Welcome to Museum Village

Museum Village is a unique and inviting open-air historical museum which offers visitors the opportunity to explore vignettes of 19th century American life. Using a large collection of eclectic artifacts, the museum provides hands-on educational experiences and exhibits that illustrate the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America.

Operating Schedule

The museum is currently ClosedWe're open again on Saturday (April 18, 2020) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

We Love Kids Groups!

School groups, homeschool families, summer camp groups and even birthday parties! We love to give your kids a hands-on view of history
for a fun day of learning and exploring.

Tour Living History Museum

While visiting the exhibit buildings now at Museum Village, you can shop in a 130-year-old general store, see a real Mastodon skeleton, make a candle, step inside a 200-year-old log cabin, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and watch a broom being made. All that and be home in time for dinner!

Register for a Workshop or Event

Register online for an upcoming workshop or event.

How Can You Help?

The more help we get, the better we can make your Museum Village experience. Become a member now and show your support!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
11:00 am Opening Day!!!
Opening Day!!!
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Opening Day!!!
In 2020 it will be Museum Village’s 70th year. Wow! Over the course of time many, many people worked here, volunteered here or served on the board of trustees.. There are so many stories that have been told and shared We have heard names and have heard tales and we would like to meet some ... Read more

Object of the Month

Object Of The Month

Pith Helmet: a tan, cotton twill pith helmet featuring a kerosene lamp attached to the top. It is unknown whether the lamp was installed by the manufacturer or by the helmet’s owner. It is thought that the lamp may have been used as a nighttime or hunting device. Donor claims that the helmet was worn by President Theodore Roosevelt. Est. date range: 1880-1910

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We were named as a "2019 Top Family-Friendly Place To Go" by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine!