Museums and historic locations

    Kingston - Rondout Waterfront

  • A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center
  • Hudson River Maritime Museum

    Dedicated to the preservation of the Maritime History of the Hudson River Valley, the Museum serves as home to the Kingston High School Crew Team, the Rondout Rowing Club and Kingston Sailing Club. The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has adopted the HRMM as its winter Home Port, and Riverkeeper maintains its Kingston office presence within […]

  • Kevin’s Attraction
  • Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

    For nearly a century, two generations of the Jewish immigrant Reher family ran a bakery from the storefront of 101 Broadway in Kingston, New York, and lived upstairs. Kingston residents of the surrounding Rondout neighborhood, mostly working class and immigrant, came to Reher’s for bread, canned goods, and gossip. Today, the site is a museum […]

  • Rondout Lighthouse

    The Rondout Lighthouse is the last of three lighthouses marking the entrance to the Rondout Creek. Still fully operational as a navigational light, the Rondout lighthouse is one of only seven remaining on the Hudson River. This brick lighthouse, completed and lit in 1915, is accessible only by boat. Owned by the City of Kingston […]

  • Trolley Museum of New York

    The Trolley Museum of New York (TMNY) has been in downtown Kingston on the Rondout Waterfront since 1983. TMNY is a educational Museum that offers hands on exhibits of early model Trolleys and Subway cars. Step back in time as you take a ride on Car 358 along the rails originally used by the Ulster […]

  • Kingston - Midtown

  • Kingston Model Railroad Club
  • Wiltwyck Cemetery
  • Kingston - Uptown Stockade District

  • Daughters of the American Revolution House
  • Fred Johnston Museum

    The Fred Johnston Museum is located in Kingston’s Stockade district and is a must see! The museum is a Federal style house, cir. 1812, built by state senator John Sudam. The exquisite home features 8 rooms furnished by the Fred J Johnston Collection. The Johnston collection features mostly American decorative arts, glassware, and furniture from […]

  • Frog Alley
  • Louw-Bogardus House on Frog Alley

    The Persen House, named after its longest resident Matthewis Persen (1739-1819) and owned by Ulster County since 1914, has undergone extensive restoration since emergency repairs in 1999 revealed its historical significance.  A Historic Structure Report discovered that it was built in five phases from 1661 to 1922.  The house has witnessed the entire history of […]

  • Old Dutch Church & Museum

    The Old Dutch Church is considered the city’s oldest institution; the churches first congregation was organized in 1659. The edifice that is currently The Old Dutch Church and Museum was built in 1852 and is a Renaissance Revival style church, designed by Minard LaFever. The churchyard contains tombstones dating back to 1770, and the grave […]

  • Senate House State Historic Site

    Senate House State Historic Site is a history museum and historic property operated by The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission. It is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation the 18 th century home of Abraham Van Gaasbeek, which also served as the first meeting […]

  • Ulster County Courthouse
  • Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum

     Housed in the 1857 Wiltwyck Fire Station, it is a wonderful example of the evolution of a firehouse from the operation of horse-drawn equipment to the operation of late twentieth century fire equipment. The Kingston Fire Department can trace its origin back to 1754 when a fire engine was ordered from England. The hours of […]

  • Hurley

  • Hurley Heritage Society Museum

    For 50 years, the all-volunteer Hurley Heritage Society has preserved, protected, educated and celebrated the uniqueness of the Town of Hurley. In that time we acquired the Colonel Jonathan Elmendorf House, located at 52 Main Street, and made it into a museum dedicated to Hurley, always free and open to the public. We commemorate all of our town’s heritage, […]

  • Rhinebeck

  • Wilderstein
  • Rosendale

  • The Snyder Estate

    The Century House Historical Society maintains the Snyder Estate, Rosendale Cement Museum, and Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY, with the mission of preserving and presenting the history and influence of the industries of the Rosendale Cement District, and post-cement Rosendale.   Hours: The Snyder Estate is open from 10 am – 4 pm every […]