Things to Do
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
National Historic Site: Stone Cottage at Val-Kill, the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
National Historic Site: 54-room mansion of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt, built between 1896 and 1898
The home of inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, designed by Andrew Jackson Davis, with an extensive collection of art and period furnishings
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
Home of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major artists of the Hudson River School of landscape painting
Open-air museum with the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the U.S.
Minor league baseball
30 miles of the trail cross the southeast corner of Dutchess County.
8,000 acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds, and streams in the Shawangunk Mountains
The longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world (212 feet tall, 1.28 miles long)
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
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.
13-mile trail from the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Junction
Foreign, independent, documentary, and animated films as well as lectures by guest filmmakers, scholars, and critics
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.
A destination for families with young children with exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, and early STEM education
Premier shopping destination with department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and a multiplex theater