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Perrine’s Bridge
Junction of State Route 32 and Route 213, Rifton
845-338-8109 Covered bridge built around 1844 by Benjamin Wood, this last surviving example of the
Burr arch truss design in New York spans the Wallkill River between the towns of Esopus and Rosendale. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Accessible, child and group friendly.
Rondout Lighthouse
Rondout Creek, Kingston
845-338-0071 Historic 1915 brick lighthouse owned by City of Kingston and operated by Hudson River Maritime Museum. Still a navigational light. Accessible only by boat and museum guided tour.
Saugerties Historical Society/ Kiersted House
119 Main St., Saugerties
Built in 1727, home to the Saugerties Historical Society. Historical Reenactments in May, History Day in October, free seasonal concerts and historical displays on the front lawn. May-October, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday and holiday Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Child and group friendly. Free WiFi.
Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
Lighthouse Drive, Saugerties
845-247-0656 Artifacts of the lighthouse and the commercial heyday of the Saugerties waterfront. Nature trail to lighthouse
(check tides). Also a bed and breakfast
(see Bed and Breakfast listings). Tour fee. Tours June-August, Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Child, pet and group friendly.
Senate House State Historic Site
296 Fair St., Kingston
Guided tours of the furnished historic
house. Museum featuring art, objects and documents of the 17th-19th centuries. Picnic in park-like setting. Tours for groups and school programs year-round by appointment. Open mid-April to October, Wednesday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday and
Monday holidays, 1-5 p.m. and by appoint- ment. Accessible, child and group friendly. Leashed pets permitted on grounds, open dawn to dusk.
Teddy Bear Museum at The Den of Marbletown
1 Basten Lane (corner of Route 209 and Tongore Road), Kingston
845-687-6441 Features approximately 2,000 bears and other stuffed animals, including dioramas that
teach the history of the teddy bear and of local attractions. All the handmade toys and collectibles are from the legendary German company Steiff. Kids’ play space. Coffee shop coming soon. Accessible first floor. Open year-round, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-
5 p.m., subject to change.
The A.J. Snyder Estate/Century House Historical Society
668 Route 213, Rosendale
845-658-9900 Rosendale Natural Cement Historic District, listed on the State and National Register
of Historic Places. Tour Widow Jane Mine, cement kilns, Snyder Canal Slip and more. Picnic area. Special events. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Free WiFi. May-Labor Day, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. or
by appointment.
The Avalon Museum of Roots, Rock & Roll
The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro
Founder, director and curator Ned Moran’s extraordinary displays of rare and obscure photos, posters, album covers, books and recordings are the primary visuals for this intimate space. All are welcome to tour this vast, rotating collection. Open by appointment and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-
closing, Friday, 4 p.m.-closing, Saturday, 11 a.m.-closing. Free admission.
Trolley Museum of New York
89 E. Strand (Rondout Landing), Kingston 845-331-3399
Trolley rides on original tracks along the historic Kingston waterfront to Kingston Point Park on the Hudson River. Visitors center and museum store. Open May-October, weekends and holidays, noon-5 p.m. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Free WiFi.
Ulster County Genealogical Society
Hurley Reformed Church
11 Main St., Hurley
Research census, church records, naturalizations (1830-1925), cemetery
records, printed histories and genealogies, maps, the New Netherlands Connections, wills, abstracts and major genealogical society publications. Accessible, child and group friendly. Free WiFi. January-November, second Saturdays, third and fourth Mondays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Volunteer Firemen’s Hall
and Museum
265 Fair St., Kingston
845-331-0866 kingstonvolunteerfiremensmuseum.wee-
A “little gem of a museum” housed in the 1857 Wiltwyck Fire House. Display of fire engines and firemanic artifacts. Open April-October, Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; also open June-August, Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wawarsing Historical Society and Knife Museum
3 Irish Cape Road (at bridge), Napanoch 845-647-7792
Along with local historical items, the museum houses one of the largest collections of knives in the country, many from the Hudson Valley. Guides available explaining the displays. Special knife sharpening events. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Saturday- Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Woodstock Museum
13 Bach Road, Saugerties
845-246-0600 Explore Woodstock the town and festivals, artifacts, exhibits, film and guided tours by
a 1960s historian. Camping available. Solar energy exhibits. Sister City Nimbin, Australia. Tour buses welcome. Open June-October, Saturdays-Sunday, noon-4 p.m., weekdays by appointment.
Learn more about our Historic Sites & Museums at
The Matthewis Persen House Museum and Cultural Heritage Center 74 John St. (corner of John and Crown Streets), Kingston 845-340-3040 house.html
Located within
Kingston’s Stockade
National Historic
District at the only
intersection in the U.S.
with 18th-century stone
houses on all four
corners, its earliest
portions date from circa
1661. Accessible, child and group friendly. Open May-August, Tuesday-Saturday; September-November, Saturday or
by appointment.
The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
99-101 Broadway, Kingston
Early 20th-century bakery highlighting the 19th- and 20th-century social and cultural history of the Rondout-West Stand Historic District. Currently undergoing restoration. Open for tours during special events and by appointment.
Town of Shandaken
Historical Museum
26 Academy St., Pine Hill
845-254-4460 (Museum) The museum is a 1920s schoolhouse in historic Pine Hill with many and varied displays of historical tools and artifacts from the 1800s on. A 1900s schoolroom and kitchen, displays on the people and history of the 12 hamlets of Shandaken, library of books on the Catskills and genealogy files. Open Friday-Sunday,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment; call 845-254-5402.
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