- TripBuzz found 136 things to do with kids in or near Kingston, New York, including 117 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Saugerties, Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.
- From Kingston Point Beach to Lukanoos Family Fun Center, the Kingston area offers 77 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, History Museums, Children's Play Area and Family Fun Center.
- Ulster County, New York is the home of Kingston, a city known for its history. The original capital of the state of New York, it fell to flames at the hands of the British in 1777. The city maintains this history and is a showcase for historic architecture and celebration.
Located in a First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Old Dutch Church Heritage Museum is open to the public for self-guided and group tours. The church was built in the 17th century, featuring a cemetery with 18th century grave markers.
A 2 story museum, the Senate House State Historic Site is the home of the states first Senate meeting. The museum offers guided tours, a collection of artwork and paintings, and artifacts pertaining to the formation of the government.
The ship known as the Rip Van Winkle provides visitors with excursions on the Hudson River. Beverage and snack bars are available onboard while the guide points out the estates of millionaires, lighthouses, and quaint villages along the river.
Part of the Hudson River Maritime Museum complex features the Rondout Lighthouse which was the first lighthouse at the entrance to Rondout Creek. Visitors must take a water vessel to the lighthouse though since there is no way to access the site by land.
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Green and John Streets, Kingston, NY 12401 MoreLess Info
The site where the original 17th century village of Kingston stood, the Kingston Uptown Historic District is still home to around a dozen original limestone houses from the period. Walking tours of the district are available.
At Ulster Performing Arts Center, visitors can see a variety of performances, from rock bands, to comedians, to musicals, to orchestras. The theater is located in a historic brick building with Greek Revival architecture.
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The New York Trolley Museum is dedicated to granting more exposure to the world of trolleys and subways. For over 60 years this museum has sought to spread the word of the importance the trolley system has played in the local area.
As one of only 16 designated urban parks, the Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center sees a lot of tourism. The heritage center features many exhibits depicting local and state history, as well as re-enactments of major cultural events.
Wilderstein Preservation is located on a wooded bluff that overlooks the beautiful Hudson River. Mansion tours are available to see inside the historic property, but guests can also explore the trails throughout the property's 40 acres.