General Tours

We’re pleased to offer tours once again on Fridays and Sundays. Tours of the historic home, 18th century Dutch barn, and heritage garden will be given Fridays and Sundays at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm through Sunday, October 24th. Reservations are required.

Visitors will hear about Mount Gulian’s centuries-long history that shaped our nation, including its part in the Revolutionary War as Patriot General Von Steuben’s headquarters. the founding of the Society of the Cincinnati, our country’s oldest veterans’ organization, and the history of generations of Verplanck family members who lived here.

Visitors will discover the stories of James F. Brown, a fugitive slave who risked his life for freedom, and of Robert Newlin Verplanck’s participation in the Civil War as an officer in the US Colored Troops. Artifacts on display span the 18th through the 20th centuries and include antique books, furniture, and an array of Revolutionary War items.

General Tour admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children (ages 6-18); free for children under 6 and Mount Gulian members. Membership is open to the public.

Please Note: Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing and masks are required. Advance reservations are preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated if safety limitations allow.

For tour reservations and further information please call Mount Gulian at 845.831.8172 or email info@mountgulian.org.

School & Group Tours

Mount Gulian’s staff loves to teach young people about American history.  It’s one of our favorite things to do. We know that young people learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process and when history is shown to be relevant to their own experiences.

Our three programs are: "A Child’s Life in Colonial Times", "Dutche Settlers and Trade with the Native Americans", "A Soldier’s Life During the Revolutionary War".  Click HERE for program details.  Schools and groups may visit Mount Gulian and have lunch on the riverside lawn, weather permitting.  Or, our staff will gladly bring our programs to your school.

To book a program please call 845-831-8172, email info@mountgulian.org, or complete and submit the form on our Contact Page.

White Glove Tours

Hold history in your hands at our truly unique White Glove Tour. These special tours are conducted for advance-sale groups only.

Your group will get to hold and examine artifacts representing 300 years of history.

Of course, everyone gets to put on white, cotton, curatorial gloves before handling artifacts and documents relating to the Verplanck Family, the American Revolution, the Civil War and much more.

Mount Gulian’s history which spans from Native American times, through the Colonial Era, slavery, emancipation, and the Golden Age of the Hudson Valley. Examine items from the museum collection - precious family letters; documents and artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries; English and Dutch family bibles; women’s and men’s Victorian era clothing; military artifacts and more!

The White Glove Tour includes a tour of the Home, circa 1730 Dutch Barn, and Heritage Garden. Allow 1.5 hours.

$14 per person, minimum group Size of 5

To book a White Glove Tour call 845-831-8172, email info@mountgulian.org, or complete our Contact form.