Montgomery Place  "Historic Site" | Annandale-on-Hudson Dutchess County New York
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Montgomery Place "Historic Site"


Annandale-on-Hudson

Dutchess County


National Historic Landmark, Hudson River estate, views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains,
Things to Do at Montgomery Place, gardens, House Tour, Hiking, Historic Site, Nature trails, Scenic Views, Waterfalls of Saw Kill River Montgomery Place "Historic Site"

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Montgomery Place a National Historic Landmark, is an extraordinary 380-acre Hudson River estate with magnificent views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. It is located on historic River Road in the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, just north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

"The lover of the expressive in nature, or the beautiful in art, will find here innumerable subjects for study. The natural scenery in many portions approaches the character of grandeur, and the foreground of rich woods and lawns, stretching out on all sides of the mountain, completes a home landscape of dignified and elegant seclusion, rarely surpassed in any country" by Andrew Jackson Downing

"Montgomery Place, a serene reflection of nearly 200 years of continuous family stewardship, is best known as a landscape influenced by the great Andrew Jackson Downing and an architectural landmark designed by Alexander Jackson Davis. But the totality of the estate - house, gardens, arboretum, woodlands, orchards, hamlet, and natural features - makes it a unique American treasure.

"The 380-acre property is an amazingly intact example of Hudson Valley estate life. Each of the estate's features has a story to tell about changing American attitudes toward nature, landscape, and home design over time.The mansion includes beautiful classical revival exteriors designed by Davis. Visible from the mansion's terrace and north pavilion are inspiring vistas of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

"The woodland trails, laid out more than 100 years ago, lead through a hemlock and mixed hardwood forest to the cascading waterfalls of the Saw Kill.

"Lush perennial, annual, and herb gardens, designed in the early 20th century, give a delightful view into the colors, fragrances, and designs popular during America's estate garden era. Picturesque and productive orchards border the estate, and in season the delicious fruit is available at the Montgomery Place Orchards Farm Stand."

"Montgomery Place was established by Janet Livingston Montgomery, widow of Revolutionary War hero General Richard Montgomery. She built the Federal-style house in 1804-05 and established a prosperous commercial nursery on the property. During the first half of the 19th century, her descendants created one of the most beautiful estates in the nation. The era's preeminent designers, architect Alexander Jackson Davis and landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing, assisted them in their endeavor. In 1850, Downing wrote that Montgomery Place is '. . . Nowhere surpassed in America in point of location, natural beauty, or landscape gardening charms.' In the 1930s, the generation living there created a 20th-century horticultural showcase, one that continues to flourish today."

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Things To Do at Montgomery Place
Arboretum
Formal gardens
Grounds and House Tour
Hiking / Walking
Historic Site
Nature trails
Orchards Farm Stand
Scenic Views
Waterfalls of Saw Kill River


Location: Annandale-on-Hudson

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