Town of Roxbury, Kirkside Park

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PO Box 291
Roxbury, New York 12474

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Walking Tours

Groups of five or more are welcome to arrange for a guided walking tour of the hamlet of Roxbury. For scheduled appointments contact the Community Resources Office at (607) 326-3722 or . Donations for guided tours are greatly appreciated.

The hamlet of Roxbury is rich in natural beauty and historic resources. Roxbury is the birthplace of railroad magnate Jay Gould and America’s best-loved naturalist, John Burroughs. Unlike so many upstate New York villages, the hamlet of Roxbury has retained its seminal 19th-century architecture, which has resulted in the entire hamlet being listed on the State and National Registers.

Roxbury’s maple-lined Main Street exhibits wide-ranging stylistic examples— from the most humble Greek Revival to the most elaborate late-Victorian.

One of the truly unique historic sites in the hamlet is the Jay Gould Reformed Church, with its massive stone edifice and Tiffany windows.

Alongside the church is Kirkside, the former summer estate of Helen Gould Shepard. This Main Street property was purchased by Ms. Gould’s daughter is 1896, and the simple seven-room farmhouse was expanded to create the magnificent, rambling Georgian-style mansion.

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Town of Roxbury, Kirkside Park
Tom Hynes located at
PO Box 291
Roxbury, NY 12474
The township of Roxbury all90 square miles of it! consists of the village hamlets of Roxbury and Grand Gorge, and the Denver/Vega Valley.