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Historic Tours & Things To Do With The Family In White Plains, NY

Hudson Valley is home to a number of historic mansions and estates built by New York's prominent families as well as exciting events for all to enjoy. Check out the six-story stone house built by John D. Rockefeller. Sleepy Hollow's The Great Jack O' Lantern is a top destination in the Fall with thousands of carved pumpkins creating an extraordinary light and sound production. Go hiking or enjoy a picnic at Bear Mountain State Park. Get some retail therapy at Woodbury Commons, a giant outdoor outlet mall. The Crowne Plaza White Plains - Downtown is close to it all.
 
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Philipsburg Manor
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Once a thriving gristmill and a trading center for African American slaves, Philipsburg Manor showcases 1750's colonial life. Docents and interpreters in period costumes invite you to explore the working mill and learn about early American farm life. Tour the 300-year-old manor and enjoy an array of hands-on activities.
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The Rockefeller
Estate In Kykuit
Built at the turn of the 19th century, the hilltop estate in Kykuit was the family home of four generations of Rockefellers, starting with John D. Rockefeller, Sr., America's richest man at that time. Explore the six-story stone house, terraced gardens, and unique collections of 20th century sculptures, Picasso tapestries, and classic cars cultivated by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller.
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Lyndhurst Mansion
Tarrytown, NY
Visit the 67-acre mansion in Tarrytown within the heart of Hudson Valley. Go back in time and explore the 1842 gothic revival architecture and lush gardens that are part of the National Trust. Alexander Jackson Davis built this mansion that was once owned by railroad magnate, Jay Gould, who added the giant gothic greenhouse.
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Sunnyside
Sunnyside is the Tarrytown, NY home of Washington Irving, the American author of "Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Peek into the 19th century writer's past as you take a guided tour any day of the week and enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River. A costumed docent recounts tales of Irving's life as well as the collaborative design of his 10-acre house along the river.
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Donald M. Kendall Sculpture
 Gardens At PepsiCo
Spend an afternoon walking the grounds of the PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, NY. Explore a world-renowned sculpture garden, a legacy of PepsiCo former chairman Donald M. Kendall. See more than 45 pieces of modern 20th century outdoor sculptures by Rodin, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Claes Oldenburg.
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