Join our community for a weekend of fun and learning at the Burning of Kingston event! This year’s event will feature Revolutionary War reenactors, talks and panels, tours, concerts, and more. We’re also excited to offer new programming that is more representative of all the experiences of the Revolutionary War, including the stories of indigenous and enslaved people.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

The 2023 Burning of Kingston weekend will kick-off on Friday, October 13, with a film about Indigenous Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, Oneida Nation: American Revolutionary War, The People of the Standing Stone at Old Dutch Church.

On Saturday, October 14, events include colonial camp re-enactments, a talk about the Esopus Indian experience in the American Revolution by Justin Wexler; jazz vespers depicting the plight of slaves during the Burning of Kingston; cemetery tours by Theatre on the Road; and a Colonial Ball.

On Sunday, October 15, there will be a walking tour of Hurley’s historic Main Street; and the weekend will conclude with a Revolutionary War-period chamber music concert by the Bard Conservatory of Music Ensemble.

A historic perspective:

All events are free and open to the public. A full schedule of events and registration details can be found here.

All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events and registration details, please visit

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in history and culture!