Crailo State Historic Site (also known formerly as Fort Crailo) on the Hudson River in Rensselaer, once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, has reopened to the public.
Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley and is administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Visits are available by reservation only. Reservations can be made by calling the historic site at (518) 463-8738. Visitors will be required to give their name, a contact number, and the city, town, or location they are visiting from.
All tours of the museum and historic house will be self-guided. Self-guided tours will be offered at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
The historic site is also offering exterior and grounds tours, weather permitting. These exterior tours highlight Crailo history, architectural details as well as Hudson River history. Exterior tours are also by reservation only, and are offered at noon and 2 pm.
Crailo Historic Site is located at 9 ½ Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York. For more information call (518)463-8738, or visit the State Parks website.
Photo of Crailo Historic Site provided.