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Bannerman Castle

The Scottish-style castle on the Hudson River was built in the early 1900s by Frank Bannerman, VI. to store military surplus items. The Pollepel shuttles you to the island for a guided tour around the...

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Bannerman Castle Trust Inc, The

Mystery surrounds the site at Bannerman Island, built by Frank Bannerman VI in the early 1900s to house his collection of military artifacts. Now a majestic ruin along the banks of the Hudson River, the...

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Bard College

Founded in 1860, Bard College's liberal arts program is ranked among the nation's best. Overlooking the Hudson River in charming Annandale-on-Hudson, the 1,000-acre campus is a superb setting for students...

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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,...

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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...

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Clinton House State Historic Site

Historic stone house built c.1765, before the American Revolution. Headquarters of the Dutchess County Historical Society. Tues. and Thurs., 12-5pm; Franklin Butts Research Library by appt. Wed and Fri...

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Creek Meeting House Exhibit Center

Historical archives of local county information, monthly programs; center located in a former Quaker Meeting House built in 1777... It will tell the story of the town and its seven hamlets through over...

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Dutchess Community College

Serves over 25,000 each year through credit and credit-free classes and training for business and industry. Features 60 academic programs, an art gallery, a theater, and numerous lectures and cultural...

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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 trails.  There...

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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.

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First Reformed Dutch 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.

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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 4:00pm.  Weekends...

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