The Clinton House State Historic Site The Clinton House State Historic Site


P.O. Box 88

549 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Hours: Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10 AM – 3 PM (by appointment only)

Phone: (845) 471-1630


Historical Description:

The Clinton House State Historic Site is named for Revolutionary War Governor George Clinton. This beautifully restored Dutch colonial/Georgian stone house was built in 1765. Rebuilt with soldier labor after a fire, the house served as the residence of Quartermaster Udnay Hay for four years. It was an active site from 1777-1783 when Poughkeepsie was the capital of New York State.


The Site:

The Clinton House is not just an historic home but also a repository for historical documents that span over three centuries of Hudson Valley History. Today the site is home to the Dutchess County Historical Society.



Take exit 18 (New Paltz) from the New York State Thruway. Turn right onto 299 South to Route 9W South. Cross the Mid Hudson Bridge and continue on Routes 44 & 55 East. Follow 44 & 55 for three miles to Worral Avenue. Turn left and go one block to Main Street. The Clinton House is located at 549 Main St. in Poughkeepsie, on the corner of North White Street between the east and westbound arteries of Route 44/55.


Research Patron: Irma and Robert Casey and Karen Casey Hines