The Van Wyck Homestead

2018 Tour Season is over 

Thank you to All of the Volunteers that Welcomed Visitors to the Museum to Share our History!

Before We Ring in the New Year let's have some Fun at the Museum

Enjoy Refreshments including mulled cider by the Fire in the c.1732 Kitchen

Hear the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and the story of the controversy over who wrote it. 

It was likely written here in Dutchess County!

Click here to learn more about the controversy.

Listen to music with Steve Kelman who will play his guitar and mandolin for us and Cara Schuman who will play wooden flutes just like the what was played in the 18th century!

There will be crafts and games for kids too

This is a free event and all of our community is invited

It's an annual event and is always a fun time!

You are Invited to Join Us at the

Holiday Open House

at the Van Wyck Museum


Friday, December 28th @ 6:30pm

at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Consider Volunteering at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum!

Please visit our page on for details about becoming a Tour Guide or Museum Greeter: VolunteerMatch

Visit Us:

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 Offered:

Saturdays and Sundays 

Anytime Between 1:00 & 4:00

June through October

Self Guided Tours of the Grounds Everyday from Dawn to Dusk