The Fishkill Historical Society

History Lives... Here!  At the Van Wyck Homestead Museum


Mailing Address:

Fishkill Historical Society

P.O. Box 133

Fishkill, NY 12524

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504 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524

Guided Tours of the

Van Wyck Homestead Museum

are held Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 (Last Tour at 3:30)

From June to October*

​​*Museum Opening is Subject to Change as it is Dependent on Volunteer Personnel Availability

Self Guided Tours of the grounds are  available everyday from dawn to dusk. Brochures are next to the museum's front door


Tour The

Van Wyck Homestead Museum

From June through October​

 The Museum is Open on

Saturdays and Sundays

from 1:00 until 4:00* 

Self-Guided Tours of the grounds are available every day from dawn to dusk. Brochure guides are next to the museum's front door.​

​​*Museum Opening Schedule is Subject to Change as it is Dependent on Volunteer Personnel Availability. Off-Season tour appointments can be requested at

Make the Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Your Own!

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​for details about becoming a ​​

Tour Guide or  Museum Greeter:​​


 Holiday Revelry is back at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum

with the Holiday Open House!

Wednesday, December 28th at 6:30pm

Join in the merriment of an evening of friends, food, music, and activities for kids at the museum.

The lovely Cara Schuman is graciously joining us to expertly play beautiful music reminiscent of what was played at the homestead long before any of us came to be. Cara will also lead anyone who is interested in a little sampling of a simple 18th Century Country Dance like George Washington loved so much! We’ll also be joined by another musician, Steve Kelman, who will play contemporary music on his guitar and mandolin.

For the kids we’ll have games and crafts. For the child in all of us we’ll hear our annual reading of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. There is a controversy over the authorship of the poem. It is likely to have been written by Major Henry Livingston Jr. right here in Dutchess County rather than Clement C. Moore who the poem’s provenance is currently credited to.

By the fireplace in the kitchen the holiday cheer continues with mulled cider, snacks and sweets. We’ll see you at the museum for an old-fashioned holiday bash!​​​​​​


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Episode 1 Features Fishkill Historical Society

Co-Founder, Historian and Author Willa Skinner
Episode 1 - Willa Skinner