Locust Lawn

Locust Lawn For information on tours, please call 845-454-4500 x 211 or email [email protected]

Operating as usual

It’s National Historic Marker Day! We cleaned ours to celebrate.  #nationalmarkerday
04/30/2021

It’s National Historic Marker Day! We cleaned ours to celebrate. #nationalmarkerday

It’s National Historic Marker Day! We cleaned ours to celebrate. #nationalmarkerday

Spotted on the Plattekill near the stone house.
04/11/2021

Spotted on the Plattekill near the stone house.

Spotted on the Plattekill near the stone house.

Spring is here.
04/07/2021

Spring is here.

Spring is here.

Timeline Photos
03/10/2021

Timeline Photos

There’s more photos of our winter aconites on Instagram @locustlawnmuseum
03/03/2021

There’s more photos of our winter aconites on Instagram @locustlawnmuseum

There’s more photos of our winter aconites on Instagram @locustlawnmuseum

We made kits with all the supplies you’ll need for a decoupage valentine (or two!). They are being distributed through t...
02/11/2021

We made kits with all the supplies you’ll need for a decoupage valentine (or two!). They are being distributed through the Gardiner Library. Email Nicole at [email protected] to receive a number for reserving a kit.

We made kits with all the supplies you’ll need for a decoupage valentine (or two!). They are being distributed through the Gardiner Library. Email Nicole at [email protected] to receive a number for reserving a kit.

Happy thanksgiving.
11/26/2020

Happy thanksgiving.

Happy thanksgiving.

Now that miniature mansion is back from the Gardiner Library- where would you like to see it go next?
11/04/2020

Now that miniature mansion is back from the Gardiner Library- where would you like to see it go next?

Now that miniature mansion is back from the Gardiner Library- where would you like to see it go next?

The well house is getting a new roof!
11/02/2020

The well house is getting a new roof!

The well house is getting a new roof!

Check our Instagram for a video @locustlawnmuseum
09/01/2020

Check our Instagram for a video @locustlawnmuseum

Work has started on the Terwilliger house porch!
08/07/2020

Work has started on the Terwilliger house porch!

Marty replaced the window panes that broke in the hail storm. We were lucky not to have damage to the collection or othe...
07/06/2020

Marty replaced the window panes that broke in the hail storm. We were lucky not to have damage to the collection or other buildings.

Locust Lawn's cover photo
07/04/2020

Locust Lawn's cover photo

07/01/2020
Storm

The recent hail storm, as viewed from the Terwilliger house porch. We luckily only had minimal damage with a few broken window panes. The ice ranged from marble sized, to an inch or so across.

Our heron is one of the many birds who live here at the museum. Our function as a bird sanctuary is part of our stewards...
06/14/2020

Our heron is one of the many birds who live here at the museum. Our function as a bird sanctuary is part of our stewardship.

Snow squall, then sunshine.
05/09/2020

Snow squall, then sunshine.

Our pear tree is in bloom. We miss visitors.
05/02/2020

Our pear tree is in bloom. We miss visitors.

Game you can play during quarantine - bubble bowling! It’s been a favorite at our game night events.  All you need is a ...
04/14/2020

Game you can play during quarantine - bubble bowling! It’s been a favorite at our game night events. All you need is a bubble wand, goal posts (spools of thread work well), and wool fabric. Bubbles are blown on to one end of the fabric, and have to be coaxed through the goal posts on the other side of the fabric by blowing gently on the bubble. Each bubble through is a point. Tag us in your photos so we can see you playing! #parlorgames #unplugged #19thcentury #antiquegamenight

If you missed Walter Wheeler when he spoke at our museum- here’s an article about his work.
03/17/2020
Witch Houses of the Hudson Valley

If you missed Walter Wheeler when he spoke at our museum- here’s an article about his work.

Architectural historians, looking behind walls and beneath floorboards, find evidence of an occult past.

Our first indoor amusement-THE ERRATIC EGG - transfer the egg from one wine glass to another, and back again to its orig...
03/14/2020

Our first indoor amusement-THE ERRATIC EGG - transfer the egg from one wine glass to another, and back again to its original position, without touching the egg or glasses, or allowing any person or any thing to touch them. To perform this trick, all that you have to do is to blow smartly on one side of the egg, and it will hop into the next glass; repeat this and it will hop back again. #quarentinegames

For the next few days at least we’ll be posting games and indoor amusements for everyone trapped inside under quarantine...
03/13/2020

For the next few days at least we’ll be posting games and indoor amusements for everyone trapped inside under quarantine. Let’s make the best of it.

See you there!
03/05/2020

See you there!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Valentine making party!
02/13/2020

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Valentine making party!

7 years of cleaning our adopted highway!
02/09/2020

7 years of cleaning our adopted highway!

You’re sweetheart doesn’t want a text. Give them something physical- a card! We provide the materials and snacks - this ...
02/03/2020

You’re sweetheart doesn’t want a text.

Give them something physical- a card!

We provide the materials and snacks - this Thursday. More info on our events page.

Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year.
12/26/2019

Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year.

If you’re looking for something to do today - our parent site in Poughkeepsie is having its Holiday Hunt for families. L...
12/15/2019

If you’re looking for something to do today - our parent site in Poughkeepsie is having its Holiday Hunt for families. Last one of the season.

🎄Come join the holiday fun TOMORROW (Sun. 12/15) from 12-4pm at Locust Grove Estate! 🎄
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Enjoy cookies and a holiday story performance featuring renowned storyteller @lorrainehartin, then take a wintery walk to our mansion to view 15(!) Christmas trees and search for the Christmas Dove 🕊 hidden in each room!
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These shots from last week’s event by Rachel Crittenden Photography !
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#TisTheSeason #Holiday #HolidayHouseHunt #HomeForTheHolidays #HolidaysInTheHudsonValley #HudsonValleyHolidays #HVNY #HudsonValley #UpstateNY #EscapeBrooklyn #HudsonValleyHappenings #HudsonValleyGO #hvmag #HudsonValleyMagazine #HudsonValleyChristmas #Poughtential #PoughkeepsieNY #Christmas #Decorated #Happy #FamilyFun #hudsonvalleyparents

Snow!
12/04/2019

Snow!

Online exhibit! Learn more about Locust Lawn.
10/25/2019
The Story of Locust Lawn · The Hasbroucks of Locust Lawn: A lens into the history of a 19th century Hudson Valley family · HRVH Omeka Exhibits

Online exhibit! Learn more about Locust Lawn.

In the early 1800’s, Josiah Hasbrouck, a descendant of Jean Hasbrouck, chose to move his family from a small stone house in New Paltz to a large plot of land in Gardiner, N.Y. While the family was building their future home, Josiah and his wife Sarah Decker (1764-1845), along with several of their...

10/22/2019
Locust Lawn

Beautiful drone footage of Locust Lawn and the surrounding area by Michael Cumella.

Drone footage filmed and edited by Micheal Cumella - www.michealcumella.com

Photos from Locust Lawn's post
10/13/2019

Photos from Locust Lawn's post

Probably the last monarch this season.
09/10/2019

Probably the last monarch this season.

The Terwilliger house.
09/10/2019

The Terwilliger house.

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