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Address: Poughkeepsie, NY
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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Poughkeepsie, New York
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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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52 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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1 Thank Bill B
Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,733 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.

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3 Thank Trek-Always
Staatsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 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 

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3 Thank Pryst
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

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1 Thank Route66travel
Poughkeepsie
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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