Hudson Valley Attractions
Coming for a visit? Be sure to check out these great local attractions.
Arts, History, and Parks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beacon Point, Beacon, NY 12508
The local site for the Dia Art Foundation, housing their art collection from the 1960s to the present.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
40 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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
West Point, NY 10996
website, 877-849-2769 (Ticket Info)