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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 437-5632

Vassar’s collection of over 20,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient Egypt to present-day America, including an extensive collection of works from the Hudson River School

Franklin D. Roosevelt Home, Presidential Library, and Museum
114 Estates Lane
Hyde Park, NY
1 (800) 337-8474

National Historic Site: Springwood, FDR’s lifelong home, and the presidential library and museum (operated by the National Archives)

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill)
54 Valkill Park Road
Hyde Park, NY
(845) 229-9422

National Historic Site: Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Vanderbilt Mansion
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
Hyde Park, NY
(845) 299-7770

National Historic Site:  54-room mansion of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt, built between 1896 and 1898

Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse Historic Site
2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-4500

The home of inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, designed by Andrew Jackson Davis, with an extensive collection of art and period furnishings 

Dia: Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100

Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present, with major works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, and Dan Flavin

Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY
(518) 828-0135

Home of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major artists of the Hudson River School of landscape painting

Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY
(845) 534-3115

Open-air museum with the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the U.S.

Hudson Valley Renegades
1500 Route 9D
Wappingers Falls, NY
(845) 838-0094

Minor league baseball

Appalachian Trail 
30 miles of the trail cross the southeast corner of Dutchess County.

Mohonk Preserve
3197 US-44
Gardiner, NY
(845) 255-0919

8,000 acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds, and streams in the Shawangunk Mountains

Walkway Over the Hudson
61 Parker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-9649

The longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world (212 feet tall, 1.28 miles long)

Powerhouse Theater
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 437-5907

New plays, musical workshops, and readings of works-in-progress on the Vassar campus each summer. A collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film

Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 473-2072

The oldest continuously operating theater in the state, the Bardavon is home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the primary venue for touring artists and musicians.

Dutchess County Rail Trail
(845) 298-4600

13-mile trail from the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Junction

Upstate Films
6415 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-2515

Foreign, independent, documentary, and animated films as well as lectures by guest filmmakers, scholars, and critics

Trevor Zoo
131 Millbrook School Road
Millbrook, NY
(845) 677-3704

At the Milbrook School, the zoo was founded by Frank Trevor, the school’s first biology teacher, and today houses 80 different species including nine endangered species.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
75 N. Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-0589

A destination for families with young children with exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, and early STEM education

Poughkeepsie Galleria
2001 South Road (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 297-7600

Premier shopping destination with department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and a multiplex theater

Tourism Links

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area 

Dutchess County Tourism 

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