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Mid-Hudson Valley Attractions


Arts, History and Parks

Read more about historic Newburgh and the waterfront, events, and surrounding area attractions.

Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is a leading performance venue that presents touring artists of the highest quality in theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance genres.
website, 845-473-2072

Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Bear Mountain is located in the rugged mountains on the western bank of the Hudson River and offers opportunities to hike, picnic, swim, and bike. Fantastic views of the valley from Perkins Memorial Tower and seasonal opportunities to ski and ice skate are also available.
website, 845-786-2701

Bethlehem Art Gallery
58 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
The gallery features paintings, prints and photographs of the historic and scenic Hudson Valley and beyond since 1957. Also known for picture framing, art restoration, and unique gifts.
website, 845-496-4785 or 800-948-4248

Boscobel House Museum
1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
Overlooking the United States Military Academy on the east bank of the Hudson River, enjoy inspirational views of the river, tour the Boscobel House, picnic on the grounds and visit the Museum shop. Check the website for special exhibitions.
website, 845-265-3638

Clinton House State Historic Site
549 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Clinton House was home to Governor George Clinton, first governor of New York State, when Poughkeepsie was the state capital from 1777-1783. Today it houses the archives and a library for local historical research.
website, 845-471-8777

Constitution Island
West Point, NY 10996
With 280 acres of hiking trails, Constitution Island is part of West Point and the United States Military Academy. It is a National Registered Landmark famous for the Great Chain placed across the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War.
website, 845-446-8676

Crawford House Museum
189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
This majestic house, originally built in 1830 as a home for Captain David Crawford and architecturally unique in the Hudson Valley, is remarkably intact, having been little changed over the years.
website, 845-561-2585

Dia Beacon
Beacon Point, Beacon, NY 12508
The local site for the Dia Art Foundation, housing their art collection from the 1960s to the present.
website, 845-440-0100

Eisenhower Hall Theatre
655 Pitcher Road, West Point, NY 10996
Enjoy an evening at the theatre. Ike Hall in West Point offers a wide venue of performers for your entertainment pleasure.
website, 845-938-6769

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
P. O. Box 7215, Newburgh, NY 12550
Check out the calendar of events for dates and locations of their next evening of great music!
website, 845-625-0625

Hudson Highlands State Park
Route 9D, Beacon, NY 10512
Home of Breakneck Ridge, rated by Newsweek as one of the top 10 day hikes in America. Enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and birding in this 6,000 acre reserve.
website, 845-225-7207

Hudson River Attractions
Opportunities to enjoy the Hudson Valley are available on cruises, via lighthouse sightseeing and other things to do in the many historic Hudson River towns. See the website for additional information.
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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
155 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival produces Shakespeare's plays in a modern, accessible style that focuses the audience's energy and resources on script, actors, and audience. This 550-seat outdoor theater-under-a-tent uses the magical and mystical grounds of Boscobel Restoration as backdrop to the tragedies, comedies, and romances written by Shakespeare. 
website, 845-265-7858

The Karpeles Manuscript Library
94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
This library houses the world’s largest private hold of important manuscript and documents on the subjects of Literature, Science, Religion, History and Art. To name a few, it is home to the original manuscripts of “The Wedding March” and Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity.”
website, 845-569-4997

Mid-Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Mair Hall, a concert and convention hall, and the McCann Ice Arena offer a variety of entertainment options.
website, 845-454-5800 x201 (Box Office)

Minnewaska State Park
5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Situated on the Shawangunk Mountain ridge that rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level, Minnewaska State Park offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, boating and more with three lakes, waterfalls and world-class rock climbing. Spectacular cliff-wedge views!
website, 845-256-0579

Opus 40
50 Fite Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
Home of the Quarryman’s Museum, Opus 40 is the extraordinary work of one man who created ramps and terraces around pools and trees in an abandoned bluestone quarry. Spanning six acres, it is open to the public and picnicking is welcome.
website, 845-246-3400

Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
Storm King is an open air museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature, specializing in postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists.
website, 845-534-3115

Railroad Playhouse
South Water Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
The Railroad Playhouse is the new home of local arts entertainment.
website, 845-565-3791

Washington's Headquarters
84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12551
Visit the nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea that he should be king after the war; ended the Newburgh conspiracy, preventing military control of the government; created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated a letter to State Governors that influenced the writing of the Constitution.
website, 845-562-1195

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Sunnyside, the home of Washington Irving (1783-1859), is situated on the banks of the Hudson River. Tour the house and the romantic gardens of the renown writer, intellectual, diplomat, designer, and American hero celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic.
website, 914-631-8200

West Point Museum
West Point, NY 10996
Located on the grounds of the United States Military Academy, West Point Museum houses what is considered the oldest and largest diversified public collection of military pieces in the Western Hemisphere.
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Sports Information

Army Football
West Point, NY 10996
website
, 877-849-2769 (Ticket Info)

Hudson Valley Renegades
1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
website, 845-838-0094

MSMC Knights
330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
website, 845-561-0800

 

Thanks to Jean Minuta, secretary in the Arts & Letters Division, for her assistance in supplying this information.