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New York State historic sites.

Long Island Region

A. Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay (516-922-9200) Tour the "Gold Coast" Coe estate and enjoy its historic mansion, gardens and greenhouse. Planting Fields Road.

B. Walt Whitman Birthplace, S. Huntington (516-427-5240) Here at this 19th-century Long Island farmhouse Walt Whitman, "poet of democracy," spent his earliest years. 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., off Rt. 110.

Palisades Region

C. Knox's Headquarters, Vails Gate (914-561-5498) Visit this 1754 Georgian-style house, headquarters for Revolutionary War Generals Knox, Gates and Greene. Rt. 94 at Rt. 32.

D. New Windsor Cantonment, Vails Gate (914-561-1765) Muskets, military drills, camp activities and exhibits recall the final encampment of Washington's Army. 1782-83 Temple Hill Rd., N. of jct. of Rts. 94 & 32.

E. Senate House, Kingston (914-338-2786) Visit the meeting place of the state's first senate in 1777. View the collection of John Vanderlyn paintings. 312 Fair Street.

F. Stony Point Battlefield, Stony Point (914-786-2521) Muskets, military drills, camplife demonstrations, tours, river views and the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson. Off Rt. 9W, 2 1/2 mi. n. of Stony Point.

G. Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh (914-562-1195) tour the house which served Gen. George Washington as headquarters from April 1782 until August 1783. 84 Liberty Street.

Taconic Region

H. Clermont, Clermont (518-537-4240) Enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson and Catskills while touring the estate and mansion of the Livingstons. Co. Rd. 6, off Rt. 9G, 1 mi. N. of Tivoli.

I. Clinton House, Poughkeepsie (914-471-1630) Explore the history of Dutchess County in this 18th-century house. Comer of Main and N. White Street.

J. John Jay Homestead, Katonah (914-232-5651) View furnishings, portraits and memorabilia at the retirement home of this patriot and statesman. Rt. 22, S. of Rt. 35, between Katonah Bedford Village.

K. Mills Mansion, Staatsburg (914-889-8851) Vistas of the Hudson River adorn this stunning estate and its opulent 1895 Beaux Arts classical mansion. 1 mi. N. of Rt. 9 turn-off, Old Post Road.

L. Olana, Hudson (518-828-0135) Marvel at the panoramic, romantic landscape and the Persian-style villa created by artist-owner Frederic Edwin Church. Off Rt. 9G, 1 mi. S. of Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

M. Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers (914-965-4027) Exhibits of history, arts and architecture are housed in one of New York's finest Georgian structures. Warburton Avenue and Dock Street.

Saratoga-Capital Region

N. Bennington Battlefield (518-279-1155) Enjoy a picnic lunch at this historic hilltop where American militiamen defeated the British in 1777. Rt. 67, 2 mi. E. of N. Hoosick.

O. Crailo, Rensselaer (518-463-8738) See early Dutch life in the upper Hudson River Valley reflected in this unique museum. 9 1/2 Riverside Avenue.

P. Crown Point, Crown Point (518-597-3666) Visit the ruins of Fort St. Frederic (1734) and His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point (1759) 4 mi, east of Rt. 9N/22 at Champlain Bridge.

Q. Grant Cottage, Wilton (518-587-8277) Here at the summit of Mt. McGregor, former President Ulysses S. Grant died in 1885. Exit 16 of Rt. 87 to Ballard Road.

R. Johnson Hall, Johnstown (518-762-8712) Twenty acres of grounds surround the 1763 home of Sir William Johnson, Supt. of Indian Affairs. Hall Avenue.

S. Schoharie Crossing, Fort Hunter (518-829-7516) Walk along the original Erie Canal and the enlarged Elie Canal with its impressive stone aqueduct. Rt. 5S to Fort Hunter, Main St. to Railroad St.

T. Schuyler Mansion, Albany (518-434-0834) Tour the gracious 1761 hillside home of Philip Schuyler, the noted Revolutionary War general. 32 Catherine S&M

Thousand Island Region

U. John Brown Farm, Lake Placid (518-523-3900) At this simple 19th-century Adirondack farm lies the body of John Brown, the famous abolitionist. John Brown Road, off Rt. 73, 2 mi. S. of Lake Placid.

EE. Sackets Harbor Battlefield, Sackets Harbor (315-646-3634) Visit War of 1812 Battlefield, 1812 Navy exhibit and the restored 1850's Commandant's House.1 mi. from Rt. 3, 9 mi. w. of 1-81, W. of Sackets Harbor.

Central Region

V. John Burroughs Memorial Field, Roxbury (315-492-1756) In a quiet field surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, visit the grave of this famous literary naturalist. 1 1/2 mi. W. of Rt. 30, N. of Roxbury.

W. Fort Ontario, Oswego (315-343-4711) Demonstrates mid-19th-century army life at this star- shaped fortress. E. 7th St., on Lake Ontario.

X. Herkimer Home, Little Falls (315-823-0398) Recapture colonial days at the Mohawk Valley farmstead of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer, Rt.5s, 1/2 mi. off Thruway Exit 29A, E. of Little Falls.

Y. Hyde Han, Cooperstown (607-547-8704) Neo-classical, Palladian-inspired rural mansion built for the Clarke family, 1817-1835.

Z. Lorenzo, Cazenovia (315-655-3200) Admire the furnishings of the Lincklaen family in this 1807 mansion overlooking Cazenovia Lake. Rt. 13, 1/4 mi. S. of Cazenovia.

AA. Oriskany Battlefield, Oriskany (315-492-1756) Gen. Herkimer's troops were ambushed here in 1777 in the bloodiest battle of the American Revolution. Rt. 69, E. of Rome.

BB. Steuben Memorial, Remsen (315-492-1756) Visit the replica cabin and the final resting place of the Drillmaster of the Revolution." Starr Hill Rd., 2 1/2 mi. W of Rts, 12 & 28.

Finger Lakes Region

CC. Ganondagan, Victor (716-924-5848) Walk trails outlining the history and culture of the Seneca who lived in this 17th-century Iroquois town. Exit 44 off Thruway, Rt. 332 S. to Rt. 41.

Niagara Frontier Region

DD. Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown (716-745-7611) Exciting, colorful events take place throughout the year at this fortification. Tour the 1726 French castle and surrounding structures. Via Robert Moses Parkway.
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