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Legends of Dutchess Exhibit

After over a year of renovations the museum has opened our new permanent exhibition, "Legends of Dutchess",  highlighting dozens of athletes who have made it to the professional level. Also covering over 20 sports and their artifacts.

The Facility

We are located at the scenic 99.7 acre Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park in Wappinger, NY. The museum, Gift Shop, Snack Bar and Theatre have been completely renovated and modenized and is housed on the first floor level within the Reese Cultural Center.

Dutchess County Sports Hall of Fame

Sports Museum are accepting nominations of individuals for induction into their Hall of Fame. Candidates (living or deceased) must have been active contributors in the area of sports or recreation within Dutchess County. Criteria for acceptance will be efforts in enhancing a sport through organizing, coaching, sponsoring, etc. Accomplishments achieved during active participation in a sport or activities for which one was compensated, is not eligible for consideration.

Legends are Born Here

In Dutchess County "Legends are Born Here" and the Sports Museum of Dutchess County tell you the stories of our area's top athletes and teams. 

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Jun 20, 2020

Museum ReOpens for 2020 Season

The Sports Museum Board of Directors invite you to visit the NEW Sports Museum of Dutchess County for our 2020 tourism season. We are open to public following all social distancing guidelines and procedures. Masks can be provided at the door. We are open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4

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The Sports Museum of Dutchess County was founded in 1972 by several sports minded community members to preserve the rich history of sports here in Dutchess County, New York. The Hudson Valley's only museum dedicated to sports was just remodeled and a new permanent exhibition, Legends of Dutchess, highlights over a dozen athletes who made it to the professional level from Dutchess County. Our exhibits include those covering different sports played in the area with their artifacts and notable athletes. We are open weekends  from May to October, please call ahead before arriving.
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Sports Museum of Dutchess County INC.

Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park | Reese Cultural Center

81 Carnwath Farms Lane

Wappinger, NY 12590

845-632-1570