Before refrigeration, ice was harvested from the Hudson River and hauled in massive blocks from the river on elevators powered by steam engines. The ice was stored in icehouses, such as the Poughkeepsie Ice House, that lined the Hudson River.
Poughkeepsie Ice House on the Hudson is a historic, exposed brick building with old world charm. With stamped concrete floors and 25-foot ceilings, the building is reminiscent of an earlier era. The windows frame majestic views of the Hudson River, Mid-Hudson Bridge, and Walkway Over The Hudson. And in warmer weather, you can enjoy these views while dining on the expansive patio right on the water's edge.