Points of Interest in Poughkeepsie. Home of DeWitt Clinton, first governor of New York. Site where the Federal Consitution was ratified in 1788. Home of Vassar College, Riverview Military Academy, Putnam Hall, Smith Brothers S. B. Cough drops famous since 1947, and College Hill, formerly occupied by Riverview Military Academy. The famous $7,000,000 Poughkeepsie Bridge crosses the Hudson at Poughkeepsie.