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 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.

outside Fathers’ Day: Free Admission for Dads
Sunday Afternoon, June 21
Tour at 1:30 p.m.

Mount Gulian celebrates Fathers’ Day with free admission for dads. The tour of the house, 18th century Dutch barn and restored garden begins at 1:30 p.m. No other tours will be given this day. Rarely displayed items will be brought out, including an 18th century edition of Virgil, once owned by Thomas Jefferson, an original Society of Cincinnati certificate signed by George Washington and Henry Knox, and Verplanck family letters, including those of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, pictured above. Make Fathers’ Day extra special this year with a visit to Mount Gulian.

Admission for non-fathers is $8 adults; $6 seniors (62+); $4 children (6-18);
free for children under 6 and Mount Gulian members.
Free admission for Dads


outsideDinner and Conversation with Thomas Paine
Saturday Evening, June 13
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a four-course 18th century meal with Thomas Paine, finely portrayed by an actor from the American Historical Theatre. Author of the pamphlet Common Sense, Paine challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. Impressed with the publication, General Washington had it read to all his troops. Join us in toasting this unsung hero. Candlelight dinner in our 18th century Dutch barn, prepared by Bridgecreek Catering. Period music by Julie and James Paradies.

Silent and live auctions. Cocktails on the riverside lawn. $150 per person.
Prepaid reservations by May 22.

For an invitation and/or further information please contact us at 845-831-8172,
or email at info@mountgulian.org


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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