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Putnam History Museum

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Wonderful little Museum in the middle of Amazing History

This part of the country has amazing history. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both visited... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
Local history

Visited while the museum had a temporary exhibit dealing with Benedict Arnold. This was quite... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Cold Spring, New York
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6 days ago
“Wonderful little Museum in the middle of Amazing History”
9 Nov 2017
“Local history”
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63 Chestnut St, Cold Spring, NY 10516-2613
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This part of the country has amazing history. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both visited Cold Spring New York. This little Museum has a wonderful collection of history. Stop by and say hi!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited while the museum had a temporary exhibit dealing with Benedict Arnold. This was quite interesting but the museum does display quite a bit about the West Point Foundry and its major contribution to the Civil War, the Parrot Gun. On the day we visited...More

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This gem is situated close to foundry cove and contains a wealth of information on what the foundry produced and what life was like during the foundry's active years. Couple this with the excellent temporary exhibits and you have a couple of very entertaining hours...More

Thank B0bPol
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This Putnam History museum was a complete surprise to me. I went expecting to learn more about the Foundry Preserve, and while there is an excellent exhibit on the foundry, I also found an incredible exhibit on the modern residential architecture of the Hudson River...More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Lots of interesting exhibits on the history of the Cold Spring area, the foundry etc. The kids didn't want to read each exhibit but found the photos interesting. Nice to do on a rainy day.

Thank Jayne T
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very limited hours -- have to really build in a plan to get here Highlights 1. very informative 12 minute video about the foundry 2. some great artifacts including weapons and domestic items made in the foundry 3. large artworks showing life in/around the foundry

Thank Shakespeare_Fan
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Took a ride to Cold Spring for the express purpose of visiting the Museum. I had even checked the web site to make sure it was open, and according to the internet, it was. We got there, and there was a sign on the door...More

1  Thank gobytrain99
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This small yet interesting litttle museum & Historical Society is worth the visit. Great local charater and charm.

2  Thank History-Lover-NY
Reviewed 24 August 2011

For those who tour the world, or even just New York City, this is a very small, seemingly insignificant museum. But Putnam County is an area full of interesting history from the Revolutionary War onward. Every year this museum features some aspects of this history...More

4  Thank CSSnowshoer
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