Lovers of vintage clothing, antiquities, oddities, and objets d’art will be floored with the selection at the Hyde Park Antiques Center. Tucked behind a pond, the multi-vendor antique destination is a perfect stopping point between tours of historical sites, as it is situated between the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home/Presidential Library and the Vanderbilt Estate.
Unlike many antique malls that occupy sprawling, charmless warehouses, the Colonial clapboard curb appeal of the Hyde Park Antique’s Center hints at the historic treasures within. Located on Route 9, AKA Albany Post Road, the original building dates back to the late 18th century when it was a stagecoach stop on the carriage and mail route between Albany and New York City. Fun fact: local lore has it that the quaint blue building also served as the headquarters for President Roosevelt's secret service contingent.
Head past the rocking chair porch and inside the building to uncover a sprawling, 9,500 square feet of antiques spread over two floors and various wings. In operation as an antiques center for more than 15 years, the building houses collections from more than two dozen vendors.
Silverplated candlesticks, political pins of bygone campaigns and eras, vintage dresses from every decade, exquisite mother of pearl lamp shades, hand-loomed rugs, Mid Century Modern sideboards, and crystal decanters are just some of the things you might find on a visit to the Hyde Park Antiques Center. And the selection is always changing.
The Hyde Park Antiques Center is open 10am to 5pm, seven days a week.