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Poughkeepsie Historic Home

After Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, bought this circa-1830 house, he remodeled it into a Tuscan-style villa. It still contains the possessions and keepsakes of the family that lived here after him. The Morse Gallery, inside the visitor center, has exhibits of telegraph equipment and paintings by Morse. The grounds include gardens and hiking trails.

Historic Home

Quick Facts

2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, New York  12601, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $11, House May–Nov., daily 10–3; grounds daily 8am–dusk

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