Hill-Hold at Christmastime, Campbell Hall, New York

Hill-Hold at Christmastime, Campbell Hall, New York

Built in 1769, the historic stone farmhouse has a working farm, a one-room schoolhouse, summer kitchen, herb garden, smoke house, and historic barn. The Campbell Hall farmhouse was the home of a prosperous farmer, Thomas Bull, and his family for over 200 years. A visit to the farmhouse and grounds allows visitors to see and experience what life was like on a Hudson Valley farm in the 1830's. The museum hosts a pumpkin festival in October, offering a hay-ride, face painting and pumpkin painting; and candlelight tours two weekends before Christmas. This photograph was taken one of those evenings when candlelight tours were offered.