Take a trip back to Colonial times and visit
Sands Ring Homestead Museum
Sands Ring Homestead was built in 1760 by Nathaniel Sands. Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cornwall, New York, it is one of the oldest Dutch colonial houses still standing in the Hudson Valley. Additions were added from 1777 to 1840 and at one time, the home contained 22 rooms. The Homestead was once known as Rose Cottage because of the beautiful rose arbor that once graced its entrance. Presently, visitors can tour the Parlor, the General Store, the Meeting Room, the Old Kitchen, various upstairs rooms, and the Herb Garden. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For over 30 years, students have participated in the living history programs at Sands Ring Homestead Museum. Here, students learn about life in the 1700’s while participating in colonial activities, such as open hearth cooking, butter churning, spinning and weaving, candle dipping, and cornhusk doll making. They also learn about the Sands family and their place in history. To learn more about our Colonial Learning and Activity Programs, contact us.
Sands Ring Homestead Museum is a hands-on museum where history comes alive. The Homestead is open to the community during Open Houses and during community events held from April to November. Check our calendar for the next opportunity to visit our living history museum. Group tours, led by costumed docents, are available by appointment.
In 2007, Friends of Sands Ring Homestead Museum, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, was created to support Sands Ring Homestead Museum. We invite everyone to become a member and join our circle of Friends. E-mail, phone, or drop a note in the mail to us and we will be happy to send you membership materials. Annual memberships start at only $10.