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Senate House State Historic Site

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Fascinating history

After driving by it for 40 years, I finally stopped and checked it out. The tour was an excellent... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Kerhonkson, New York

There is the Old State House which you take a tour of(about 20-25 minute) and then a museum with... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Chappaqua, 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 28 September 2018

After driving by it for 40 years, I finally stopped and checked it out. The tour was an excellent history lesson given by a guide in period costume about what was the third largest city in the state of New York at the time. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mpeplow
Reviewed 27 September 2018

There is the Old State House which you take a tour of(about 20-25 minute) and then a museum with history of Kingston and a art gallery with paintings of a local artist from the 1700-1800's. Very informative and interesting history which even as a lifetime...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deedee1951
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Timzorrr
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gerald F
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bill W
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