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Walkway Over the Hudson

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The bridge now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson opened in 1889 as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge. The linear walkway opened 2009 spanning the Hudson River. At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Open year round weather permitting. (845) 454-9649. From Poughkeepsie, off Route 9G Parker Ave; From Highland, off Haviland Rd. www.walkway.org 

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Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Van Wyck

Jct. of Routes 9 & I-84 (Exit 13) in Fishkill.  Built in 1732 by Cornelius Van Wyck.  Officers’ Headquarters during the American Revolution.  Exhibits: Revolutionary War artifacts and documents.   Guided Tours weekends 1-4pm; June – October, or by appt. (845) 896-9560.   Homestead is operated by: www.FishkillHistoricalSociety.org
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Springside National Historic Landmark

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185 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie. 1850-52. Stroll 20 acres of carriage roads on the Mathew Vassar estate designed by Andrew Jackson Downing. O pen dawn to dusk. Guided tours by appt. (845) 454-2060. www.Springside.org

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First Reformed Dutch Church of Fishkill

FishkillChurch

1153 Main St., Fishkill. 1716 building completed in 1731. Oldest continuing church in Dutchess County. Meeting place of the New York Provincial Congress & Revolutionary War military prison. By appointment (845) 896-9836. www.fishkillreformed.org

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Dutchess County Historical Society

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Home to the Franklin A. Butts Research Library at the Clinton House, 549 Main St., Poughkeepsie. Maintains the Glebe House, 635 Main St., Poughkeepsie. Call for information (845) 471-1630. www.dutchesscountyhistoricalsociety.org