9 & 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Vassar Brothers Home for Aged Men 1881 & Vassar Bros. Institute / 1882 – architect J.A. Wood. Victorian parlors, theater & art galleries. Mon-Fri. 9:00am-4:30pm and by appt. (845) 486-4571. www.cunneen-hackett.org
40 room Italianate villa designed by Andrew Jackson Davis.
200 acres of restored gardens & grounds.
Hudson River School paintings, 18th-19th century art and furniture.
May – Nov. 10am – 5pm, Apr. & Dec. Weekends.
2683 South Road (Rt. 9)
Boat tours on The Estuary Steward.
Dedicated to preservation of the castle, offers free slide-lectures, art presentations and play for civic groups.
Homestead of the Dutch Verplanck Family, birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati, Revolutionary War HQ of General von Steuben.
Tour includes home, 18th century barn, restored garden & film about James F. Brown, escaped slave and estate’s master gardener.
April – Oct. Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 1pm – 5pm.
50 Van Nydeck Ave Beacon, NY. 1709, Collections of Catheryna Rombout Brett and seven generations of descendants who occupied her house.
May – December. 2nd Saturday of each month, 1pm – 4pm. $5/adult, $2/student