A Gilded Age ChristmasStaatsburg, NY (11/10/21) – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present A Gilded Age Christmas, featuring lavish decorations in a Gilded Age mansion, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations create a stunning and festive touring experience in the Beaux-Arts country home, one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.  

Staatsburgh will open for holiday visits on Friday, November 26, by advance reservation only at www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS 

Visitors can tour the main floor of the mansion Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.) through December 23. The site will be closed on December 24 and 25. From December 26 through December 31, Staatsburgh will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.)

In addition, Staatsburgh will be open on Friday evenings December 10 and 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)     

The site’s giftshop will be open during all tour hours, offering a wide range of books, jewelry, apparel, toys, and other gift items.

Admission is $8 per person; $6 for seniors and students; children age 12 and younger are free.  Staatsburgh was the Gilded Age country home of Ruth Livingston Mills, a prominent figure in New York Society, and her husband, financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills. Their stately home, overlooking the Hudson River in the hamlet of Staatsburg, was redesigned and expanded to 79 rooms in 1895 by the famous architect Stanford White.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site and the Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park are located on Old Post Road in Staatsburg, off Route 9 between Rhinebeck and Hyde Park. The historic site is one of 6 sites and 15 parks administered by the Taconic Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, call 845-889-8851, or visit Staatsburgh’s websites at Parks.NY.govFacebook, and Blogger. Staatsburgh’s events are listed at Parks.NY.gov/Events

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual parks, historic sites, recreational trails and boat launches, which were visited by a record 78 million people in 2020. A recent university study found that spending by State Parks and its visitors supports $5 billion in output and sales, 54,000 private-sector jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit parks.ny.gov, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. The free New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit: Google Play Store, NY State Parks Explorer App or Apple Store, NY State Parks Explorer App.


Contact: Donald Fraser | Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov | (845) 889-8851 ext. 338