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Address: Poughkeepsie, NY
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Historic post office contains murals depicting local history.

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A historic building. Always clean both inside and out. Only parking close by is a problem at times

This is the wrong question for a post office. You think one size fits all. It is nonsense to answer this survey, the post office is not a restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
marleric
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Monsey, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the location a bit late, but we got to see some of the 1st floor details and the second floor. They have gorgeous murals depicting many historic events. there are also rich displays describing chock full of historical information, which we truly enjoyed. The building itself is also a great piece of art.

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Thank Mordechai P
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70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history here! Worth a visit if you've got the time. There are stories on the walls about the history of the Post Office and even a picture of FDR at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Thank victoriasL5939DF
New York
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it's a great old building but its not what I would call an attraction by any means. Perhaps a stop for those wishing to take some photos, but that's about it.

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Thank GinaSamarotto
Poughkeepsie, New York
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Poughkeepsie Post Office at the intersection of Mansion and Markets Streets was built during the Great Depression as part of the works programs to employ Americans. I've been told that FDR personally participated in the design and materials acquisition. It's sister building is across the street and was originally designed to house The Poughkeepsie Journal Newspaper. Today that building... More 

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Thank Noreen M
Poughkeepsie, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is the wrong question for a post office. You think one size fits all. It is nonsense to answer this survey, the post office is not a restaurant.

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Thank marleric
Poughkeepsie, New York
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have used this post officiated. Everyone has been so nice and efficient. It is also a really pretty building to see.

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Thank debbievelie1
Poughkeepsie, New York
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

If you love history, stop in at the Poughkeepsie Post Office. Gorgeous building, currently operating Post Office, not too many like this left, historic paintings inside. While you're in the neighborhood, walk across the street and visit the historic Poughkeepsie Journal Building, too!

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Thank Joanne P
Poughkeepsie, New York
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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1 Thank Mary R
Poughkeepsie, New York
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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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.

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