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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.

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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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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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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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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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Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse

The historic Irondale Schoolhouse (ca. 1850's) is open for the Summer Season. The restored schoolhouse is located in Millerton, at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Original blackboards are available...

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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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