Mills Mansion at Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Sep 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A time capsule of the Gilded Age, the 79-room Mills Mansion opens for the season with a new exhibit highlighting the life of Ogden Livingston Mills, who was born into wealth yet devoted himself to public service. Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Have you ever heard of the passenger pigeon? Probably not, seeing as these birds — which were once the most abundant breed of fowl in North America — went extinct 100 years ago. Sadly, 53 other species in our state (including several types of turtles, a cougar, and an eagle) could head down that path too, says the Department of Environmental Conservation. The parade at the...

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This event occurs weekly, on Sunday and Saturday.

Fans of the wildly popular British TV drama Downton Abbey are no doubt counting the days until the series resumes in January. The folks at Staatsburgh State Historic Site feel their pain; to help them cope, the site hosts a 90-minute Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour at Mills Mansion. Costumed guides — dressed as both servants and guests — take you through the Gilded Age manse,...

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