- The list below includes 136 free or cheap things to do in or near Kingston, New York, including 80 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, History Museums, Children's Play Area and Family Fun Center.
- From Forsyth Park to TR Gallo Waterfront Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kingston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Saugerties and New Paltz.
Trolley Museum of New York Albany / Capital Region MoreLess Info
Family-friendly museum houses subway cars & trams from around the world, as well as artifacts such as conductor caps, vintage tokens & more
Several amenities and facilties are located at Forsyth Park. Handball courts, tennis courts, and a nature center are major draws to the park with other side options being woodland trails, the Kinderland Playground, and the picnic area.
One of the city's richest and well-known citizens provided the name for Cornell Park as he lived adjacent to the area where it is located. The upper section has a veterans monument while the lower has areas for free play and relaxation.
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.
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.
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.
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266 Fair Street, Kingston, NY MoreLess Info
The Volunteer Fireman's Hall & Museum of Kingston chronicles the history of firefighting and the local firefighters in the area. Exhibits in the museum include an 1898 fire-truck, fire equipment, and other antiques.