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 Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from April 27th to 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). Mount Gulian members are free. Tours for schools and groups are available throughout the year by reservation. Call 845-831-8172.


outsideRevolutionary War Muster Day
Sunday, November 2
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Muster Day was the day able bodied men age 18 to 45 enrolled in the militia. Mount Gulian visitors will be trained in Revolutionary War drills as developed by General von Steuben who was headquartered here in 1772-1773, and served as the Continental Army’s Drillmaster and Inspector General. Wooden muskets and tri cornered hats will be available for use by children. Re-enactors from the 1st NY Regiment will demonstrate musket firing. 

2 pm - Revolutionary War Drills
3 pm - Storytelling with Lorraine Hartin Gelardi

$10 adult     $8 senior     $7 child (ages 3 to 16)
FREE for active duty military personnel

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outsideHoliday Candlelight Tours
Sunday, December 14
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Unwind during the busy holiday season by joining us for a close-to-home, relaxing time of good cheer, good food and good company. Tours will be given of the homestead’s rooms, decorated in different fashions with each room, of course, lit by candlelight. Refreshments will be available with our compliments. 

(5PM Living History Scenario)
$10 adult   $8 senior   $6 child (3-16 years)

5PM Visitors will meet James F. Brown, the estate’s master gardener, Mary Anna Verplanck, the mistress of the house, and William Samuel Verplanck, her nephew, as they prepare for a dinner party at which a major, family announcement will be made.  The time period is 1836 and visitors are invited to participate in this new living history scenario, assuming the roles of household staff. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.  This event is also supported by the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

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outsideWeekday Holiday Candlelight Tours
Weds, Thurs, and Fri,
December 17, 18, & 19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tours will be given of the homestead’s rooms, decorated in different fashions with each room, of course, lit by candlelight.   

$8 adult  $6 senior  $4 child (ages 3 to 16)


outsideChildren's Holiday Tea
Saturday, December 27
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm

This event combines fun, good manners, delicious food and education about a bygone era in an authentic setting where social teas were once standard fare. The Tea will be held in Mount Gulian’s two main museum rooms, beautifully decorated for the holidays, with tables set with fine linens and china.

$18 adult  $15 child

Seats fill quickly! RSVP with prepaid reservations by December 18
845-831-8172 www.mountgulian.org

This event is made possible with the generous support of Antalek & Moore


For more information call (845) 831-8172 or
email at info@mountgulian.org


Thank you for visiting Mount Gulian.

Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, New York 12508
(845) 831-8172

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