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The Poughkeepsie Post Office

Poughkeepsie, NY
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: Historic post office contains murals depicting local history.
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Montclair, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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295 reviews 295 reviews
143 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you have a few minutes, a trip to the post office at 55 Mansion St. is well worth it. It is the most beautiful and fascinating post office I have ever seen. There is 20 minutes parking in front of the building. There are no parking meters. This magnificent stone building was built by the WPA during the 1930's.... More

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Poughkeepsie
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

a side trip worth taking. Very surprising with the history inside. Not a problem to park - but lots of stairs

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Silver Spring, MD
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a treasure this is! There is an interpretative display with old photos and the inside is all marble and gilt. There is also a beautiful mural extending from the ground floor up. It still operates as a US post office.

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ellenville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

People go to a Post Office to do business & in this respect it is O.K.-the building is historic & very nice. What more is there to say.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

the service of their employees is AWFUL!!! RUDE! NEVER have international money orders though they say they are going to order them.... like 8 months ago! Nasty employees.

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Pawling, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I see it as privilege to use the post office in Poughkeepsie. It is probably one of the most edifying regarding art and American History. Quite often there are visions to be seen and we don't see and we miss them. Should you have the need to use it, really look and see! The folks who work there are cool,... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This post office has so much character! It makes it worth standing in line so one can take in the beautiful artwork.

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Kingston,NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This old post office has many interesting murals painted by Work Projects Administration artists during the Depression. The architecture is massive and stunning. Really worth a look see while you are in Poughkeepsie.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A nifty stop for anyone interested in New Deal art. The post office is a prime example of the art programs Roosevelt implemented (especially being near his home of Hyde Park).

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