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Mount Gulian Historic Site Opens for Tours

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Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, is pleased to offer tours of the historic home, 18th century Dutch barn, and heritage garden at 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, & 3PM. Visitors will hear about Mount Gulian’s centuries-long history that shaped our nation, including its part in the Revolutionary War as Patriot General Frederick von Steuben’s headquarters. They’ll learn about the founding at Mount Gulian in 1783 of the Society of the Cincinnati, our country’s oldest veterans’ organization, and the history of generations of Verplanck family members who lived at Mount Gulian. Visitors will also discover the stories of James F. Brown, an enslaved man 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 (USCT). Artifacts on display span the 18th through the 20th centuries and include antique books, furniture, and an array of Revolutionary War items. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 children (ages 6-18); free for children under 6 and Mount Gulian members. Membership is open to the public. Reservations are preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. Reservations may be made by calling the site at 845-831-8172 or email at info@mountgulian.org. Payment may be made upon arrival.

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Mount Gulian Historic Site
  • 145 Sterling St.
  • Beacon, NY 12508