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Built in 1676, the Senate House reflects the Dutch way of life that characterized Kingston in the 18th century. More importantly, it was the meeting place for the original New York State Senate after the Revolutionary War. History was made here as...more
Just another step in history which so many lack having an interest. This is where the new York state senate met and deliberated in 1777. The home of Van Gaasbeck is available for you to see and learn about the fight for independence from the...More
The tour guides are great, offering interesting tidbits of history. Having the insight of the meetings and goings on at NY's first capital is nice. There's also some great art to check out. I enjoyed our visit and can't believe it took me 20 years...More
We went for the burning of Kingston event, and had about an hour to go through the Senate house. Very informative, and nicely done. You could do the tour yourself, or have a guided tour. Either way, the building was beautiful.
We happened to be there the weekend of the burning celebration and I wish we could have stayed for more of it. We had an excellent guide though for the tour of the Senate House. She was smart and well informed about details of the...More
Nicely decorated. The speaker seemed very knowledgeable but did not use much prosody in his voice. Also, they made him use a microphone which actually came accross quieter then when he wasnt using it. They allowed people to come in to use the bathroom and...More