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Hudson River towns, Metro NorthBy Car

The river towns area is well-served by a network of highways. The New York State Thruway (I-87) and the Taconic State Parkway are the main North-South routes and I-90, I-84 and I-287 are the main East-West routes.

By Train

Metro-North trains run frequently from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to Poughkeepsie. Enterprise rental car pick-up can be arranged at many stations along the way.

Amtrak stops at Yonkers, Croton-Harmon, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff and Albany, then north to Montreal with connections to the west.

New York Waterway Ferry

By Ferry

Weekday commuter ferries  are no longer available.  Visit   or for information about special tours.

By Air

Commercial air service brings passengers from all over the country into the Historic Hudson River Towns area. Airports include Westchester County Airport in White Plains, Stewart Airport in Newburgh, and Albany International Airport in Albany.


Sunday Scholar Series: The Civil War and the American Spirit

Sunday Scholar Series: The Civil War and the American Spirit

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Scholar Series: The Civil War and the American Spirit
Music, the Civil War, and American Memory Dr. Lawrence Kramer focuses on music from the Civil War through the Vietnam War as well as Walt Whitman’s collection of Civil War poems, Drum-Taps, which is steeped in musical language. It is a clear departure from the heroic war narratives that defined epic poetry passed down to us from ancient Greece. Composer and musicologist Lawrence Kramer, Distinguished Professor English and Music at Fordham University, discusses the stirring music we associate with America’s Wars on November 20. Author of numerous books and articles about music, he edits the journal Nineteenth-Century Music, and the new edition of Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps.

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave Yonkers, NY 10701

Contact: 914-963-4550


Free with Museum admission: $6 Adults; $3 Youth 3-18; $4 Seniors and Students with ID. Free for children under 3 and members.

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