Cultural Institutions

Cultural Institutions

Dutchess County

Brief Description of the county

Dutchess County is located in southeastern New York State, between the Hudson River on its west and the New York-Connecticut border on its east, about halfway between the cities of Albany and New York. It contains two cities: Beacon and Poughkeepsie.

The history of the Wilderstein estate begins in 1852 and the property was occupied by three generations of the Suckley family until 1991. Today, they offer year-round tours of the grounds as well as access to an extensive historical research...

At the Locust Grove Estate you'll find an enchanting Italianate villa, which was crafted for Samuel F. B. Morse (the inventor and artist) by Alexander Jackson Davis (the architect) in 1851. Dotted throughout the landscape are serene landscaped...