What is The Point?

The Hoyt House / The Point is probably the best example of Vaux’s application of the Picturesque movement; the marriage of building architecture with landscape design.

Recent Events

Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance Online Forum

September 16, 2020 5:30 pm  

CVPA’s Park & Trail Partnership Program Grant

What we learned and next steps to make a Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Plan for The Point in Staatsburg, NY


Kurt Hirschberg
Jan Hird Pokorny Associates
Steps to a Phased Capital Plan for The Point

Charlotte Barrows & Jenny Lauer
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Cultural Landscape Report: Purpose & Methodology

TR Revella-Hamilton
Cultural Landscape Report: A Survey of Sources

Jennifer O’Donnell
Hone Strategic LLP
Assessing Readiness & Feasibility

Explore The Point

The Point, and its Hoyt House mansion, located at the heart of Mills Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, NY

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Hike The Point!

Experience the iconic views that inspired Calvert Vaux and client Lydig Hoyt to situate the Hoyt House at The Point.


Discover The Point Barn Complex, remnants of lost outbuildings, historic carriage road and trestle bridge.


Learn about the Livingston-Hoyt Family estate, viewshed restoration and plans for the future of The Point

Trail Map (PDF)

About Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance

Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance (CVPA) works to restore and find sustainable uses for the Vaux-designed Hoyt House and landscape at The Point in Staatsburg, NY, as well as the site’s 19th-century barn complex and gentleman’s farm. We work to expand awareness of the pivotal role played by Vaux in American architecture and landscape design, and to make The Point a place where his work can be experienced and enjoyed. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CVPA serves the Mid Hudson economy by developing sustainable uses for The Point’s many structures, drawing visitors to Mills Norrie Park, and creating greater appreciation for the many exciting Vaux resources throughout the region. We serve all Americans by helping to forge a more complete narrative of our nation’s cultural history.

We are still working to restore our full website. If you need to reach us in the interim, please contact kitty@calvertvaux.org.

Join our team

Become a member of the Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Team amd be part of the rebuilding of the The Point. Stay tuned for information on how to get access to the notebook online and receive emails when anything is added to it.
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We are still working to restore our full website. If you need to reach us in the interim, please contact kitty@calvertvaux.org.