Century House maintains a museum on the history of the Snyder Estate, the industrial history of the Rosendale Cement District, and Rosendale history in general.
There is also a large collection of horse carriages and sleighs on view, acquired over the years by the last owner of the Century Cement Manufacturing Company, A.J. Snyder II.
The Society also presents many benefit performances in its unique Widow Jane Mine, and occasionally presents a site specific outdoor sculpture exhibition and site-wide festivals.
The Snyder Estate grounds are open for walks and self guided tours from 10AM to 6PM daily during the spring, summer, and early fall, 10AM to 4PM during late fall through early spring. The Estate will be closed when the Widow Jane Mine freezes over until the Spring when it has definitely thawed.
Free for members – all others, please leave a donation at the donation boxes by the Kiosk or the entrance to the Widow Jane Mine.
The Century House Museum is now open for small groups during the Pandemic Emergency. Please observe guidelines regarding masking and social distancing.
There are self-guided tour brochures available at the entrance Kiosk, where you can learn about the history of the Rosendale Cement District, the Widow Jane Mine, and the Snyder Estate.
Just a reminder: please respect the Snyder Estate border markings.
If you would like to learn a some facts about the Rosendale Cement District while the Museum is closed, there are explanatory plaques placed on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, roughly from the Women’s Studio Workshop parking lot at 722 Binnewater Lane, going northerly past Williams Lake. There are mines, kilns, and abandoned foundations there, but no entry is allowed.
Find out more about the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail at : https://www.wvrta.org.
- Adults: $5
- Students: $2
- Family: $10
- Or become a member!
Directions to The Snyder Estate
Less than two hours from New York City, Rosendale is midway between New Paltz and Kingston, Exits 18 and 19 of the NYS Thruway (I-87).
From Exit 18 (New Paltz) take NY 32 north to Rosendale.
From Exit 19 (Kingston) take NY 209 south to Stone Ridge, then NY 213 east to Rosendale.
The Snyder Estate is on the north side of Route 213, a mile west of the village.
Route 213 is a winding road as it follows the Rondout Creek. Please use caution when entering and exiting the site. You can only exit to the right, as the curve is extremely blind! There’s a turnaround you can use a little way down the road if you want to go to the main part of Rosendale.
We look forward to your visit!
Nearby Points of Interest
We’re within half an hour of these popular destinations:
D&H Canal Museum In High Falls
Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz
Historic Kingston in Kingston
Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz
Minnewaska State Park in New Paltz
Senate House Museum in Kingston
Maritime Museum in Kingston
Trolley Museum in Kingson
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail throughout Ulster County. Featuring the Rosendale Trestle Bridge.