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Philipsburg Upper Manor, Pinkster Festival
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Once the headquarters of an enormous Hudson Valley manor, Philipsburg Manor interprets aspects of the history of colonial New York and the system of racially-based slavery which helped keep the estate running in the 18th century.

Philipsburg Manor is a late 17th/early 18th-century milling, farming, and trading complex owned by an Anglo-Dutch family of merchants, tenanted by farmers of diverse European backgrounds, and operated by enslaved Africans. In 1693, Frederick Philipse -- a carpenter who rose to become the richest man in the colony of New York -- was granted a charter for 52,000 acres along the Hudson River by William and Mary of England. Historically, the site is of particular interest because of the size of the enslaved community and the highly developed nature of this 18th-century commercial property.

Featuring a stone manor house filled with a collection of 17th-and 18th-century period furnishings, the site also includes a working water-powered grist mill and millpond, an 18th-century barn, a slave garden, and a reconstructed tenant farm house. The grounds are home to historic breeds of cattle, sheep, and chickens.

Guides in 18th-century costume conduct tours of the site, and special events are held throughout the year. On the day of our visit the Pinkster Festival was in full swing.

 
 
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