Historic Hudson, New York

Online Walking Tour

The City of Hudson, New York is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers in 1785, Hudson quickly grew to a major commercial center and almost became the capital of New York State. Hudson offers the finest “Main Street” in New York and features examples of every architectural style since the late 18th century, including two of the rarest, Adam and Egyptian Revival.

Our virtual adventure, led by Seth Kamil, president of Big Onion Tours, will explore the diverse social history, architecture, and people of this Upstate urban center. Stops could include: Promenade Hill, Nantucket Houses, sites associated with the Underground Railroad, the most notorious Red Light district north of Times Square, and locations associated with The Jenkins Family, Ma Brown, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Ada Louise Huxtable, and Lieutenant William H. Allen, who was killed by pirates.

This tour will be presented live and our guide will give an illustrated presentation of the tour route with an accompanying talk. 

Live tour limited to 30 members.

The Hudson River Portfolio, Hudson, Plate 13, After William Guy Wall, 1821–25. The Metroploitan Museum of New York


Friday, October 16th | 4:30 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m. (eastern)

Online via Zoom Webinar

$30 Royal Oak Members


Rent the recorded tour to watch at your leisure for 72 hours between Saturday, October 17 and Monday, October 19

$30 Royal Oak Members

Register to Rent

The Zoom video link will be sent to you on Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m.. (eastern). 
Please check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive the link in your inbox. If it is not there by 10:15 a.m. (eastern), contact us right away at zoom@royal-oak.org
The rental of the tour will be hosted on the Zoom website and only available for streaming until Monday, October 19 at 11:59 p.m. (eastern). The video will not be available after that date and time. It cannot be downloaded.
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