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 26th through October 25th. 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.


outside Weekday Holiday Candlelight Tours
December 16, 17 and 18
1 – 5 pm (last tour at 4 pm)

Tour the homestead aglow in candlelight and decorated with fresh greens, ribbons, bows and sparkle of course.

$8/adult $6/senior $4 child Mount Gulian members free


outside Holiday Candlelight Tours
Sunday, December 20
4 pm – 7 pm
5 pm Storytelling

Unwind during the busy holiday season with a relaxing time of good cheer, good food and good company. Tours given of the homestead beautifully decorated for the holidays. Complimentary refreshments served. At 5 p.m. visitors of all ages will be charmed by the delightful tales told by storyteller Lorraine Hartin Gelardi.

$10/adult $8/senior $6/child Mount Gulian members free


outside Children’s Holiday Tea
Wednesday, December 30
Noon till 2 pm

Make an old tradition your new tradition this school break. 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 is held in Mount Gulian’s two main rooms, beautifully decorated for the holidays, with tables set with fine linens and china. Seats fill quickly! RSVP with prepaid reservations by December 18th. This event is made possible with the generous support of Antalek & Moore.

$20 adult $15 child  


outside James F. Brown Day:
From Slave to Mr Brown

Saturday afternoon, September 5
Noon to 5 pm

Mount Gulian celebrates the life of James F. Brown, an escaped slave from Maryland who made his way to freedom in New York with the help of the Verplanck family.

Featured throughout the day will be a live theatrical performance, showing of an award winning short film about Mr. Brown, riveting gospel singing, and informal conversations with historians about James and his challenging times.

This fun yet thought-provoking afternoon features gospel singers and musicians Corey Dandridge and SALT; a theatrical performance by Lynne McKenney Lydic about the life of female abolitionist Abby Kelly Foster; and conversations with Professors of History Michael Groth (Wells College) and Myra Young Armstead (Bard College), author of Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America. 

This event is funded in part by Central Hudson Gas & Electric, and the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, as well as grants from Arts Mid-Hudson, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Registration is strongly recommended; call Mount Gulian at 845-831-8172 or email at info@mountgulian.org.  Admission, paid the day of the event, is $12 adults; $10 seniors; $8 ages 12 through 18; $4 ages 6 through 11; free for children under 6, and for Mount Gulian members.


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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