Built in 1805, Montgomery Place is a historic estate located along the Hudson River in Red Hook, New York. It includes the mansion, gardens, arboretum, woods, and orchards. The federal style mansion is the last remaining home of its kind in the Hudson Valley and the last one designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis. It was built by Janet Livingtson Montgomery, whose husband General Richard Montgomery died at the Battle of Quebec on December 31, 1775. The house was acquired by the local preservation organization Historic Hudson Valley in 1985, which spent a few years renovating the house. The organization sold the house to Bard College in 2015 which intends to use it as a teaching space (it is not clear if the house will continue to be open to tourists).
The house retains many of its original furnishings, though the house itself has been altered over the years. Its history reflects the changing attitudes people had towards the natural landscape. The estate was first used as a commercial nursery. Later, it became an ornamental showcase. And lastly it served as a recreational retreat.