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Senate House State Historic Site

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A Peaceful Setting Where History was Made!

We were on a Revolutionary War Road Trip and stopped in Kingston for a few of the historical sites... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth it

Just another step in history which so many lack having an interest. This is where the new York... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Mitchell F
New York City, New York
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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
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296 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401-3836
+1 845-338-2786
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a Revolutionary War Road Trip and stopped in Kingston for a few of the historical sites. The Senate House was one of them. It is on a peaceful little property and was well worth the stop!

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Interesting tour of the site...lots of stairs in the visitor's center can be tiring and the bathroom downstairs was a challenge, but history was valuable and staff were helpful.

Thank Nebrbarb
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Joe was our tour guide. He kept our interest telling us of the historical background of each room in the Senate House as well as all the items in each room.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 22 December 2017

From historic reenactments to weddings, to holiday specials, the Senate House offers a variety of options.

Thank gfraenkel58
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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.

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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

Thank iLOV3F00D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The tour was good, but a little lacking. They seemed to rush us through rather quickly with little in the way of stories about the house. It is a great way to learn about the start of New York.

Thank Bonnie5901
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