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“Must see for some real Hudson Valley colonial history”
Review of Bronck Museum

Bronck Museum
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Coxsackie
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Owner description: Three hundred year old historic (formerly working) farm.
Reviewed 3 October 2013

This 17th century original homestead is the oldest in New York. It is in pristine historical condition due to the fact that 8 generations of the Bronck family actually lived in it but never "updated": they kept it in the original colonial state. It is a gem. When the last Bronck family gave it up, in 1939, they donated it to the Greene County Historical Society, and it became a National Trust property. The Hudson Valley Dutch history in New York I think is often slighted in our education system, but this home, and the really knowledgeable tour guide we had, really brought it to life.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

I vacationed in the area several times and never knew about this awesome museum. Thanks to TA, I found it. Our tour guide was an expert on NY history and was eager to share. We learned so much about colonial times and NY state history. It was worth the visit.

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

This is a beautiful home/farm with buildings dating from the 1600's-1800's. The family was good enough to donate the site and money to maintain it, and the historical society has done well by the site.

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

My partner and I are history buffs so we try to see everything an area has to offer. We go to the Hudson Valley and Catskills often, but never made it to the Bronk Homestead until now. The tour guide was an extremely knowledgeable woman who gave us a private tour, as it was a quiet day and we happened to be the only people there. She was amazing, as was the gentleman who worked in the exhibit barn. They really like what they do and got us very interested in the museum with their enthusiasm. If you like New York history from the Dutch through the English periods you have to see this museum. It was fun too, which is a plus for an historical site. I would recommend going to The Martin Van Buren National Park site in Kinderhook also. You can do both of these in one day.

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

One of the most comprehensive tours we've ever been on. Really makes
17th century life in Hudson Valley come alive. Special November tour covered fall and winter celebrations. Even provided refreshments served at that time.

Thank russojl
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