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A Day in Hurley, New York
Stone House Day
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
(always the the second Saturday in July)
10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine

Here’s a quick look at what goes on at the Stone House Day event:

  • Tour stone houses built between 1685 and 1786, while guides in costume attire tell stories and provide information room-by-room.

  • Walk through a colonial (1776) militia encampment and talk with re-enactors, view rifle demonstrations and learn about their colonial way of life.

  • Enjoy an historic reenactment of a famous speech given by Sojourner Truth, followed by a mock interview with this famous figure from American history.

  • Watch a play entitled, “Voices of Nieuw Dorp”.

  • Let your kids take an active part in the Children’s Crafts, with colonial-style candle-making, tinsmithing, and cornhusk dolls,

  • Nancy Anderson will provide a violin performance at 29 Main Street.

  • See Colonial spinners and weavers in action.

  • The Hurley Heritage Museum is located in one of the historic stone houses and offers displays and a gift shop.

  • Come downstairs in the Schadewald Community Hall and visit the Ulster County Genealogical Society. It will be open to help families who would like to research their genealogy.

  • A variety of Homemade food and beverages are available in Schadewald Hall. Stop in for a snack, or have lunch there.

  • Homemade baked goods is also available while supplies last.

  • Musical performance featuring traditional songs.

The tour ticket price includes everything above except purchased food and beverages.

Hurley Main Street will be blocked off during this event to ensure the safety of visitors. Two stone houses on the tour are not on Main Street, but can be reached by a short bus ride, which is included in your ticket price.

Always free car and bus parking.

Hurley Main Street and its residents and businesses are involved so visitors may enjoy:

  • Two antique shops
  • One shop featuring antiques and dried flowers
  • Hurley Library Fair
  • Hurley Mountain Inn (built in 1830, was in the movie “Tootsie” with Dustin Hoffman) offers food but not lodging
  • Old Burial Ground (1708): This Burial Ground is the oldest continuously-operated public cemetery in Ulster County. Burials have taken place here since the early 1700’s


Other nearby attractions:
5 to 30 minutes drive:
  • Senate House State Historic Site
  • Hudson River Cruises
  • Trolley Museum of New York
  • D&H Canal Museum
  • Senate House State Historic Site
  • Hudson Maritime Museum
  • Opus 40
  • Lake Mohonk
  • Village of Woodstock
  • Horse Shows in the Sun
30 minutes to 1 hour:
  • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • F. D. Roosevelt Home and Museum
  • George Washington’s Headquarters
  • New Windsor Encampment
  • Olana State Historic Site
  • State Capitol at Albany
  • Wineries in New Paltz and Highland
  • Dude Ranches (two)
  • West Point (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Culinary Institute of America