Museums and historic locations

    Downtown Rondout Waterfront District

  • Cornell Steamboat Building
  • 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 […]

  • Kingston Heritage Area Vistitor’s Center
  • Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

    The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is converting historic Reher’s Bakery into a cultural center and museum focusing on immigrant stories of the Hudson Valley. We are preserving and revitalizing this rare, intact 19th-century building to create a vibrant new resource that welcomes local residents and visitors alike. Our tours and programs, on the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Midtown Kingston

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

  • Catskill Mountain Railroad
  • 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 […]


    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
  • The Senate House

    When you can almost feel the warmth of the hearth and hear the fife and drum… you know you have arrived to Kingston’s Senate House! The Senate House’s “in the moment” colonial lead tours transports museumgoers into another time and place. The first New York State Senate met here in September and October 1777 when […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rhinebeck

  • Wilderstein
  • Rosendale

  • The Snyder Estate
  • Red Hook

  • Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
  • Saugerties

  • Opus 40