Walk through the homes of famous painters of the Hudson River School artists and see their creations up close. Explore the inspiration behind famous filmmakers and be entranced by world-class musical performances. Hike the hills, meadows and forests of America’s first arts movement and stand next to larger than life art sculptures.
Points of Interest
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor offers visitors an incredible journey through military history as well as reminders of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom. We invite you to visit our newly expanded facility in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Visitors can follow the Purple Heart Journey through video interactives, exhibits, artifacts and the Roll of Honor, plus an electronic database of Purple Heart recipients from the Civil War through today.
Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center is the birthplace and boyhood home to the American realist painter Edward Hopper. Best known for iconic and enigmatic works including “Nighthawks,” “Chop Suey” and “House by the Railroad,” Hopper has inspired countless artists and filmmakers, from Alfred Hitchcock to Ridley Scott to the creators of “The Simpsons.” Today, the Hopper House is a nonprofit art center with exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists, in addition to an ongoing display of Edward Hopper works and memorabilia.
Embrace the musical scene in the Hudson Valley by visiting Bearsville Center, a multi-use retail park built by music manager and entrepreneur Albert Grossman. Enjoy music events at the spectacular Bearsville Theater, drink and dine, browse and shop. Traverse the stunning grounds of Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts, part museum and part concert venue complete with stunning grounds. Visitors can stroll 90-acres of gardens and cultivated landscapes or enjoy acclaimed classical, jazz, and operatic performances throughout the year at indoor and outdoor sites.