Directions

Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Tel 1-800-FDR-VISIT

The Wallace Center is on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, four miles north of Poughkeepsie, midway between New York City and Albany. The Wallace Center is easily reached by air, rail, or automobile.

By Plane:

Several airports are located within two hours of the Wallace Center:

  • Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY
  • Dutchess County Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City
  • LaGuardia Airport, New York City
  • Albany County Airport, Albany, NY
  • Westchester County Airport, White Plains, NY
  • Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ

American Airlines serves Stewart Airport from Kennedy Airport. American also offers flights to Dutchess County Airport from LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports, as well as from Albany and Boston. Carey Bus Service provides transportation from Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports to Grand Central Terminal.

By Train:

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad operates numerous trains daily from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak offers connections to Poughkeepsie from hundreds of major cities throughout the country. The Amtrak station in Manhattan is Pennsylvania Station. Taxi service is available to the Wallace Center from the Poughkeepsie station.

The Roosevelt Ride – Take the train from Manhattan or Albany and leave the car at home. (Click for Details)

By Car:

The Wallace Center is approximately 2 hours from New York City, 1 1/2 hours from Albany, 2 hours from Hartford, CT, and 2 hours from Scranton, PA.

Directions From Manhattan: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to the Taconic Parkway then proceed to Route 84 west. Follow 84 to Route 9 north…or take the New York State Thruway to exit 18 at New Paltz. *Follow Route 299 east to Route 9W south. Cross the Mid-Hudson Bridge to Route 9 north. The Wallace Center is on the left side of Route 9, 4 miles north of Poughkeepsie.

From Long Island: Take the Long Island Expressway to Cross Island Parkway. Cross the Whitestone Bridge. Follow the Hutchinson River Parkway to Route 684 north, then Route 84 west to Route 9 north. The Wallace Center is on the left side of Route 9, 4 miles north of Poughkeepsie.

From New Jersey: Take the Garden State Parkway, Palisades Parkway, or Route 17 to the New York Thruway. Take the Thruway north to exit 18 at New Paltz. (Follow the directions from Manhattan, beginning at the *.)

From Connecticut: Take Route 84 west to Route 9 north. The Wallace Center is on the left side of the Route 9, 4 miles north of Poughkeepsie.

From Port Jervis/Scranton: Take Route 84 east across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to route 9 north. The Wallace Center is on the left side of Route 9, 4 miles north of Poughkeepsie.

From Albany: Take the New York State Thruway south to exit 18 at New Paltz. (Follow directions from Manhattan, beginning at the *.)

Driving south on Route 9: The Wallace Center is located on the right, 2 miles after the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park.