Metro-North Railroad – Hudson line[dead link]. There is service between New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie. On-board train fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines located on the platform. Pick up local taxi to Hyde Park, about 7 miles.
Amtrak. Long distance connections are available at Metro-North’s Poughkeepsie station.
41.796111-73.9419441Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site,4428 Albany Post Rd,☎+1 845 229-9115.(Route 9). A magnificent mansion from the gilded age, set on 212 acres overlooking the Hudson River. Completed in 1898 for Frederick William Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. 45-minute guided tours of the mansion run daily 9AM-5PM, last tour begins at 4PM; $8 adult, 15 and under free; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Grounds open every day, year-round, 7AM-sunset, free. National Parks Pass accepted.
41.8566-73.92991Mills Mansion(aka Staatsburgh State Historic Site),Old Post Road, Staatsburg,☎+1 845 889-8851.The country estate of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills is located about 4 miles north of Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River. This 65 room (plus 14 bathrooms) mansion was designed by Stanford White and is a bit larger than the Vanderbilt home.
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