John Jay was one of America’s Founding Fathers—he was also President of the Continental Congress, U.S. Secretary for Foreign Affairs, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the second governor of New York State. Construction started on his home in 1799 and Jay moved there in 1801. Today the historic site sits on 62 acres, which feature 19-century farm buildings and formal gardens.
Home of Frederick Philipse III and his family. Historical highlights include its 18th-century Georgian architecture and a rare 1750s papier-mâché Rococo ceiling.
There are only about 100 wooden roller coasters in the United States, and Rye Playland is home to one of them. In operation since 1928, the park has both kiddie rides and thrill rides, as well as a boardwalk, beach, and pool area.
The oldest military museum in the country, collections include items related to the history of the U.S. Army, the history of warfare, as well as displays of large and small weapons. Admission is free.
A contemporary art museum located in a 300,000-square-foot former industrial building on the Hudson River. The museum showcases artists of the last half-century, including Blinky Palermo, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Anges Martin, and more.
Located on the former Pocantico Hills and Rockwood Hall country estates of John D. Rockefeller family and William Rockefeller, the park offers 55 miles of carriage roads for walking, hiking, carriage driving, and cross-country skiing.