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At-a-Glance 2016

May 19-21, 2017 — Opening Weekend at Hill Hold

Hill-Hold is open for the season! Visit Hill-Hold Museum for a wonderful trip back in time. There are always interesting and fun events and things to do for the entire family.

Learn more about Hill-Hold here.

June 3-4, 2017 — Opening Weekend at Brick House

Brick House tablescapeVisit this handsome dwelling that evolved from a gentlemen’s farm to a country estate. The interior is carefully maintained and always decorated in the current season’s colors.

Learn more about Brick House here.

June 4, 2017 — Wine Making & Tasting at Brick House
red wine

Call 845-615-3830 for more information about our popular wine making and tasting event.

August 1, 2017 —“Herb Day” at Hill Hold
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Join the Friends of Hill Hold for their annual fundraising “Herb Day Lecture and Luncheon.” The lecture is at 10:00am at the Skea Lodge. This year’s speaker is Master Gardener Cecilia Lillard. Cecilia’s presentation will be on herb themed window boxes.

Guests will enjoy a fabulous 3 course, herb inspired luncheon catered by the Eagle’s Nest under a tent on the front lawn of Hill-Hold Historic Homestead. There will also be door prizes, silent auction, raffle and shopping.  SOLD OUT.

September 3, 2017 —Brick House Museum closed for the season
Brick House Museum

Brick House is closed for tours for the season. Please check our holiday events.

October 8, 2017 — Hill Hold Closed for the Season
Hill-Hold Grounds

Hill-Hold is closed for tours for the season. Please check our holiday events.

October 14, 2017 — Pumpkin Festival at Hill Hold
pumpkin fest

Join the Friends of Hill Hold for their Annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 14, from noon till 4:00pm. Admission is $3 per person.

  • Take a hayride to the Pumpkin Patch
  • Visit with Mrs. Scarecrow
  • Kids get to pick out a pumpkin to paint & take home
  •  Lots of fun family activities including “Corn Hole”, old fashioned games, make a craft, face painting and much more.
  • Refreshments are available for purchase

Download the flyer: 2017 Pumpkin Fest. A terrific way for the family to spend a Fall afternoon!

November 18, 2017 — Thanksgiving at Brick House
Thanksgiving at Hill Hold

Please join us for our Annual Brick House Thanksgiving Celebration.

Thanksgiving at Brick House will feature candlelight tours of this elegant, 1768 historic homestead decorated in autumn splendor. Holiday arrangements will adorn all the rooms and the dining room will be set for a feast. Free light refreshments will be offered in the early downstairs kitchen.

Download flyer: 2017 Thanksgiving at Brick House.

For more information about the Brick House Thanksgiving Tour, please contact Orange County Parks at 845-615-3830.

Admission is $2 per child and $3 per adult.

Christmas Candlelight Tours at Hill-Hold Museum

December 9th and December 16 2017 from 3pm till 7pm.
December 10th and December 17, 2017 from noon till 4pm.
Christmas Candlelight Tour

Join the Friends of Hill Hold to celebrate a Colonial Christmas with the annual candlelight tours of Hill Hold – the 1769 Historic Homestead of Thomas Bull.

Every room in the charming stone house will be beautifully decorated for the holiday including the parlor with the traditional tree surrounded by an amazing collection of antique toys and the dining room set for a festive holiday meal.

Enjoy a story reading, some refreshments and a visit with Santa while you sit by the cozy fire in the basement kitchen. Then visit the Summer Kitchen for a demonstration of open hearth cooking and children will have an opportunity to make a craft in the One Room School House.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Download flyer: 2017 Flyer Hill-Hold Christmas