Step Into The Past and Explore

From the top of the Catskill Mountains, along miles of bountiful rivers, to the hidden tunnels below – Sullivan County is a unique footprint in American history.


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Area Museums

  1. The Museum At Bethel Woods -Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, explores the unique experience of the Woodstock festival, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacies of the Sixties and Woodstock today.
  2. Time and the Valleys Museum – Museum of the history of the Rondout and Neversink watershed areas and NYC’s water supply system. Interactive and fun exhibitions on three floors include “The impact of water on the life and growth of the valleys”; “Tunnels, Toil & Trouble: NYC’s quest for water and the Rondout-Neversink story”; “Celebrating Catskill Waters: past and present.” A local history research room and museum shop are also available.
  3.  Sullivan County Museum – The museum, Historical Society exhibits, and archives are located in the historic 1912 Hurleyville School House. This is the premier spot in the county to not only learn about the fascinating history of the area but explore your personal history as well. The Society maintains both permanent and changing exhibits of historical interest.
  4. Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum – The CFFCM is the world’s largest center dedicated to the fly fishing community. The CFFCM is also home to the Wulff Arts and Cultural Gallery, the Catskill Bamboo Rodmakers Workshop and Heritage Crafts Center featuring the arts & crafts of the angler, the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, the Catskill Legends and more. Birthplace of American fly fishing.
  5. Ten Mile River Scout Museum – Museum dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the largest Boy Scout Council camp in the U.S. Extensive memorabilia display includes patches and neckerchiefs, a variety of scout uniforms, maps, literature, camp and staff photos. Video collection includes narrated color slide shows, field documentaries, home movies, interviews with former campers and staffers.