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Explore History in the Hudson Valley: Museums, Historic Sites & Events

Uncover the rich tapestry of the Hudson Valley through its museums, historic sites, and engaging events.

Immerse Yourself in History:

  • A Wealth of History: The Hudson Valley boasts a vibrant past, evident in its numerous museums and historic sites. From artifacts to architecture, these locations offer a window into different eras, from the Colonial period to the Industrial Age.
  • Discover at Your Pace: Whether you’re a local resident or a curious visitor, there’s something for everyone. Explore diverse destinations and delve into the region’s fascinating stories.
  • Unveiling the Past: Many museums and sites host ongoing lectures, classes, and demonstrations, providing unique opportunities to learn from experts and gain deeper insights into history.

Accessibility for All:

  • Inclusive Experiences: Explore history at an affordable price, with many venues offering free or low-cost admission, making historical exploration accessible to all.

Plan Your Visit:

  • Find Your Perfect Destination: Research museums and historic sites online to discover locations aligned with your interests, ensuring a fulfilling and educational experience.
  • Stay Informed: Check individual websites or contact venues directly for information on current exhibitions, events, and specific admission fees.

Start your journey into the past today and discover the captivating history of the Hudson Valley!

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This Week’s Events  and Museum Hours


Upcoming Events

City of Kingston Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade ****************Parade Canceled, Ceremony is Indoors*****************

City of Kingston Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade ****************Parade Canceled, Ceremony is Indoors*****************

Mon, May 27, 2024    
1:00 pm
************  Please be advised, due to the chance of thunderstorms on Monday, the Memorial Day ceremony will be held indoors at City Hall at 1:00pm [...]
Senate House State Historic Site

Senate House State Historic Site

Open April 17th – October 31st – Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Tours offered November 1st – Mid-April by [...]
Senate House State Historic Site

Senate House State Historic Site

Open April 17th – October 31st – Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Tours offered November 1st – Mid-April by [...]
The Matthewis Persen House Museum Hours

The Matthewis Persen House Museum Hours

Hours of Operation In 2024, the Persen House will be open on the following schedule: MAY 25 through SEPTEMBER 7 Thursdays & Fridays 9am-4:30pm and [...]
Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Located on the Rondout Creek, Kingston, NY. Thursday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm

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Articles

Step Back in Time at the Matthewis Persen House Museum This Season!

History buffs and anyone curious about the Hudson Valley’s past won’t want to miss the opening of the Matthewis Persen House Museum’s 2024 season on Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at 74 John St. in Kingston’s historic Stockade District, the Persen House will be open to the public throughout the […]

Reher Center Celebrates Community Spirit with “Reher Recognized” Bakery Program

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History has launched a new initiative, “Reher Recognized,” to honor outstanding community bakeries across the nation. This program recognizes establishments that embody the values and traditions exemplified by the historic Reher’s Bakery in Kingston, New York. Rekindling the Spirit of Reher’s Bakery “Reher Recognized” seeks to celebrate bakeries […]

This Year’s ODC Graveyard Tours Will Give Voices to Women of Kingston’s Past

From Kingstonwire   This year’s Old Dutch Church cemetery tour will present the Burning of Kingston from a new perspective — through the eyes of five women who survived the 1777 catastrophe. The ninth season of the annual historic re-enactment in Uptown Kingston will run on every Saturday in October at 7 p.m. in the […]

The Burning of Kingston Returns

Help Create New Wurts Street Bridge Time Capsule This Weekend

From Kingstonwire This weekend city residents will have a chance to make their mark on history with The Time Capsule pop-up event at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. The interactive exhibit will give viewers a chance to check out the results of a months-long project to collect writings, photographs and artifacts — and make their […]

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