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Storm King Art Center
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The world’s leading sculpture park, with visitors from around the world is the unique attraction of Storm King Art Center. Their collection of over 100 sculptures created by some of the most admired artists of our time is in a scenic landscape. Sculptures range in age from post World War II to the present.

The experience is designed for art and nature lovers of all ages. The majority of items of the collection are large-scale abstract sculpture many steel, including sculptures in stone, earth and other materials. Its large scale sculpture are either in outdoor galleries taking advance of its scenic beauty or indoors in the museum.

The art center is on 500 acres of fields, hills, meadows and woodlands. It is situated amid the surrounding mountains of the Schunnemunk and Storm King mountains.

Storm King Art Centers permanent collection of sculpture is complimented by special exhibitions. A variety of programs and classes are also available. A new summer class is offered in partnership with the Hudson Valley Writing Projects Young Writers Program.

Storm King Art Center is located in the Hudson Highlands at 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY. It is 1 hour north of New York City’s George Washington Bridge. To the east is the Hudson River, north the city of Newburg. Albany is 91 miles south, Boston is 200 miles northeast, Philadelphia PA is 150 miles south.

Hours of Operation
April 2, to October 31, 2014
Wednesday – Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday)
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Admission
Adults - $15
Seniors - $12
Children 5-18 - $8
Children under 4 free

New Windsor is a town of 25,244, west of Hudson River and east of US 87. The entire area has many historic landmarks, several of historic significance. Storm King Mountain is the centerpiece of Storm King State Park.

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is the location of the last winter encampment of General George Washington’s Continental Army. A visitor’s center houses exhibits about the Revolutionary War in the Hudson Valley. Costumed actors demonstrate military life, artillery and musket drills, blacksmithing and woodworking activities.

Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site was the Georgian-style home of businessman John Ellison’s. It served as military headquarters of Major General Henry Knot during the Revolutionary War. The site includes a house, mill ruins, and hiking trails. There are guided tours and exhibits showing 18th century life in Hudson Valley.

Stewart International Airport is near the junction of US 87 and US 84. It is categorized as a primary commercial service airport with 10,000 enplanements per year.

New Windsor is a 4.5 hour drive of 300 miles from Rochester NY. Drive I-90 east to Syracuse then south on US 81 to Binghamton, route 17 east to US 84 east to Newburgh.

Here’s one visitors impression of Storm King Art Center.
“This is a fabulous outdoor museum park. “