Visiting Poughkeepsie

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum is located in the heart of the historic Hudson Riverfront in Poughkeepsie, just steps away from the Metro-North train station, fabulous restaurants and a revitalized city waterfront park.

An hour and a half north of New York City, Poughkeepsie and the Mid-Hudson region is a favorite destination for weekend travelers. There’s an abundance of natural scenic beauty, arts, cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities, historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and more! The area is known for its incredible destinations that are truly unique to Dutchess, such as the the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the FDR Presidential Library, Walkway Over the Hudson, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, to name a few. Additionally, it is home to remarkable institutions of higher education, including Vassar College, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, the Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College.

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