Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus and overlooking the Hudson River, is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Renowned architects, landscape designers, and horticulturists worked to create an elegant and inspiring country estate consisting of a mansion, farm, orchards, farmhouse, and other smaller buildings. The Montgomery Place estate was owned by members of the Livingston family from 1802 until the 1980s. In 1986, Livingston heir John Dennis Delafield transferred the estate to Historic Hudson Valley in whose hands it remained until 2016, when Bard College acquired the property.
The Montgomery Place grounds will be open to the public beginning on Wednesday, July 1.
Mansion tours will continue to be suspended.
Be Ready and Resilient
Note the Following:
- All bathrooms are closed to the public until further notice
- This is a carry in/carry out facility
- Stay on groomed paths and trails
- Avoid touching objects and surfaces, including park signage
- Don’t share equipments such as balls, frisbees, etc. with those not in your household
- Groups should be limited to members of a household
Podcast: The Montgomery Place Story
Listen to Professor Myra Young Armstead, Montgomery Place Director Amy Husten, Arboretum Director Amy Parrella '99, and College Archivist Helene Tieger '85 talk about the history of Montgomery Place and how it's become part of the Bard story.Audio Transcript PDF