Welcome to the most historic 500 feet in American history, Market Street between Main and Church Streets.

Halfway between NYC and Albany, Dutchess County was central to the Revolutionary War and the birth of the United States.

It happened at Hendricksons

  • Thomas Jefferson and his slave James Heming, and James Madison, spend the night and launch a supposed "botanical tour" up the Hudson Valley which many viewed as purely political.
  • Alexander Hamilton confesses his faith later in life, on this spot