Poughkeepsie Tourism

Poughkeepsie /pəˈkɪpsi/ (pə-KIP-see), officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which serves as the county seat of Dutchess County. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 32,736. Poughkeepsie is in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. The name derives from a word in the Wappinger language, roughly U-puku-ipi-sing, meaning "the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place," referring to a spring or stream feeding into the Hudson River south of the present downtown area. Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson". It was settled in the 17th century by the Dutch and became New York's second capital shortly after the American Revolution. It was chartered as a city in 1854. Major bridges in the city include the Walkway over the Hudson, a former railroad bridge (originally called the Poughkeepsie Bridge), which re-opened as a public walkway on October 3, 2009; and the Mid-Hudson Bridge, a major thoroughfare built in 1930 that carries U.S. Route 44 (concurrent with State Route 55) over the Hudson. The city of Poughkeepsie lies in New York's 18th congressional district.

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Deriving its name from the Wappinger language word that means “the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place,” Poughkeepsie tourism is cashing-in on its quaint location. Perched adjoining a stream that further feeds the river Hudson, visit Poughkeepsie for its historical sights, and a gloriously humid continental climate.

Coming to attractions the Italianate villa of Samuel F. B. Morse, the Locust Grove is one of the most important attractions in Poughkeepsie. The town’s rich history can be gathered at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, that lies at a drive of 15 minutes outside the city center. The Maple Grove, another historic estate is worth a visit too. Other must-see attractions in Poughkeepsie include The Barrett Art Center, Vanderbilt Mansion, Peach Hill Park, Clinton House, Quiet Cove Riverfront Park and more. 

  • Know the pollution level of Poughkeepsie before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Poughkeepsie for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Poughkeepsie.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 57.97 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 62.76 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 65 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Poughkeepsie

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

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