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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
==Get in==
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==Get in==  
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===By plane===
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* '''Stewart International Airport''', 1180 First St, New Windsor, ''+1 845'' 564-2100, [http://www.stewartintlairport.com]. The closest major airport is about 30 miles away, across the Hudson River from [[Beacon]].
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===By car===
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===By train===
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* '''Metro-North Railroad - Hudson line''', [http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr/html/mnrmap.htm]. There is service between New York City's Grand Central Terminal and [[Poughkeepsie]]. On-board train fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines located on the platform. Pick up local taxi to Hyde Park, about 7 miles.
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* '''Amtrak''', [http://www.amtrak.com]. Long distance connections are available at Metro-North's Poughkeepsie station.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
*'''Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum''', 4079 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), ''+ 1'' 800-FDR-VISIT, [http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu]. This is the first presidential library, and to date the only one used by its namesake while he was office. Museum hours 9AM-5PM daily November-April; 9AM-6PM May-October.
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[[Image:FDR Historic Site.jpg|thumb|300px|The Roosevelts]]
*'''Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site''', Route 9G, ''+1 845'' 229-9115, [http://www.nps.gov/elro/]. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. Val-Kill is a modest home and it is the only one that was Eleanor's alone. House open daily May through October, 9AM-5PM. House is closed for renovation until June 2006, but grounds are open.
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*'''Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum''', 4079 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), ''+ 1'' 800-FDR-VISIT, [http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu]. This is the first presidential library, and to date the only one used by its namesake while in office. Museum hours 9AM-5PM daily November-April; 9AM-6PM May-October.
*'''Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site''', Albany Post Rd (Route 9), ''+1 845'' 229-9115, [http://www.nps.gov/hofr/]. Open year round, daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Buildings are open 9AM-5PM, grounds are open 7AM to sunset.
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*'''Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site''', Route 9G, ''+1 845'' 229-9115, [http://www.nps.gov/elro/]. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. Val-Kill is a modest home and it is the only one that was Eleanor's alone. House open daily May through October, 9AM-5PM.
* '''Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site''', 4428 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), ''+1 845'' 229-9115, [http://www.nps.gov/vama]. A magnificent mansion from the gilded age, set on 212 acres overlooking the Hudson River.
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*'''Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site''', Albany Post Rd (Route 9), ''+1 845'' 229-9115, [http://www.nps.gov/hofr/]. Open year round, daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Buildings are open 9AM-5PM, grounds are open 7AM to sunset.
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[[Image:Vanderbilt hyde park.JPG|thumb|The Vanderbilt Mansion overlooks the Hudson River.]]
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* '''Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site''', 4428 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), ''+1 845'' 229-9115, [http://www.nps.gov/vama]. A magnificent mansion from the gilded age, set on 212 acres overlooking the Hudson River. Completed in 1898 for Frederick William Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. 45-minute guided tours of the mansion run daily 9AM-5PM, last tour begins at 4PM; $8 adult, 15 and under free; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Grounds open every day, year-round, 7AM-sunset, free. [[United States National Parks|National Parks]] Pass accepted.
 
* '''Mills Mansion''', (aka Staatsburgh State Historic Site), Old Post Road, Staatsburg, ''+1(845'' 889-8851, [http://www.staatsburgh.org]. The country estate of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills is located about 4 miles north of Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River. This 65 room (plus 14 bathrooms) mansion was designed by Stanford White and is a bit larger than the Vanderbilt home.
 
* '''Mills Mansion''', (aka Staatsburgh State Historic Site), Old Post Road, Staatsburg, ''+1(845'' 889-8851, [http://www.staatsburgh.org]. The country estate of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills is located about 4 miles north of Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River. This 65 room (plus 14 bathrooms) mansion was designed by Stanford White and is a bit larger than the Vanderbilt home.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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Take a guided '''kayak tour''' on the Hudson River. The River Connection, 9 West Market St, ''+1 845'' 229-0595, [http://www.the-river-connection.com].
  
 
==Buy==
 
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There are several antiques shops in town.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
*'''The Culinary Institute of America''' 433 Albany Post Rd, ''+1 845'' 471-6608 (reservation line), [http://www.ciachef.edu]. Select from five restaurants run by students and faculty: American Bounty (regional American, features Hudson Valley ingredients), Apple Pie Bakery Café (bakery and pastry), Ristorante Caterina de' Medici (Italian), St. Andrew's Café (casual, family-friendly), and Escoffier Restaurant (French). 3 are open Monday through Friday, 2 are open Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
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*'''The Culinary Institute of America''', 433 Albany Post Rd, ''+1 845'' 471-6608 (reservation line), [http://www.ciachef.edu]. Select from five restaurants run by students and faculty: American Bounty (regional American, features Hudson Valley ingredients), Apple Pie Bakery Café (bakery and pastry), Ristorante Caterina de' Medici (Italian), St. Andrew's Café (casual, family-friendly), and Escoffier Restaurant (French). 3 are open Monday through Friday, 2 are open Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
  
 
==Drink==
 
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
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*'''Quality Inn''', 4142 Albany Post Rd, ''+1 845'' 229-0088, [http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/html/QualityHome].
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*'''Vanderbilt Motel''', Albany Post Rd, ''+1 845'' 229-7100.
  
 
===Mid-range===
 
===Mid-range===
*'''Roosevelt Inn of Hyde Park''', 4360 Albany Post Rd, ''+1 845'' 229-2443, [http://www.rooseveltinnofhydepark.com]. Twenty five rooms, $75-$100 in season, suites $150. Pets ok. Closed January and February.
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*'''Roosevelt Inn of Hyde Park''', 4360 Albany Post Rd, ''+1 845'' 229-2443, [http://www.rooseveltinnofhydepark.com]. Twenty five rooms, $85-$120 in season, suites $170. Pets ok. Closed January and February.
  
 
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==Get out==
 
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Hyde Park is a great starting place for a tour of mid Hudson Valley estates. Once you've visited the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt homes, continue north on Route 9 (Albany Post Road) to the Mills mansion in Staatsburg, then into [[Rhinebeck]] to the Suckley's Wilderstein, and then to Frederic Church's Olana in the city of [[Hudson (New York (state))|Hudson]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:25, 11 March 2014

Hyde Park [1] is a township in Dutchess County in the state of New York in the United States of America.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100, [2]. The closest major airport is about 30 miles away, across the Hudson River from Beacon.

By car[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Metro-North Railroad - Hudson line, [3]. There is service between New York City's Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie. On-board train fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines located on the platform. Pick up local taxi to Hyde Park, about 7 miles.
  • Amtrak, [4]. Long distance connections are available at Metro-North's Poughkeepsie station.

See[edit][add listing]

The Roosevelts
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, 4079 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), + 1 800-FDR-VISIT, [5]. This is the first presidential library, and to date the only one used by its namesake while in office. Museum hours 9AM-5PM daily November-April; 9AM-6PM May-October.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Route 9G, +1 845 229-9115, [6]. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. Val-Kill is a modest home and it is the only one that was Eleanor's alone. House open daily May through October, 9AM-5PM.
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Albany Post Rd (Route 9), +1 845 229-9115, [7]. Open year round, daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Buildings are open 9AM-5PM, grounds are open 7AM to sunset.
The Vanderbilt Mansion overlooks the Hudson River.
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 4428 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), +1 845 229-9115, [8]. A magnificent mansion from the gilded age, set on 212 acres overlooking the Hudson River. Completed in 1898 for Frederick William Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. 45-minute guided tours of the mansion run daily 9AM-5PM, last tour begins at 4PM; $8 adult, 15 and under free; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Grounds open every day, year-round, 7AM-sunset, free. National Parks Pass accepted.
  • Mills Mansion, (aka Staatsburgh State Historic Site), Old Post Road, Staatsburg, +1(845 889-8851, [9]. The country estate of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills is located about 4 miles north of Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River. This 65 room (plus 14 bathrooms) mansion was designed by Stanford White and is a bit larger than the Vanderbilt home.

Do[edit][add listing]

Take a guided kayak tour on the Hudson River. The River Connection, 9 West Market St, +1 845 229-0595, [10].

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are several antiques shops in town.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

There are a Dairy Queen and McDonalds on the Albany Post Road, but with so many CIA students and faculty in the area you are sure to find more interesting eats elsewhere.

  • Eveready Diner, 4184 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 229-8100.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), [11]. Open 7 days, M-Sa 11AM-2AM, Su noon-midnight. Lunch $8-$10, dinner $13-$25. CIA graduate chef and a variety of beer brewed on premises—great combo.
  • Coppola's Italian/American Bistro, 4167 Albany Post Rd, (Route 9), +1 845 229-9113, [12]. M-Th 11:30AM-9:30PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-10PM, Su 10:30AM-2PM, Sunday brunch 12PM-9PM.

Splurge[edit]

  • The Culinary Institute of America, 433 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 471-6608 (reservation line), [13]. Select from five restaurants run by students and faculty: American Bounty (regional American, features Hudson Valley ingredients), Apple Pie Bakery Café (bakery and pastry), Ristorante Caterina de' Medici (Italian), St. Andrew's Café (casual, family-friendly), and Escoffier Restaurant (French). 3 are open Monday through Friday, 2 are open Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Quality Inn, 4142 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 229-0088, [14].
  • Vanderbilt Motel, Albany Post Rd, +1 845 229-7100.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Roosevelt Inn of Hyde Park, 4360 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 229-2443, [15]. Twenty five rooms, $85-$120 in season, suites $170. Pets ok. Closed January and February.

Splurge[edit]

  • le Petit Chateau Inn, 39 West Dorsey Ln, +1 845 437-4688, [16]. A romantic hideaway on 40 acres overlooking a pond. Private bath and fireplace in every room. Located about a half mile from the Culinary Institute and a mile from the Roosevelt sites. Four rooms and suites, $155-$275.

Get out[edit]

Hyde Park is a great starting place for a tour of mid Hudson Valley estates. Once you've visited the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt homes, continue north on Route 9 (Albany Post Road) to the Mills mansion in Staatsburg, then into Rhinebeck to the Suckley's Wilderstein, and then to Frederic Church's Olana in the city of Hudson.



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