New York State

History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Figures

Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site

Groups can participate in all sorts of historical and ecological activities, exploring FDR’s childhood interests and experiences to introduce them to his background, and later influence. 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538. Tel: 845-486-1966.... More Info

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Eleanor Roosevelt Historic Site at Val-Kill

Visit the beloved home of Eleanor Roosevelt and the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady. 54 Valkill Park Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Tel: 845-229-9422. Cost: Free.

Harriet Tubman Home

Your group will learn about Tubman’s life through preserved personal items, archival exhibits, and informed tours from an experienced docent. 80 S Street Rd., Auburn, New York 13021. Tel: 315-252-2081. Cost: Fee.

John Brown Farm & Gravesite

Visit the home and grave of abolitionist John Brown. 115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel: 518-523-3900. Cost: Fee.

John Jay Homestead

Groups will learn about John Jay’s role in creating a Revolutionary War spy network by looking for secret messages in the museum and creating their own secret messages with invisible ink. 400 Jay St., Katonah, NY 10536. Tel: 914-232-5651 ext. 101. Cost: Fee.

Locust Grove, The Samuel Morse Historic Site

Step back in time at this 200-acre estate and learn about the technology that made morse code and the telegraph possible. 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Tel: 845-454-4500. Cost: Fee.