Springside National Historic Site


185 Academy St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


(845) 454-2060

Explore the last surviving example of America's first native-born landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing. It is the first site in the City of Poughkeepsie given federal recognition for its historic importance. Stroll along old carriage roads on 20 acres of the historic landscape which was once the country estate of the founder of Vassaar College, Matthew Vassar. This National Historic Landmark is located on the Hudson Rover Valley Greenway Trail. It is open for visitors to enjoy walking trails year-round.