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Springside: Matthew Vassar Treasure Hunt


Springside: National Historic Landmark
185 Academy Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, NY 12601

41.690224 -73.929392

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 23, 2023, 10:00AM
    • Rain Date: September 30, 2023, 10:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours Springside is open every day from dawn until dusk.


Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description Recent archeological excavation of the Gardener's Cottage unearthed a poem that local scholars believe contains the clues to Matthew Vassar's hidden treasure at Springside. Join volunteers of Springside Landscape Restoration for a guided tour of Andrew Jackson Downing's historic landscape and receive a copy of the treasure hunt poem for further exploration and amusement. Springside is a 20-acre designed landscape and historic site that was once the county estate of Matthew Vassar and is the only landscape of Andrew Jackson Downing to survive largely intact. Today, the National Historic Landmark is a historic site on the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail. Organization Hosting the Event Springside Landscape Restoration Phone Number 646-312-9767

Additional Information

Event Duration (hours): 2

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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