Poughkeepsie: Top 7 Places To Visit In Poughkeepsie, New York

Walkway across the Hudson 

The Walkway Over the Hudson, also known as the Poughkeepsie Bridge is a long bridge connecting Poughkeepsie on one bank and Highland on its other. It was originally built as a railroad bridge with double tracks in 1889

Locust Grove Estate

Locust Grove Estate is a place where you can easily lose yourself. It’s not literal, the “roads”, and “trails” are clearly marked, but the emotional sense. The serene beauty of the nearly 200-acre estate is both healing as well as thought-provoking.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was established in 1864 as Vassar College Art gallery. It is located on Vassar College’s campus and includes a teaching museum, an exhibition space that displays works from antiquity through contemporary times, and an art repository

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is located in the heart the Hudson Riverfront. It is dedicated to providing a place where children can explore, examine, and discover. It features a variety of exhibits and displays that are focused on science, art, music and literacy.

Mid-Hudson Bridge #5

A second unmissable bridge in Poughkeepsie connects Ulster and Dutchess Counties. This iconic structure, also known locally as the Mid-Hudson Bridge or the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge is officially called the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge.

Bardavon Opera House

The oldest continuously operating theater in New York State, the Bardavon Opera House was built in 1869. The opera house is located in Poughkeepsie’s downtown district. It was designed by JA Wood and has been providing a platform for performing arts since over 140 years.

Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

The Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, a public gallery space, is dedicated to enriching communities through arts and cultural events. It also inspires the public to be more interested in the arts. The gallery space is located on Main Street and hosts a variety of art-based functions throughout the year