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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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady of the United States, "Val-Kill", was the home of Eleanor Roosevelt from 1945-1962. Includes ER memorial garden, grounds and hiking... Read More
Elmendorph Inn
1760s Inn and tavern restored with ‘windows’ in the walls exposing early construction and decor.  National Register of Historic Places. Available for events. Read More
First Reformed Church
Congregation dating to 1716. Original 1731 building was the meeting place for the New York Provincial Congress and a prison during the Revolutionary War. 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
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: A New Deal for a New Generation! See new, exciting permanent museum exhibits telling the story of the Roosevelt presidency, from the Great Depression... Read More
Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse
The historic Irondale Schoolhouse (ca. 1850's) is open for the Summer Season. The restored schoolhouse is located in Millerton, at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Original blackboards... Read More
General Richard Montgomery & Janet Livingston House
Oldest Residence in Rhinebeck tells the story of Gen. Richard Montgomery and his wife Janet Livingston...Hours are by appointment only. Read More
Glebe House
The 1767 house has been restored to represent the home of Tory Minister, The Reverend John Beardsley and his wife Gertrude Crannel, who resided there from 1767 to 1777 when they were forced to flee to... Read More
Gunnison Museum of Natural History at Akin Free Library
Rock minerals, birds and eggs, shells, world artifacts. Groups are welcome anytime by appointment by calling 860-354-2822. Admission is by a suggested donation. Read More
Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling
John Kane House, Oblong Friends Meeting House, & Quaker Museum, Akin Free Library. See individual listings for details. 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
Hyde Park Railroad Station Museum
Built in 1914 and based on a design shown at the Pan American World Exposition of 1898. The station was restored to its original condition by the Hudson Valley Railroad Society, Inc. and is on the National... Read More

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