Image courtesy North Wind Picture Archives
In 1996, Congress designated the Hudson River Valley a National Heritage Area in order to recognize, preserve, protect, and interpret its nationally significant cultural, historic, and natural resources.
Get activities, maps, and multimedia to help your students understand the history of the Hudson River, the settlement of the Hudson River Valley, and the impact of the river and surrounding area on trade.
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National Geographic Travel
Get a glimpse of what Dutch explorers saw almost 400 years ago. Follow this route, from National Geographic's "Drives of a Lifetime" series, to take a driving tour of the Hudson Valley.