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As the first capitol of New York State, the Stockade District of Kingston IS American history: Stone houses; bluestone walkways; the original NY Senate House, with accompanying stockade for scofflaws and a waterfront reflecting the vibrancy of the city’s port heritage. It was here that Governor George Clinton was inaugurated and is buried in the city’s Old Dutch churchyard. But there’s more to Kingston then significant history. 

Experience all that Kingston has to offer with great shopping ranging from antiques to art galleries to fashion boutiques and then grab a bite at one of the many farm to table restaurants along the waterfront. 

Enjoy Kingston’s Renaissance at city-wide art receptions held by the Art Society of Kingston every first Saturday of the month in the city named by Business Week one of the nation’s Top 10 Art Towns. 

Join staff from the City of Kingston's Forsyth Nature Center while kayaking in the Rondout Creek or the Hudson River to explore the wildlife and history of Kingston's great waterways.