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Montgomery Place Innovators and Influencers: Downing, Davis, Gilson, and White

55 Gardener Way
Red Hook, NY 12571

42.014512 -73.918943

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • October 1, 2023, 10:30AM, Walk will be postponed until October 8, only if heavy rain is forecast.
Detailed Times/Hours Grounds are free and open to the public sunrise to sunset.


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Long before there was online shopping, there were print catalogs; before the internet there were journals; before social media there were social circles; and before podcasts there were dinner parties. Meet some of the visitors and residents (both voluntary and forced) who made significant contributions to life at Montgomery Place while also shaping a wider worldview of their special field of interest. Highlighted personalities will include: A. J. Downing, landscape designer and founding journalist; A. J. Davis, architect and A-List invitee; Alexander Gilson, slave descendant, businessman, and ground breaking gardener; Violetta White Delafield, female scientist, pioneering mycologist, and outdoor wellness advocate. Organization Hosting the Event Bard College Montgomery Place Campus Phone Number 8457587179

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: Additional equipment: Wear comfortable walking shoes and long pants.

Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 7.
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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