Staatsburg State Historic Site: A Glimpse into the Lives of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills

A white house with a large portico on a hill

Located along the Hudson River, the Staatsburg State Historic Site is a magnificent Gilded Era estate now open to the public. Touring it offers a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills. The couple, both prominent members of New York society, lived in the grand mansion and hosted a number of […]

Seeking Harriet Tubman in Fort Hill Cemetery

Fort Hill Cemetery -- Harriet Tubman's grave

We went to Fort Hill Cemetery to pay our respects — and get the closest we’ll ever get — to freedom fighter and American hero Harriet Tubman. We’d visited her home, which is under restoration and renovation, earlier that day. And the day before, we’d toured William Seward’s house, her friend and former U.S. Secretary […]