Sunday, September 20, 2015

#589. Fabulous Phillipsburg Manor

Today started off overcast and a cool breeze but it turned into a nice afternoon, so we caught the MetroNorth train up the Hudson to Tarrytown in Westchester County, 40 minutes trip from Grand Central to go on a tour of Phillipsburg Manor, a historical site that was owned by a Dutch farming family until the Revolutionary War (they chose to side with the Loyalists, and lost the lot). But some stone buildings still stand and it is re-created as a working farm from 1750 when the patriarch, Adolf Philipse, died. we saw the old mill, the barn, the manor house and a weaving exhibit. Xavi said "it was a teeny weeny bit interesting".

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