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Experience Dutchess County Virtually

Date Published: March 27, 2020

In quarantine? Homeschooling your kids? Or just located in another part of the country or world? You don’t have to travel far to be able to experience what Dutchess County has to offer.
Click on each heading to experience that destination virtually!

Virtual Tour of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Located in Hyde Park, the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site preserves the Springwood estate – the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Take a virtual tour to step inside, and step back in time!

Virtual Tour of the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Dutchess is home of the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady, right here in Hyde Park! Get a feel for her humble abode in this virtual tour.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum’s Virtual Around the World with the Roosevelts

Explore Franklin and Eleanor’s lifetime of travels around the world through the collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Additionally, check the FDR Library’s Facebook Page regularly for ‘At Home with the Roosevelt’s’ updates, where they’ll be sending a weekly digest of online programs, resources and diversions.

The Culinary Institute of America Virtual Campus Tours and Events

Get an up-close look at the CIA! The world-renowned culinary college located in Hyde Park is offering informative virtual tours conducted by their admissions staff, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Or even join them for an online event showcasing their career-focused degree and certificate programs. Always wanted to learn to cook? Use this time at home to sharpen your skills and search their extensive recipe index for delicious dishes!

Dia Beacon Artist Talks

Browse Dia Beacon's media archive of video and audio chats between artists.  

Experience Trevor Zoo Live

Located in Millbrook, Trevor zoo is the only AZA accredited zoo run by a high school! We highly recommend a visit when they reopen, but in the meantime, watch their live cameras to see the animals in real time!

Virtual Cockpit Tours at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a living museum in Red Hook showcasing antique aircrafts from the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Golden Age of Aviation along with vintage automobiles and related memorabilia. Get a peek inside the cockpit or visit the website to learn how you can purchase tickets to their thrilling air shows upon reopening post COVID-19.

Take Virtual Classes with the Hudson Valley Healing Center

In times like these we need to prioritize stepping away and quieting the mind. Tune in to video classes on the Hudson Valley Healing Center’s YouTube channel.

Dutchess Tourism 360 and VR Videos

We’ll bring you so close to the action, it’s like you’re here! Check out clips including:

  • Motorcycle ride near the Hudson at Staatsburgh State Historic Site
  • Kitchen classroom at The Culinary Institute of America
  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
  • Kayaking on the Hudson River at Mills Norrie State Park
  • Hiking along the Appalachian Trail
  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site
  • Gardens at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Market at Fishkill Farms
  • Bi-plane ride at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

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