Guided tours of the grounds only are available. Participants will join the guide to stroll the grounds of the farmstead established by Pieter Bronck in 1663. Reservations are required and payments must be made online.
The tour begins with the approach taken by the first European settlers to the development of the American wilderness, and proceeds through the evolution of the Bronck farmstead as the environment, family life, and agricultural practice changed. The content of this year’s walking tours has been drawn together from various museum specialty programs and has never been offered in a single tour.
Tour admission is $8 per person. Reservations and payment must be made online. Only those with reservations will be included in tours. Tours are offered at 11 AM and 2 PM on Thursdays and Fridays only. Each tour will be offered to a maximum of 6 participants. Tour participants must completely cover their nose and mouth at all times, and obey social distancing. This is an outside walking tour, suitable clothing and shoes are recommended and visitors must be able to walk or stand for at least 30 minutes. For additional tour information and to make the required tour reservations please visit our website at www.gchistory.org.
The site was operated as a working farm by 8 generations of the Bronck Family. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with 18th and 19th century art and furniture. The Victorian horse barn has a varied collection of Greene County and Catskill Mountain House memorabilia.
The unique 13-sided barn houses a collection of horse drawn vehicles.