May 12 through September 1
1:00 - 4:00
and by appointment
New York City,
Rosendale is midway between New Paltz
From Exit 18 take NY 32
From Exit 19 take NY 209
The Snyder Estate is on
We look forward
We're within half an hour of these popular destinations:
The Snyder Estate began in the early 1800s as a family farm. With the local discovery of natural cement, the site experienced substantial industrial growth until the 1970s. In 1992 the Snyder Estate Natural Cement Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Widow Jane Mine
Today the Widow Jane Mine provides
an exciting venue for historic interpretation and special events. Many
musicians have performed and recorded here, taking advantage of its
The mine was recently featured on National
Public Radio's "All Things Considered".
Cement Industry Museum - Cement industry artifacts and photographs from the Rosendale Natural Cement District. Rosendale Natural Cement was used in the building of the most enduring landmarks of the nation. The Brooklyn Bridge, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the wings of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, Grand Central Terminal, the Croton Aqueduct and dams, the Pennsylvania Railroad tunnels, the New York State Thruway, and thousands of public works projects all got their start underground in the cement mines of Rosendale. The Museum exhibits and the Snyder Carriage and Sleigh Collection offer visitors an opportunity to learn about the vivid history of the Cement Region and the times and personalities of this great industry. In 1891 almost half of the cement in America was manufactured in the Rosendale Cement Region. Millions of barrels of this product made their way to market taking advantage of the transportation links provided by the Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Wallkill Valley Railroad. Materials from the archives have been used in publications including Listen to the Whistle and From the Coalfields to the Hudson.
The Century House - Former residence of Andrew J. Snyder, the original building dates to 1809.
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