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“Hudson's hidden gem - a vernacular architecture mansion from the Federal period”

The Dr. Oliver Bronson House
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Hudson
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 13 July 2016

With limited hours, it's a challenge to be able to visit the house and walk through it's three floors of rooms ---- but if you love architecture and historic preservation, you won't want to miss the experience. The house is centered around a grand spiral staircase that winds it's way through the center of the house. Walking up the stairs is an experience in and of itself --- but you'll also be able to observe various stages of preservation underway throughout the house. The organization responsible has taken great care to preserve authentic details -- and that's clearly going to take some time.

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

The Dr. Oliver Bronson home is being brought back from the brink of oblivion by the dedicated work of local historic preservationists. Although there is a lot of restoration work still to do, you can see why it is on the Register of National Historic sites. With its graceful central staircase and large airy rooms, you can imagine what the place once looked like and what it will become once again. It is fascinating to see history being restored, since usually you only get to visit places like this once the work is done.

Contact the wonderful folks at Historic Hudson who will arrange for your visit and give you lots of great architectural & historic insights

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

It is a spectacular house that has been saved from ruin and is undergoing restoration by Historic Hudson. A landmark in the history of American domestic architecture it is a must for anyone seriously interested in the history of the Hudson River.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This property has an aura. It is beautiful in decline and renovation. I am glad that I got to experience the before and can't wait to revisit the after. The house is set back in a magnificent woodland setting. The walk way is not level and the grounds in general although beautiful require walking shoes and balance care. There is no food for sale or public toilet. Scenic drive to house narrow paving with over hanging trees and limited on site parking. It is good to read the history of the owners before coming and having a docent. That is unless you want to take beautiful photos or sketches to die for of the woods and the house.

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