Destinations Dutchess County

Howland Cultural Center


Art exhibits, concert hall, venue for performing arts, recitals.

Designed by Richard Morris Hunt.

Headquarters of Beacon Historical Society.

Open for research Thurs. 10am – 12pm, Sat. 1pm – 3pm

Gallery hours: Thurs. – Sun. 1pm – 5pm.

(845) 831-4988

Destinations Dutchess County

Mesier Homestead and Museum


c. 1741 Brewer/Mesier Homestead.

Period rooms, rotating exhibits, Headquarters of Wappingers Historical Society.

Apr – Dec, 2nd Sunday 1pm – 4pm.

And open by appointment.

(845) 632-1281

Destinations Dutchess County

Sports Museum of Dutchess County



Displays a wide range of sports in Dutchess County. From the expected such as baseball, to the not so well known as ice boat sailing.

Sat. 11am – 4pm, Sun. 1pm – 4pm or by appointment.

Admission is free but donations are accepted.

81 Carnwath Farms Lane
Wappingers Falls

(845) 297-9308

Destinations Dutchess County

Hopewell Depot

Hopewell Depot

Restored 1873 railroad station and museum. Tours and info on once-vibrant center of Southern Dutchess railroading.

36 Railroad Avenue (end of rail trail), Hopewell Junction

Summer weekends, other seasons vary. Contact for other times.

(845) 202-0990

Destinations Dutchess County

Brinckerhoff House Historic Site

1785 Dutch Farmhouse & Carriage Barn, Ice House, and 1820 One Room School. Home of East Fishkill Historical Society.

June – August, Sundays 12-4pm.

(845) 227-4136