Glebe House Glebe House


Glebe House  
635 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 454-0605

Hours: Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 1 PM – 4 PM 


Historical Description:

The Glebe House was built in 1767 and is a one and a half story brick home. It was the residence of the first Anglican rector, the Reverend John Beardsley, in Poughkeepsie. Americans forced him to leave Poughkeepsie in 1777 due to his loyalist views. He lived in exile in Canada for the rest of the American Revolution. The word "glebe" means "land held by the church for use of its rector."


The Site:

The Glebe House originally stood on twenty-six acres and contains three bedrooms, a parlor, and study room, as well as a keeping room making it a wonderful example of an eighteenth century colonial home. Along with the Clinton House, it allows visitors to envision Poughkeepsie at the time it was the state capital.



To get to the Glebe House, 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. Turn left onto Main Street. Go one and a half blocks and the Glebe House will be on the right.


Research Patron: Irma and Robert Casey and Karen Casey Hines