Hyde Park Tourism Information
The Town of Hyde Park is filled with wonderful historical and cultural sites with a heavy concentration on National heritage and historical treasures all situated along our majestic Hudson River here in the historic mid-Hudson Valley area of New York State. We hope you find the information you need and decide to come and visit us for a day, weekend or longer. You are most welcome any time!
Information & Area Hospitality Web Links
Please refer to the following links for chamber member listings with TOURISM logo in the following categories of interest to Hyde Park visitors:
- Galleries/Artists – Hyde Park Artists’ Collective
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Restaurants/Food Service
- Retail Shopping
- Wine & Liquor
Hyde Park Tourism Sites Highlights
Culinary Institute of America
The world’s premier culinary college with 5 public restaurants.
Located: 4 miles South of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce office, on the West side of NY Route 9.
Web Site: www.ciachef.edu
Owned and maintained by New York State Parks & Recreation
Located: 4 miles North of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce office, on NY Route 9, then West 1/4 mile. (Follow signs on Route 9.)
Web Site: www.staatsburgh.org
President Roosevelt’s Home & Library
Part of the National Park Service
Located: 1.8 miles South of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce office, on the West side of NY Route 9.
Web Site: www.nps.gov/hofr
Val-Kill Cottage, the home of Eleanor Roosevelt (1945 to 1962)
Part of the National Park Service
Located: 3 miles South of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce office, turn West on Saint Andrews road to end, then left (North) on New York Route 9G. Go .5 miles to entrance with signs “Val-Kill”.
Web Site: www.nps.gov/elro
The following additional area links might be of interest to Hyde Park visitors:
- Historic Hyde Parkwww.historichydepark.org
- Dutchess County Tourism Promotion Agency
- Dutchess County Official Web Site
- Enjoy The Hudson Valley
- Hudson Valley Railroad Society – National Historic Site
- Hyde Park Farmers Market
- Hyde Park Free Library
- Roosevelt Library & Museum
- Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association
- Spaceship Discovery, Science &
- Town of Hyde Park
- Walkway Over The Hudson
Neighboring Information Sites:
- Northern Dutchess Alliance
- Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce
- Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce
History of the Town of Hyde Park, NY
Hyde Park was originally settled by Jacobus Stoutenburg in 1742 and was known at that time by the family name. The town was officially named Hyde Park in 1812. Hyde Park is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, halfway between New York City and the state capital of Albany.
Hyde Park is proud to be the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. The Roosevelt Estate is the only place in the nation where a President was born, grew to manhood and lies buried in the Rose Garden which is located on the grounds of the estate. In addition to FDR’s home, there is the Presidential Library, and a museum containing artifacts, gifs and memorabilia of FDR and his wife Eleanor from their years in public life. Eleanor Roosevelt also had a separate home in Hyde Park known as Val-Kill. It too, is a national historic site.
In addition to the Roosevelt Estate, Hyde Park is the home of the Culinary Institute of America, the Frederick Vanderbilt Estate, the Mills Mansion and the Town of Hyde Park Historical Museum.
The Culinary Institute of America was founded in 1946 and is the only residential college in the world devoted entirely to culinary education. Situated on 150 acres, it is located on the east bank of the Hudson River. The campus features 38 professionally equipped kitchens and bake shops as well as four public restaurants. The Escoffier Restaurant, serving classic French cuisine; St Andrews Cafe, featuring contemporary cuisine; The Caterina de de Medici Dining Room, serving regional Italian cuisine; and The American Bounty, featuring American cuisine.
Frederick Vanderbilt’s Estate is an opulent 54 room mansion and is a stunning example of Beaux-Arts style. It over looks the Hudson River.
Mills Mansion is a 65 room neo-classical mansion. It was once the home of financier and philanthropist Odgen Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills, who used their residence primarily in the fall.
Val-Kill is what Eleanor Roosevelt called her getaway home. Val-Kill cottage was the only house Eleanor Roosevelt ever owned.
Hyde Park is a residential community with very little industry, although neighboring municipalities are the home for major companies. Citizens of Hyde Park are constantly working at preserving the historic qualities of the town, as well as the trademark stone walls which line many of the streets throughout the town. Hyde Park welcomes visitors to visit their many interesting shops and restaurants. Visitors will always be welcomed and when they leave, will have happy memories of a beautiful historic town.
Town of Hyde Park
4389 Albany Post Road (Route 9)
P. O. Box 182
Hyde Park, NY 12538
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