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Virtual Tourist: Poughkeepsie Travel Guide | Things To Do - Attractions & Must See

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (845)437-5632
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie
The college's permanent collection spans the history of art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary American. In addition, special exhibitions are offered throughout the year.

The Bardavon Opera House
- (845) 473-5288 or (845) 473-2072.
Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The oldest continuously operating theatre in New York State and among the oldest in the nation ...

Springside National Historic Site
Springside was the estate of Matthew Vassar.
Recognized as the last surviving example of the work of America's first native-born landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing.

Locust Grove - (845) 454-4500
370 South Road, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Home of Samuel F.B. Morse (Telegraph) designed by A.J. Davis. Extensive furniture collection, china, art, telegraph exhibits, gardens, nature walk.
(Samuel Finley Breese Morse is Tom McBride's 5th cousin 6 times removed.)

Walkway over the Hudson Historic State Park

Source: Walkway Loop Trail Brochure
TOP TEN: Things You Should Know About the Walkway 212 ft over the Hudson River.

The 1.25 mile Walkway is a linear park located on the 120-year old, Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge. It is open to walkers, joggers and cyclists from dawn to dusk.
  There is a 3.6-mile loop crossing the Walkway to the north and the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the south. It offers thrilling river views and connects riverside parks, cultural attractions and historic points of interest on the poughkeepsie and Highland waterfronts. Additional links provide easy access to 2.5 miles of nature trails in Franny Reese State Park as well as miles of rail trails in Ulster and Dutchess counties.

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last updated 5 Mar 2011