Historic Sites & 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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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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Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus

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 renowned...

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Beacon Historical Society

Extensive historical collections, events, and galleries are held by the Beacon Historical Society. The 5,000+ items in their collections all relate back to Beacon and its antecedents Matteawan and Fishkill...

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Clermont State Historic Site

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 British...

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Clinton House State Historic Site

HQ of the Dutchess County Historical Society located in an historic stone house built c.1765, before the American Revolution. Open Tues. and Thurs., 12-5pm; Franklin Butts Research Library by appt. Wed...

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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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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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Elmendorph Inn

1760s Inn and tavern restored with ‘windows’ in the walls exposing early construction and decor.  National Register of Historic Places. You can reserve the inn for your meeting, reception, lunch,...

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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 National Historic Site

“Springwood” is the lifelong home of America’s only four-term President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Purchased by Roosevelt’s father in 1867, the original home was a large but simple Italianate farmhouse....

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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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Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse

The historic Irondale Schoolhouse (ca. 1850's) is open weekends 11am - 4pm. The restored schoolhouse is located in Millerton, at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Original blackboards are available...

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