Our history museums have unique stories to tell, from the daily life on a 1732 Dutch Colonial homestead, to the history of WWI and barnstorming era airplanes. Go straight to the scene by taking an historic tour at a Little Red School House, a 1914 railroad station, or the FDR Presidential Library. You can even see Dutchess County through the eyes of the original Dutch settlers with a self-guided audio tour from Dutch Heritage World Tours.
Discover the ruins of this Scottish-style castle on the Hudson River was built in the early 1900s by Frank Bannerman to store military surplus items. Take a magnificent boat ride from the Beacon dock ...Read More
This 380-acre estate is a National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains and overlooking the Hudson River. Designed by renown...Read More
Learn more about local history through extensive historical collections, events, and galleries held by the Beacon Historical Society. The 5,000+ items in their collections all relate back to Beacon an...Read More
Visit the country estate of seven generations of the prominent Livingston family. Originally built by Robert Livingston around 1740, Clermont mansion was burned to the ground in October 1777 by Britis...Read More
The Dutchess County Historical Society located in the Clinton House Historic Site built in c.1765, conserves the past to educate for the future by procuring, promoting, and preserving the history of D...Read More
Visit the former Quaker Meeting House located in the northern portion of the hamlet of Clinton Corners. The stone structure built in 1777, holds the story of the town and its seven hamlets through ove...Read More
Appreciate the performing, cultural and visual arts at two beautiful historic landmark Victorian-age Italianate buildings located at 9 & 12 Vassar Street in downtown Poughkeepsie. Built in the late 18...Read More
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust invites you to tour Edgewater, the majestic 19th century mansion on the banks of the Hudson River. Built in 1824 for Rawlins Lowndes Brown and his wife Marg...Read More
Tour 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. Here, Franklin and Eleanor entertained friends, state...Read More
Stop by the oldest building in Red Hook! Built in1760s the Inn and tavern now has restored with ‘windows’ in the walls exposing early construction and decor. You can reserve the inn for your meeti...Read More
Discover the rich history of the First Reformed Dutch Church in Fishkill with a congregation dating to 1716. Its original 1731 building was the meeting place for the New York Provincial Congress and w...Read More
Experience the Roosevelt presidency, from the Great Depression through the New Deal years and World War II, emphasizing Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with the American people. Specia...Read More
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