Senate House Announces Season Opening

Senate House State Historic Site is set to re-open for tours and museum visitors for the 2021 season on Thursday, April 15th. The site will be open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays, 1pm – 5pm through October 31st.

Visitors can experience a guided tour of the Senate House, the 18th century home of Abraham VanGaasbeek and the meeting place of the first New York State Senate in the midst of the American Revolution, as well as two floors of exhibits in the site’s museum building. Tours will be held on the hour, with the last tour leaving at 4 pm each day. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children 12 years of age and younger are free.

Senate House staff are committed to keeping visitors healthy and safe by keeping public areas clean. In accordance with health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 and to facilitate proper social distancing, building and tour capacity will be limited, and 6-foot social distancing required. Visitors are advised that face coverings must be worn inside the buildings. Visitors will be asked to use hand sanitizer and to avoid touching common surfaces. Visitors experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms may not enter the buildings. For any questions or additional information, please contact the site at 845-338-2786.

Senate House State Historic Site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and one of 40 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information please call 845-338-2786, visit the New York State Parks website at: or find us on Facebook at:

The Palisades Parks Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Palisades Interstate Parks and Historic Sites by raising funds, increasing public awareness and supporting visitor education.

Find us at:, or call us 1-845-630-8174. Palisades Parks Conservancy, P.O. Box 513, New York, NY 10018

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