From bustling walkable downtowns offering unique local shops and hip restaurants along the Hudson River to historic sites and gorgeous local farms, Dutchess County is just a one hour train ride to New York City.
Originally established on November 1st, 1683 when the province of New York was divided into twelve counties. The county was named for the Mary of Modena, Duchess of York, second wife of James, Duke of York later crowned James II, King of England. The County was governed by Ulster County until October 23rd, 1713 when Queen Anne granted permission for the county to elect its own administrators.
Important landmarks include the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, the Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site, Crown Maple, Dia:Beacon, and Bannerman's Island Arsenal & Castle.