Kingston's historic waterfront area, the Rondout, reached its pinnacle in the days of the D & H Canal in the early 19th century, but declined with the advent of the railroad. Today, it's a nicely revitalized commercial area with a burgeoning number of restaurants and bars. It is also home to the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Lighthouse (an old boat shop with exhibits on the history of boating and ships), weekend vintage trolley rides out to the Hudson (which begin in front of the Maritime Museum), Sampson opera house, and a handsome new visitor center. Boats leave from the Maritime Museum to go out along Rondout Creek to the 1913 Rondout Lighthouse (call tel. 845/336-8145 for information). The Rondout is also the spot to catch the larger Hudson River Cruises on the Rip Van Winkle ship.
Mid-Hudson Valley› Attraction
Hudson River Maritime Museum
1 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Kingston Hours May-Oct museum Thurs-Mon 11am-5pm; boat rides May-Oct weekends and holiday Mon noon-3pm. Phone 845/338-0071 Prices Admission museum only, $9 adults, $6 seniors and children Web site Hudson River Maritime Museum
Map1 Rondout Landing Kingston NY USA Mid-Hudson Valley
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