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Hyde Park


Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Hyde Park may be a small town, but there is so much to do during a visit to Vanderbilt Mansion, and the town Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt called home. With three national parks and the nation’s first presidential library and museum, it will take more than a single day to see everything.  Beyond Hyde Park, the region’s Hudson Valley National Heritage Area is home to many museums, historic houses, gardens, nature preserves, and culinary adventures.

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Hyde Park Overview

Hyde Park is a historic town bordering the Hudson River and just north of Poughkeepsie. Known as the hometown of president Franklin Roosevelt, many sites including his home, gardens and his presidential library are available to visit. Not to be forgotten, the Vanderbilt Mansion is one of the main attractions in the area as well. Home to the world famous Culinary Institute of America with five restaurants serving the public and fun weekend boot camps open to the public!

Things to Do in Hyde Park

With close proximity to Poughkeepsie offering abundant shopping and dining options, Hyde Park also has its fair share of quaint shops and restaurants.  

Step back in time and enjoy roller skating at Roller Magic. Catch a beautiful Hudson River sunset at Mills Mansion.  Then as the sky gives way to night, take your picnic blanket and frisbee for a movie at the Hyde Park drive-in theater

Along the way on your ventures, grab a sweet treat at Emy’s Delights and Bites. Delicious bakery and light lunch menu with all vegan and gluten free offerings!  I am determined to early motivate before their donuts sell out!

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Hyde Park Schools

Hyde Park is served by the Hyde Park Central School District. With four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.   

Learn more about Hyde Park schools, in the below discussion with the Superintendent of the Hyde Park School District, Janet Warden.  

These videos are intended to breathe life into Dutchess County school districts beyond the ratings.  Initiatives, priorities, goals and ways the schools integrate within the community are explored.