The Hyde Park Railroad Station was built by the New York Central Railroad in 1851 to connect New York City to Albany. The original 1851 station was torn down. While not a large station, it was an important one and served many nearby communities. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the station twice and welcomed King George VI and Queen Elizabeth here in 1939. Passenger service ended in 1958 and some years later the station was sold to the city. The Hudson Valley Railroad Society bought the building in 1975, saving from demolition, and continues to operate it today.