Nestled among rolling hills in the heart of Dutchess County is the Village of Millbrook. Long favored for the idyllic beauty of the surrounding countryside, the heart of the community is the 19th century village that dates from the arrival of the railroad in 1869. Though the railroad no longer exists, the bustling community that developed around it continues to thrive.
Entering the village, visitors pass the village green and Tribute Garden, a park commemorating veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War to the present. Shaded by trees planted in memory of those who died, it contains a playground dedicated to the children of the community.
Millbrook's Main Street is lined with tubs of flowers maintained by volunteers for the enjoyment of all who visit the attractive shops and well-maintained homes along the avenue.
The mansard-roofed brick bank building, white-pillared library, and 1895 Memorial School Building all add to the charm of a village where shoppers stroll down the sidewalks, peering into antique shop windows and stopping at the diner.
Millbrook continues to reflect the sense of community characterized by its 19th century roots. Shopkeepers wave to passersby. Veterans, volunteer firefighters and Scouts all march to applause in local parades. Neighbor greets neighbor at free summer concerts at the Community Bandshell. And "In Flanders Fields" and the "Gettysburg Address" are still recited on Memorial Day.