Location Shoots

Commercial photography and film

Historic Hudson Valley’s sites are busy year-round with visitors taking timed tours, attending popular seasonal events, and learning about area history through our educational programs. We thus restrict commercial filming and photography to allow these activities to take place unimpeded.

Here are some guidelines:

Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate

Kykuit is NOT available for ANY still photography or motion picture projects. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, and Van Cortlandt Manor

Commercial shoots are RARELY permitted. We will consider requests from well-funded productions that would have minimal impact on our visitors, staff, and historic sites. Filming inside our historic homes is NEVER permitted.
Sorry, but we cannot accommodate student or independent films.

For more information, contact Karen Clark at kclark@hudsonvalley.org.