Historic Sites & Museums

Historic Sites & Museums in the Hudson Valley

Here in the Hudson River Valley, historic sites are a ubiquitous part of the Dutchess County landscape. Not only can you step back in time, you can choose which time -- pre-Revolutionary war, early Quaker days, the Gilded Age, or the early 20th century and the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus
Overlooking the Hudson River, the 380-acre estate is a National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Designed by renowned architects,... Read More
Clermont State Historic Site
Country estate of seven generations of the prominent Livingston family. Restored mansion, visitor center, exhibit galleries, formal gardens, carriage trails, picnicking... Read More
Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site
"Springwood", lifelong home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1880-1945. Includes grave sites, rose garden, grounds and hiking trails.  Open 7 days a week, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Last tour... Read More
Hopewell Depot Restoration
Restored 1873 railroad station offers tours and Visitor Center with area tourism brochures and exhibits. Dedicated to preserving the railroad history of Dutchess.Located at Hopewell Junction end of Dutchess... Read More
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Hands-on exhibits and programs present science, technology, the arts, literacy, health and Hudson River heritage. For ages 0-6. Located on banks of the Hudson River and steps away from the historic... Read More
Poughkeepsie Post Office
A National Historic Landmark, with five distinctive murals depicting historic occasions in local, state and national history, including the Ratification of the United States Constitution by New York.  A... Read More
Saint James Church
Episcopal church attended by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Congregation dating from 1811, historic cemetery. Read More
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
The Gilded Age country home of Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills, remodeled and enlarged by McKim, Mead and White in 1895-96, represents the “Downton Abbey lifestyle” in turn-of-the-century... Read More
Top Cottage
FDR's hilltop retreat from 1938-1945. Top Cottage was designed by FDR specifically to accommodate his disability. Includes grounds and hiking trails. Tours start at Henry A Wallace Visitors Center. Read More
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Gilded Age mansion was the home of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt from 1896-1938.  Includes formal gardens, grounds, hiking trails and spectacular views of the Hudson River. Visitors traveling... Read More
Wethersfield Estate and Gardens
Epitome of a country gentleman's, Chauncey D. Stillman (1907-1989), estate of the late 20th century.  Features a Carriage House Museum with 22 restored horse drawn carriages; a Main Residence... Read More

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