Directions & Parking

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Driving Directions

ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT!
There is road construction on North Water Street from Aug 6 – 17.  Please see directions (in blue) for detour information and follow posted detours when en route.
MHCM is open and our parking lot is accessible during contruction.

(PS – For those of you with little ones who have a fascination with construction vehicles, we offer an unobstructed view of big diggers and trucks from our second floor gallery! It’s pretty cool!)

From Cold Spring, Fishkill, Peekskill & points south:

NO DETOUR NEEDED FROM POINTS SOUTH (heading North on Rt 9)

Take the MAIN ST exit and turn LEFT onto MAIN ST.  Turn RIGHT onto N WATER ST.  MHCM Parking lot will be on your left in 1/4 mile.  Please use caution and drive slowly.  Portions of this road may be one lane.

Take Route 9 North towards Poughkeepsie; get off the Main Street Exit, at end of ramp make a left on Main Street; pass one traffic light at the entrance to the Poughkeepsie train station; go straight and make a right on North Water Street. The Museum building will be on your left. The parking lot entrance is past the building on the left.

From Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Red Hook & points north:

DETOUR NEEDED FROM POINTS NORTH (Heading South on Route 9)

Take WATER ST Exit.  At top of ramp turn LEFT onto Hoffman St.

At traffic light turn RIGHT onto DELAFIELD ST.

Follow detour signs to go straight through blinking light and next two traffic lights.  The road will now be N CLOVER ST.  Follow N CLOVER ST to MAIN ST and turn RIGHT.

Follow MAIN ST under overpass and over train tracks.

Turn RIGHT onto N WATER ST.  MHCM Parking lot will be on your left in 1/4 mile.  Please use caution and drive slowly.  Portions of this road may be one lane.

Take Route 9 South towards Poughkeepsie; Take WATER ST Exit on right 1/4 mile after you pass Marist College.  At top of ramp, turn RIGHT onto HOFFMAN ST; cross the bridge over the railroad tracks and turn LEFT onto NORTH WATER ST.   Go down hill.  MHCM parking lot will be on your right.

From Pawling, Millbrook, Wingdale and points east:

NO DETOUR NEEDED FROM UPPER MAIN STREET IN POUGHKEEPSIE

Take the MAIN ST exit and turn LEFT onto MAIN ST.  Turn RIGHT onto N WATER ST.  MHCM Parking lot will be on your left in 1/4 mile.  Please use caution and drive slowly.  Portions of this road may be one lane.

Take Route 44/55 West to Poughkeepsie; As Route 44/55 gets closer to the heart of Poughkeepsie, the road expands to 3-4 lanes (arterial), As Route 44/55 passes Market Street/Civic Center/Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and curves to the left, get into the right lane in preparation to make a right turn at the exit light. The next light is the intersection of Route 44/55 and Main Street. Make a RIGHT onto Main Street. , stay on this road until you reach North Water Street; (you will pass signs for entering Route 9 South and the Poughkeepsie train station); make a right on North Water Street; the Museum building will be on your left.

From the Newburgh/Beacon Bridge:

Follow the directions from Fishkill above.

From the Mid-Hudson Bridge:

DETOUR FROM BRIDGE 

Coming off the bridge, stay in left hand lane to the traffic light at JEFFERSON ST.

At traffic light, Turn LEFT onto JEFFERSON ST.

At stop sign, turn LEFT  onto UNION ST.

At turn in the road, UNION ST become SOUTH CLOVER ST.  Follow S CLOVER ST to traffic light (MAIN ST).  Turn LEFT onto MAIN ST.

 Turn RIGHT onto N WATER ST.  MHCM Parking lot will be on your left in 1/4 mile.  Please use caution and drive slowly.  Portions of this road may be one lane.

Cross the bridge, at the first traffic light make a LEFT. Continue to the first stop sign, make another LEFT. Follow the road around and continue to the next light. (This is the intersection of Clover and Main Street) make a LEFT onto Main Street. Continue on this road (you will past the entrance to the Poughkeepsie train station and one traffic light); Make a RIGHT onto North Water Street; the Museum building will be on your left.

By TRAIN

MHCM is located on the Poughkeepsie Waterfront across the street from the Poughkeepsie Train Station.

During construction, you may need to walk along the waterfront in Waryas Park to get to us, depending on if there are trenches are in the road.  Construction crews will assist you if this is needed.  (It’s all VERY exciting for kids to meet the crew and see the diggers!)

From New York City:

Take the Hudson River Line to the Poughkeepsie Station.  “One Day Getaway” packages are available through Metro North and offer reduced Museum admission and discounted Metro-North train fare.  Click here for more information.

From Albany:

Take Amtrack from Albany-Rensselaer Station to the Poughkeepsie.