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Hudson River Heritage (HRH) hosts an annual Country Seats Tour with each year featuring a specific theme and location. These popular tours showcase houses and other buildings of architectural and historic interest within the Landmark District and Mid-Hudson Valley. This tour, now in its 30th year, is a staple of the autumn calendar and a “must-attend” event for many patrons who look forward to returning to the Hudson Valley each year to see old favorites and discover some previously hidden gems.

NOTE: It was our plan to conduct a Country Seats Tour in October 2021, but the continued concerns about COVID-19, the Delta variant, and vaccination statuses has meant that most people are not interested in opening their homes to visitors this year. Understandably, we have decided to postpone our next Country Seats Tour until 2022, and hope for better times ahead.

Highlights of past tours include:


Historic Athens and Catskill

Historic houses in the folkloric land of Rip Van Winkle

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Land of the Livingstons

Historic houses and buildings built by the Livingston family in Dutchess and Columbia Counties

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Historic Poughkeepsie

Historic 18th- and 19th- century houses in Poughkeepsie

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Historic Red Hook

Exploring historic houses built in and around Red Hook

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Hudson River Eclectic

Design diversity in the Hudson Valley

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Hudson Valley Renaissance

New life for historic homes

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20th-Century Country Seats

An eclectic mix of houses built during the 1900s

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Historic Hudson Valley Farms

Historic farmsteads and barns with an agricultural heritage

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Exemplars of Hudson Valley Architecture

Defining architectural styles of the Hudson Valley

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What’s Dutch

Dutch American rural architecture

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