DescriptionOriginally settled by the Dutch, Poughkeepsie became the state capital in 1777. Eleven years later the state ratified the U.S. Constitution. The city is built on the rocky terraces rising 250 feet above the Hudson River and the level plateau above. The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Vanderbilt Mansion national historic sites are nearby.
Visitor InfoDutchess County Tourism Promotion Agency 3 Neptune Rd. POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601. Phone:(845)463-4000 or (800)445-3131
ShoppingPoughkeepsie Galleria is just off US 9 at 2001 South Rd., about 7 miles north of I-84 exit 13. The largest mall in the Hudson Valley, it has anchors JCPenney, Macy's and Sears along with movie theaters, a food court and specialty retailers.
Things to SeeThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center