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Historic Sites & Museums
A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center
43 Gill St., Kingston
914-388-3092 Honoring and encouraging the transmission of history through written and oral history, spoken word, paintings, cultural artifacts and other forms of artistic expression. Special programs. Open Monday-Friday, 3-8 p.m.
American Legion Museum
30 John St., Saugerties
518-588-5462 Containing over 300 items of historical interest, the museum focuses on Saugerties citizens and their participation during wartime. The museum’s artifacts range from the French and Indian War to today’s wars. Open Memorial Day-Veterans Day or by appointment.
Bevier House Museum/Ulster County Historical Society
2682 Route 209, Kingston
Built in the 1680s as a one-room dwelling,
the museum reflects the history of the Hudson Valley and its inhabitants. Accessible on first floor only. Child and group friendly. Admission fee. Open May-October, Saturday- Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for additional dates of operation.
Byrdcliffe Art Colony
Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock 845-679-2079
America’s second-oldest continually operating arts colony, Byrdcliffe is on the National Register of Historic Places. Offering year-round events, exhibitions and classes at Byrdcliffe and in downtown Woodstock. Free walking tours. Open May-October.
Canal Forge Blacksmith Shop
496 Towpath Road, Corner of Ulster County Route 6
and Towpath Road, Alligerville
845-687-7130 A working blacksmith shop and display of
old tools. Overlooking the Rondout Creek adjacent to the old D&H Canal. Hands-on classes offered, call or email for details. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends by chance or appointment.
D&H Canal Museum
23 Mohonk Road, High Falls 845-687-2000 National Historic Site.
Working lock model.
Ellenville Public Library & Museum
40 Center St., Ellenville
The Terwilliger House museum has exhibits on local history and industry and a research room with archives, photographs, obituaries and ephemera. Open year-round, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and by appointment. Please call or view website for seasonal hours.
Tours welcome.
Empire State Railway Museum
70 Lower High St., Phoenicia
The doorway to Catskill Mountain Railroad history with its new displays of artifacts, archival photos and full-size railroad equipment. Take exciting rail bike rides with Rail Explorers over U&D rails. Museum open weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial through Columbus Day.
Erika House Doll Museum
15 Ulster Ave., Saugerties
Twenty-five rooms filled with dolls of the centuries and from various countries. Over 3,000 dolls on display. Celebrating 15 years in the spring of 2018. Child, pet and group friendly. Admission: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. Open year-round by appointment.
Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, 1871
River Road, Ulster Park
Last wooden lighthouse on the Hudson River. The tower light is an official U.S. Coast Guard navigational aid. View from Lighthouse Park, 255 River Road, Ulster Park. By appointment only. Call for tours. June-October.
Original paintings
by canal-era artists,
photographs, maps
artifacts and dioramas.
Accessible, child, pet
and group friendly.
Admission fee. Open
May-October, Saturday-Sunday,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. School and other group tours by appointment.
This 108-mile, 108-lock waterway was America’s first million-dollar private enterprise.
Fred J. Johnston House
Corner of Main and Wall Streets, Kingston 845-339-0720
Guided house tour Federal townhouse. Eight room settings, furniture and decorative arts arranged by 20th-century antiques’ dealer and preservationist, Fred J. Johnston. Accessible. May-October, Friday- Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. Tour fee. 47

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