While every effort is made to adhere to the schedule, it may be necessary to revise the calendar. Call to confirm dates and times (845) 831-8172. In addition to the events listed, Mount Gulian is open for tours on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from April 22nd through October 28th. Tours are given between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, with the last tour at 4 pm. The fee is $8/adults; $6/seniors; $4 youngsters (6-18 years of age). Children under 6 and Mount Gulian members are free. Membership is open to the public. Tours for schools and groups are available throughout the year by reservation. Please call (845) 831-8172.
Children’s Spring Tea
Tuesday, March 27
Noon to 2 pm
Looking for something to do while the kids are on spring school break? Need to shake away those cabin fever blues? Can’t wait till spring? This event will help you with some, if not all, of the above. Relax, enjoy and smell the roses (or scones in this case). Our menu includes delicious, dainty sandwiches, homemade desserts and an assortment of Harney & Sons teas - all served on tables set with linens and fine china. Craft project for the children, and Easter Egg Hunt (weather permitting).
This is one of our most popular events, so please book early to ensure a reservation.
Prepaid reservations by March 16.
Sunday, April 22
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tours of the historic home, 18th century Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through October 28 from 1 pm to 5 pm, with the last tour at 4 pm.
A microcosm of American history, Mount Gulian’s visitors will hear about its part in the Revolutionary War and learn how General Von Steuben, headquartered here at the end of the war, trained the Continental Army troops to defeat the British. They’ll discover the stories of James F. Brown, a fugitive slave who risked his life for freedom, and of Robert Newlin Verplanck and his involvement in the Civil War as an officer in the US Colored Troops. They’ll learn about the Founding of the Society of the Cincinnati, our country’s oldest veterans’ organization, and the history of the generations of Verplanck family members who lived at Mount Gulian.
$8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 children (6-18 years of age)
Mount Gulian members free
Dinner and Conversation
With Mark Twain
Saturday Evening, June 2
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our annual dinner, now in its 23rd year, will feature all-time great American author and humorist, Mark Twain, expertly portrayed by Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theatre. Popular in his day as a lecturer, Twain travelled the world entertaining his audiences with his humorous talks, witty observations and quotes. For example: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”
Diners will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the famous writer and intellectual, as well as hear his inspirational thoughts on life, politics and love. Cocktails on the riverside lawn, candlelight dinner in the barn prepared by Bridgecreek Catering, banjo music, silent and live auctions.
$150 per person. Prepaid reservations by May 18.
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Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, New York 12508