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Historic 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. 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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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

See new, exciting permanent museum exhibits telling the story of the Roosevelt presidency, from the Great Depression through the New Deal years and World War II, emphasizing Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s...

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General Richard Montgomery & Janet Livingston House

Oldest Residence in Rhinebeck tells the story of Gen. Richard Montgomery and his wife Janet Livingston... Summer 2018 hours June 23 - August 18 from 1pm - 4pm and by appointment. This is the one of oldest...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Named “2017 Best Museum” by Hudson Valley Magazine, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM) is the ideal destination for families with young children ages 0-6. With exhibits and programs that focus...

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Millbrook School - Warner Gallery Holbrook Arts Center

Located on the campus of The Millbrook School. The Warner Gallery is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Museum of Rhinebeck History

Local history exhibits. Hours are mid-June - Sept. 30, Saturdays, 1-4

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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-Oct. Biplane rides available. February...

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Sports Museum of Dutchess County

The Museum's new permanent exhibition, "Legends of Dutchess" tells the history of different sports and athletes in Dutchess County. Includes the DC Sports Museum Hall of Fame. The Sports Museum of Dutchess...

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The Peale History Center and Library

On display is an extensive collection of memorabilia marking the life of world famous clergyman and author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the author of "The Power of Positive Thinking". Also on site is an extensive...

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Town of Hyde Park Historical Society

Historical Society Museum Open For The Season through the end of October 2017.  Please invite your family and friends to visit us to see our historical artifacts donated by the townspeople.  We also...

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