Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Crailo Season

Crailo State Historic Site [10 Riverside Ave.] will close for the season at the end of October. When Crailo opens again next spring, it will have new exhibits for the Hudson 400 Celebration, commemorating the 400th year anniversary of Henry Hudson's 1609 exploration of the river.

Crailo was a fortified home on the Van Rensselaer estate, the founding Patroons of Rensselaerswyck. In addition to the many good links scattered throughout this note, there is an interesting article about Fort Crailo on the I Love NY Hudson Valley tourism site. You can also read a NY State Military Museum history of Crailo and the Colonial Wars.