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Area attractions unite historic buildings and classic rural life with quirky cultural happenings and establishments that reflect the passions and personalities of their proprietors. Come to the Great Western Catskills to experience a classical concert in a barn; explore old cemeteries and historic school houses; or indulge in jazz at a historic church along a dirt back road. The list goes on with Civil War reenactments, vintage baseball games, arts workshops and programs, book readings with local authors, staged train robberies and gallery openings. You won’t soon forget these authentic Catskills experiences.

If you're a history buff, visit Power of History for historic sites and activities!

  • Alix Hallman Travis Studio

    In picturesque Halcottsville, the Travis Studio is in an old blacksmith shop built in the 1880s and retaining many of the original features.   The studio reflects the seasonal activities of the artist.  In the summer plein air watercolor paintngs of the Catskill landscape--natural and man made--predominate.  When the weather turns cool Travis works inside, using the summer's work to inspire works in oil, collage and printmaking.  The studio is open by appointment. 

    103 Bragg Hollow Road
    Halcottsville 12438
    Phone: 607-326-7073
  • Andes Society for History and Culture

    The Andes Society for History and Culture is a not for profit educational corporation established in 1975 for the purpose of promoting the history of Andes and the surrounding area and to provide diverse educational and cultural programming. It is located in the historic village of Andes, NY in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.

    PO Box 455
    Andes 13731
    Jim Andrews
    Phone: 845-676-3775
  • Over The Border

    Baseball Hall of Fame

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.

    25 Main Street
    Cooperstown 13326
    Bradford Horn
    Phone: 888-hall-of-fame
  • Over The Border

    Bellearye Music Festival

    Music under the stars!! Enjoy performances all summer long, under the tent or on the lawn. Located at Overlook Lodge at Belleayre Ski Center.

    PO Box 198
    Highmount 12441
    Phone: 845-254-5600 x1344
  • Over The Border

    Bleinheim/Gilboa Visitors Center (NY Power Authority Visitor Center)

    Are you looking for a way to combine education with outdoor fun? Then plan a visit to the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in North Blenheim, just 40 miles southwest of Albany on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our power project and admission-free Visitors Center have a deliberately low profile amidst spectacular scenery, historic settings and a developed state park. 

    Lansing Manor, 1378 State Highway 30
    North Blenheim 12131
    Samantha Clark
    Phone: 800-724-0309
  • Over The Border

    Brewery Ommegang

    In October of 1997, not far from the birthplace of baseball, ground was broken for what was to become America's most unique microbrewery. Based on traditional Belgian farmhouse architecture and set on a former hop farm in upstate New York, Brewery Ommegang was born with the philosophy that truly unique ales must be built from the ground up. Now brewing five award-winning Belgian-style ales and offering daily tours and tastings, plus a full calendar of special events, Brewery Ommegang is the place where brewing is an art and partaking is a passion.

    656 County Hwy 33
    Cooperstown 13326
    Phone: 607-544-1800
  • Bright Hill Press & Literary Center

    Word and Image Gallery, at Bright Hill is a gallery dedicated to the integration of language and visual art. Bright Hill hosts the Speaking the Words Festivals and Tours featuring more than 400 writers and offer writing and the visual arts to more than 600 children and 300 adults in its popular Word Thursdays Literary Workshops for Kids and Adults. Visit us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and other event times.

    94 Church Street
    Treadwell 13846
    Phone: 607-829-5055
  • Capra Cinema

    Movie theater in Hancock, NY. 

    533 West Front Street
    Hancock 13783
    Phone: 607-637-3456
  • Catskill Community Players

    The Catskill Community Players is a community theater group founded in 1974 with the purpose of “promoting and presenting theater in the community”. Based in upstate New York’s Delaware County, its membership is drawn from the communities of South Kortright, Hobart, Stamford, Jefferson, Delhi, Franklin, Oneonta, and surrounding areas.

    PO Box 135
    Hobart 13788
    Phone: 607-652-7514
  • Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild

    Newly open store featuring the works of local Catskill artisans, fiber artists, and wood workers. Open Thursday to Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm.

    785 Main Street
    Margaretville 12455
    Jill Kline
    Phone: 845-586-3443
  • Catskill Scenic Route 30

    From Hancock to Grand Gorge, Catskill Scenic Route 30 follows the East Branch of the Delaware River through 5 towns; HancockColchesterAndesMiddletownRoxbury and their many villages and hamlets. Along the entire route, bluestone quarrying, logging and farming were historically the most important industries and continue to be important today. Easily accessible via Exit 90 from Route 17 (soon to be I-86), Route 30 in Delaware County passes through 61 miles of beautiful hills and valleys, passing many historical sites, and offering many attractions and recreational activities through all four seasons of the year.

    PO Box 97
    Downsville 13755
    Caroline Martin
  • Crossroads Cafe

    Delhi's favorite neighborhood cafe serves up tasty treats & free-trade organic coffee. Breakfast & lunch daily. Come in and sit for a spell. Mon - Fri: 7 am-5 pm; Sat & Sun: 8 am-5 pm. Wi-fi access . Monthly art exhibitions. Live music. Starting in June 2010 we'll be open for dinners Thursday - Sunday 5-9pm.

    80 Main Street
    Delhi 13753
    Pamela Guy
    Phone: 607-746-7007
  • Delaware & Ulster Rail Road

    The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York’s legendary Catskill Mountains. Saturdays and Sundays Memorial weekend through the end of October, and Columbus Day. Thursday through Sunday from 4th July weekend through Labor Day weekend. Trains depart at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM for a one hour and fifty three minute round trip to Roxbury and back to Arkville. The fare is $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $7 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 ride for free.

    43510 State Highway 28
    Arkville 12406
    Dave Riorden
    Phone: 800-225-4132
  • Delaware County Historical Association

    The Gideon Frisbee Homestead was constructed in 1790 for Judge Gideon Frisbvee. The house is a fine example of early Federal architecture with noteworthy features including the original grained woodwork in the tavern room, a parlor fireplace with flanking arches, large Christian Cross doors and nine-over-nine paned windows containing much of the original blown glass. The property features 6 historic buildings in additional to the Frisbee house, including a blacksmith shop, the Husted Hollow school house, the Amos Wood gun shop, tollgate, Frisbee Family Cemetery and nature trail. The museum hosts historical exhibitions and special events throughout the year.

    46549 State Highway 10
    Delhi 13753
    Tim Duerden
    Phone: 607-746-3849
  • Deposit Community Theatre

    148 Front Street
    Deposit 13754
    Nick Barone
    Phone: 607-467-4161
  • Deposit Historical Museum

    We are located in the village of Deposit, NY, just off route 17 in the Catskill Mountains. Our Museum is open to the public from 2 -- 4 PM on Thursdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend until mid-October. Admission is free. Museum staff are available year round on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM until Noon.

    145 Second Street
    Deposit 13754
    Richard Axtell
    Phone: 607-467-4422
  • Eagle River Valley

    The Eagle River Valley promotes activities within Hancock, Deposit and Windsor, NY. This beautiful corridor between the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers is a wonderful destination for a family vacation.  With parks and trails, rivers and lakes, all of nature and outdoor fun is at your fingertips.  Less than 3 hours from Manhattan or points surrounding, you can make a long day of it or bring the family for a weekend getaway.

    PO Box 432
    Windsor 13865
    Sue Riley Rambo
    Phone: 800-900-2363
  • Erpf Gallery at the Catskill Center

    The Catskill Center's Erpf Gallery forms the centerpiece of a historic building in the hamlet of Arkville in the western Catskills. The gallery hosts shows through out the year featuring Catskill artists. It also runs an artist in residence program in the summer.

    43355 State Highway 28
    Arkville 12406
    Alan White
    Phone: 845-586-2611
  • Over The Border

    Farmers Museum

    The staff members of The Farmers’ Museum and NYSHA combine their talents and energies in a friendly, engaging manner to cultivating an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped our land, communities and American culture. 

    5775 State Route 80
    Cooperstown 13326
    Todd Kenyon
    Phone: 888-547-1450
  • Franklin Stage Company

    The company was founded on the principle that great theatre should be accessible to all. Our character is rooted in, and defined by, our Free Admission policy. We believe that theatre is not only a literary art, but also a popular one; we draw our inspiration from the fairground and the circus, the music hall and the street. We love to clown wildly in tragedy; to expose the tragic in comedy; to ignite the absurd within the profound. We strive to bring great stories to life on our stage.

    25 Institute Street - Chapel Hall
    Franklin 13775
    Carmela Marner
    Phone: 607-829-3700