Discover New York State’s pioneer heritage in Fishkill. The village was once the capital of the Empire State and features beautiful red-brick buildings and centuries-old homesteads. Walking around the village, you’ll see picturesque Victorian homes framed by white picket fences. Bustling Main Street is lined with mom-and-pop shops, cafes and diners.
Find out how Fishkill got its “Crossroads of the American Colonies” nickname at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. The museum occupies a Dutch Colonial homestead built in the 1700s and features exhibits on the American Revolutionary War. Other exhibits spotlight colonial crafts like weaving and woodwork.
Pick your own apples, berries and stone fruit at Fishkill Farms. The family-friendly attraction offers a taste of farming life in the Hudson Valley. Learn about the farm’s ecological farming philosophy and stock up on fresh produce at the market. The bistro serves craft cider with beautiful views over the orchards and Catskill Mountains.
Fishkill is in Dutchess County, a 1.5-hour drive from New York City. Trains run between New York City and Poughkeepsie in 1.5 hours. From here, it’s a 20-minute drive to Fishkill. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Fishkill and explore the Hudson Valley at your own pace. John F. Kennedy International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.