City of Kingston


As the first capitol of New York State, the Stockade District of Kingston is American history: stone houses, bluestone walkways, the original New York 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. Old merges with new to create a truly interesting and hip destination.

Experience all that Kingston has to offer with great shopping, ranging from antiques to art galleries to fashion boutiques . Grab a bite at one of the farm-to-table restaurants along the waterfront. Enjoy Kingston’s Renaissance at city-wide art receptions held by the Arts 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 on the Rondout Creek or the Hudson River to explore the wildlife and history of Kingston's great waterways.