Historic Museums

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.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: A New Deal for a New Generation! See new, exciting permanent museum exhibits telling the story of the Roosevelt presidency, from the Great Depression... Read More

General Richard Montgomery & Janet Livingston House

Oldest Residence in Rhinebeck tells the story of Gen. Richard Montgomery and his wife Janet Livingston...Hours are by appointment only. Read More

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. Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Millbrook School - Warner Gallery Holbrook Arts Center

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Museum of Rhinebeck History

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

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Van Wyck Homestead Museum

1732 Dutch Colonial homestead. Revolutionary War Headquarters 1776-83 of Fishkill Supply Depot and Barracks. Hudson Valley portraits, changing exhibits and events. Local history and genealogical library.... Read More

Wing's Castle

Hudson River stone castle constructed by artist/owners Peter and Toni Wing, using 85% salvaged materials from antique buildings. Wing's Castle is the brainchild of artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing. It's... Read More

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