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Garrison

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Things to do: sightseeing, golf, wildlife areas
Garrison is a hamlet in Putnam County, New York, United States. It is part of the town of Philipstown, on the east side of the Hudson River, across from the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Garrison Metro-North Railroad station serves the town.The Garrison train wreck occurred near Garrison on the Great Hudson River Railway on October 24, 1897, killing 20 people.For the 1969 film Hello, Dolly! starring Barbra Streisand, Garrison was the filming location for the Yonkers scenes. Saint Basil's Academy in the town served as the finish line of The Amazing Race 10 in 2006.OrganizationsGarrison is home to many non-profit and cultural organizations. 'Manitoga' is the extensive woodland gardens estate of modernist designer Russel Wright, and the location of his National Register of Historic Places listed modern style house 'Dragon Rock.' It is operated by the non-profit Russel Wright Design Center, with tours and hiking trails. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, founded in 1987 with its first performances at Manitoga, is now located at Boscobel, a Federal-style mansion (built 1804 - 1808) for the Morris States Dyckman family. Constitution Marsh is an Audubon sanctuary with walking trails and canoe tours on the Hudson River. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust promotes and assists in local conservation efforts.
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