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History 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. 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.

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Bannerman Castle

The ruins of this 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 from Beacon Long Dock to the...

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Bannerman Castle Trust Inc, The

Majestic ruin along the banks of the Hudson River, mystery surrounds this castle built by Frank Bannerman VI in the early 1900s to house his collection of military artifacts. Located on the island of Pollepel,...

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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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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.  Winner...

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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. Special...

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Locust Grove Estate

Historic country estate includes 40-room Italianate mansion featuring outstanding original collection of furnishings and paintings, Carriage House with original carriages, 180 acres of historic gardens...

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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

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Award winning museum is the ideal destination for families with young children ages 0-6. With exhibits and programs that focus on art, literacy, science, health and the local community, the Museum is a...

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Mount Gulian Historic Site

Reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740's Dutch barn and restored garden. Revolutionary War Headquarters of General von Steuben, birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati. The...

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum & Air Shows

Antique airplanes of WWI, the barnstorming era and earliest days of aviation on display daily 10am-5pm from May-mid-Oct. Thrilling air shows on Sat. & Sun. at 2pm, mid-June - mid-October. Biplane rides...

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site

The Gilded Age country home of Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills. Represents the “Downton Abbey lifestyle” in turn-of-the-century America. Furnished in the styles of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis...

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Wilderstein Historic Site

Hudson Valley Victoriana at its best. Home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, cousin and confidante of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Queen Ann style mansion, 1888 interiors designed by JB Tiffany; grounds...

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