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Address: Poughkeepsie, NY
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Historic post office contains murals depicting local history.

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What a shame this beautiful, historical USPS is not in better shape. Will visit again and try to see the murals up close in the 2nd floor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Poughkeepsies, pride landmarks! It's a beautiful old building with a lot of history behind it.

1 Thank Mary R
Poughkeepsie, New York
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a project of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a stamp collector and amateur architect. He had the Beacon, Wappingers Falls (now the village hall) Hyde Park and Rhinebeck post offices built under the WPA when he was president. This was the largest and lost grand. The murals, which adorn the halls, upstairs and down, are worth a visit. Great history... More 

1 Thank Bill B
Alpharetta, Georgia
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714 reviews
438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,474 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

FDR inspired. There is potential here for a better attraction. The 2nd floor has historical drawings but it was not open. Interesting building and history but more could be done to display it and share it. You aren't missing much if you skip it. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

3 Thank Trek-Always
Staatsburg, New York
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211 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Poughkeepsie Post Office was commissioned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and completed in October of 1937. The murals which adorn the walls in the lobby were painted by local artists, among whom was Olin Dows of the Hudson River School. A visit to the building is an interesting combination of modern-day efficiency and a step into history as the spaciousness... More 

2 Thank Pryst
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a shame this beautiful, historical USPS is not in better shape. Will visit again and try to see the murals up close in the 2nd floor.

1 Thank Route66travel
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When I go on vacation every year I personally stop at the post office and fill out a "Hold Mail" card. My problem is this....out of 5 times of asking to hold my email...they have held it once. AND that was the first time I asked to hold it. Every year after that, they have not held my mail. I... More 

1 Thank cherylann03
Poughkeepsie, New York
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A post office - how exciting can that be - right? you have a surprise in store this beautiful stone building - in addition to stamps, friendly postal employees there are amazing murals done during the time of the WPA - museum masterpieces on view with no charge. A treat for the eyes and an interesting piece of history.

1 Thank apj70
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here Saturday morning they don't open until 10, thats crazy to me. The women behind the counter are super friendly and fast!

1 Thank Ms_CeCe50
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

im sorry to say this. The employees are a bunch of grumpy women, never smile ever!!!. that does not bother me, the fact that not once have they ever dropped a package on time. it sucks because the mail man is a nice dude. I'm venting this online because I'm tired of going to the post office to pick @#$%... More 

1 Thank Mike H
Montclair, New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I had just done Walkway Over The Hudson. We walked to lunch at Mill House Brewing Company and then checked out this place! I had read on tripadvisor to go here and I was glad I did! We got there 5 min before they closed and the janitor let us in to look around. He was really... More 

2 Thank arielrose04

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