Mount Gulian Calendar of Events 2021

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.

April through October

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Tour the Historic Home, Dutch Barn and Heritage Garden

April 30 through October 24
Fridays and Sundays
12 pm  |  1pm  |  2pm

Reservations required

Admission: $10 adults | $8 seniors | $5 youngsters (6-18) | Children under 6 and Mount Gulian members are free.  Membership is open to the public.
Tours for schools, scouts and other groups are available throughout the year by reservation. For further information please call (845) 831-8172, email, or complete our Contact form.


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Great Estates Garden and Landscape Tour

July 17 and 18
11 am  |  12pm  |  1pm

Mount Gulian, in cooperation with Dutchess Tourism and 6 additional historic sites, invites visitors to explore our unique horticultural history. Learn about the garden’s origins, evolution, and notable gardeners, including the story of James F. Brown, a fugitive slave who worked as the estate’s master gardener after his freedom was purchased by the Verplanck family, and Virginia Verplanck whose literary contributions include two gardening books, Every Day in My Garden and A Year in My Garden from the early 20th century. Learn tips, tricks, and techniques from the past that kept gardens green and glorious, and about the gardeners who committed their garden work to page.

Admission to this special program is: $12 adults; $10 seniors; $6 youngsters (6-18 years). Children under 6 and Mount Gulian member are free.

Reservations are required. Please call 845-831-8172 or




Dinner and Conversation with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
And A Tribute to the New York State Society of the Cincinnati

September 11
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This year’s Annual Dinner features First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, portrayed by a finely skilled actress from the American Historical Theatre. In the midst of the Second World War, learn about Mrs. Roosevelt’s use of radio addresses, public appearances and her “My Day” columns to calm fears and rally citizens to do their part in the war effort. Join us for this unique evening in which we will also honor The New York State Society of the Cincinnati.

Enjoy cocktails on the riverside lawn, a four-course, historically themed dinner served in our 18th century Dutch barn, live and silent auctions. New York State Covid 19 protocols will be followed.

$165 per person; proceeds support Mount Gulian’s education programs. Prepaid reservations by August 23.

For an invitation, sponsorship information and more details, please contact us at 845-831-8172 or