Historic Sites & Museums

Discover the Rich Past of Dutchess County Scene

Historic sites are a ubiquitous part of the Hudson River Valley.  Step back in a time to the pre-Revolutionary war era, the early Quaker days, the Gilded Age, or the early 20th century and Roosevelt era.  Apart from historical sites aplenty, a larger-than-life aircraft collection, an educational children's museum and other await you.

Did you know?  New York State has harbored centuries of spooky events that can't be explained.  Be sure to visit the Dutchess County sites on the Haunted History Trail.  Learn the unique history of each of our vibrant communities and historical jewels with the Dutchess County Passport.

In the Spotlight

The holiday season truly is “the most wonderful time of the year” in the Hudson Valley, and Dutchess County’s many Colonial homesteads and Victorian mansions are getting decked out in their most festive décor for the occasion. Warm your heart and set your holiday spirit aglow with a visit to any of these historic sites and ...

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