Town of Wilton New York

Town Historian

In 2018, The Town of Wilton NY celebrated it’s 200 birthday. Looking ahead to the future, Wilton continues to support the heritage of our community.

The Friends of Ulysses S. Grant maintain Grant’s Cottage, a state owned historic landmark on the summit of Mt. McGregor. Eastern Outlook provides a breathtaking view of Wilton.  It is definitely a "must see!" Ulysses S. Grant spent his final weeks finishing his memoirs prior to his death at the Cottage on July 23, 1885. The Cottage is open from Memorial Day until mid-October. Hours of operation can be obtained by calling 518-583-3645. Tours may also be arranged.  It is well worth a visit.

At the base of the Mountain, the Wilton Heritage Society operates a museum in the former Wiltonville Church, located at 5 Parkhurst Road. The museum sits at the corner of Corinth Mountain Road (aka County Road 101),Parkhurst and Mt. McGregor Road. This museum shows the history of the Town from its creation in 1818 to the present. It is open to the public at no charge from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, Friday through Sunday 1pm to 4pm. 

The Wilton Heritage Society may be reached at 518-583-3645.  

We hope you will take the time to visit these and other sites to learn more about Wilton, the place that you have decided to call Home.  If you find it difficult to visit, our Historian Emeritus Jeannine Woutersz, has created a striking tribute to the Town in her published picture book entitled “Images of America- Wilton”. This book combines more than two hundred historical images on the Town of Wilton. This memorable book is available for $21.00. Wilton Historical Calendars are also available for $5.00.  All proceeds of the book will benefit the “Wilton Heritage Museum”. 

     To obtain a copy of the book and/or calendar, please stop in to the Town Hall or contact Katie Coons at  .  

2024 Wilton Historical Calendars
Wilton WWII Veterans

Wilton’s World War II Fallen Heroes.  Today, we know of five Wilton men who were fallen heroes and others that are now acknowledged on the Wilton Honor Roll. 

Contact Information and Hours

Office hours by appointment
Phone (518) 581-8646    

22 Traver Road, Wilton NY 12831

Historic Overview
Historic Overview

The one common link between the Native Americans, early settlers, and present day residents of Wilton is " Love of the Land ". As the Iriquois were attracted by the forests, streams, mineral waters, and good fertile land, so were the first pioneer families

Wilton Heritage Society
Wilton Heritage Society

The Wilton Heritage Society operates a museum in the former Wiltonville Church at the corner of Corinth Mountain Road (aka County Road 101), Parkhurst and Mt. McGregor Road

Grant Cottage

In this Adirondack Cottage Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He had arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants, and doctors; he was able to complete his memoirs in the short time he had left.

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