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Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY


12 Vassar St Poughkeepsie, NY
12 Vassar St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

41.705608 -73.931527

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 21, 2022, 10:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 23, 2022, 10:00AM


Event Type Guided Walking tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie Description This is a 2 hour guided walking tour led by noted artist and muralist, FRANC PALAIA of public art in Poughkeepsie, NY. The leisurely tour includes over 45 indoor and outdoor murals, sculptures, historical monuments, architecture in a three block area of downtown Poughkeepsie. The tour highlights several New Deal era murals commissioned by FDR, large scale contemporary murals, 9/11 and Vietnam monuments, one sculpture park and several very new graffiti style street art wall works. The tour ends in restaurant row on Main St Poughkeepsie where several new gourmet and ethnic restaurants have opened. The tour group can stay for lunch or coffee, a great opportunity to review and discuss the tour with the guide. A restaurant stop is not part of the tour, only a suggested option. Sponsoring Organization Franc Palaia,Inc.

Contact Information
845-516-4758, cell- 845-505-3123


Advance registration required.
Sept 19, 2022 845-505-3123
adults $20. seniors $15. students $10, Children under 13-free.

Additional Information

The tour is walking on city sidewalks. no difficult situations, wheelchair accessible.
Activities: none
Additional Equipment Required: no

Event Duration (hours): 2
Event Duration (hours): 2
Difficulty: Easy
Not suitable for children under age 13.
Length (miles): 1
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
Additional Wheelchair Info: the only portion not wheelchair accessible is the US Post Office bldg.
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