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


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Metro-North Railroad - Hudson line [dead link]. 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. Long distance connections are available at Metro-North's Poughkeepsie station.


The Roosevelts
The Vanderbilt Mansion overlooks the Hudson River.
  • 4 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 4428 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 229-9115. (Route 9). 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. Vanderbilt Mansion (Q7914443) on Wikidata Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site on Wikipedia
  • 5 Mills Mansion (aka Staatsburgh State Historic Site), Old Post Road, Staatsburg, +1 845 889-8851. 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. Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Q7595690) on Wikidata Staatsburgh State Historic Site on Wikipedia


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


There are several antiques shops in town.



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.


  • Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd. (Route 9). 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, +1 845 229-9113. (Route 9). M-Th 11:30AM-9:30PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-10PM, Su 10:30AM-2PM, Sunday brunch noon-9PM.


  • 2 The Culinary Institute of America, 433 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 471-6608. (reservation line). 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. Culinary Institute of America (Q1143412) on Wikidata The Culinary Institute of America on Wikipedia


  • 1 Darby O'Gills, 3969 Albany Post Rd, +1 845 229-6662. An Irish Bar and Restaurant. Casual dress, cheap drinks, great food but service is a little slow.





  • le Petit Chateau Inn, 39 West Dorsey Ln, +1 845 437-4688. 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.

Go next[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.

Routes through Hyde Park
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