Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 1-5 PM (April though October) Wednesday and Sunday: 1-5 PM (Nov. & December) Group tours available year round
Phone: (845) 831-8172
The prominent Dutch merchant Gulian Verplanck built the original house at Mount Gulian Historic Site between 1730 and 1740. Major General (Prussian) Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the Continental Army's Drillmaster and Inspector General, used the house as his headquarters in 1783. He played an instrumental role in establishing the Society of the Cincinnati, our nation's first veterans' organization and a fraternal order of the officers of the Continental Army. The Society was formed at Mount Gulian on May 13, 1783.
Mount Gulian is the headquarters of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati. The house features a large meeting/exhibit room, a museum room with Revolutionary War era collections, a dining room and kitchen with period furnishings, and a gift shop. Adjacent to the home is a restored eighteenth-century Dutch barn built by the Verplancks and a restored garden.
Take I-84 to exit 11. Take 9D north approximately 1/10th of a mile. Turn left into Hudson View Park Apartments. Make an immediate left onto Lamplight Street, which becomes Sterling Street. The site is at the end of the road.
Research Patron: Atwood Collins; Todd and Beverly Brinckerhoff; Frances Reese; Thomas Wermuth