Travelers to picturesque Dutchess County will find what is easily recognized as one of the best examples of Gilded Age architecture in the area. Built in 1832, the 25-room mansion was originally the home of Morgan Lewis, a governor of New York, and later was passed down to his great-granddaughter. The home was mostly used for parties and entertaining, since the family more frequently stayed in their Paris, Rhode Island, New York of California homes.
Visitors to this iconic estate will find a massive portico outside the imposing building, complete with regal columns and an impressive façade. The interior is decorated in typical French style, with towering 18-foot ceilings in some areas. Its restored turn-of-the-century charm continues to attract travelers interested in seeing how the Mid-Atlantic’s elite once lived.
Guided tours of the home and grounds are available for those who want to learn more about the architecture, history and lifestyle of the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s former residents.
The historic site is located at 75 Mills Mansion 6 Road in Staatsburg, New York. It is open to visitors Thursday through Sunday from 11am-5pm.