Steeped in heritage and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, Kingston has much to offer the tourist, the vacationer and business people who seek to avoid the commercial atmosphere of our larger cities.
Located just off the New York Thruway, we bring the serenity of suburban living and the convenience of easy access by car, public transportation and water. We encourage you to visit us so you too can enjoy the unique experience of history melded with modern day accessibility.
As you browse this National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary of Kingston, please take note and consider it in your search for a rewarding vacation and business site.
From earliest colonial days, Kingston, the first capital of New York State, our stone houses, our magnificent waterfront, and our growing economic viability have attracted those interested in a leisurely visit or a long-term commitment the area. Some of the oldest buildings in the United States are located here. The original New York State Senate House, the Old Dutch Church, the Rondout II Lighthouse, the Fred J. Johnston House, and our stately Ulster Performing Arts Center (Community Theater) are but a few of Kingston's historic places ready to welcome you.
Our Stockade Historic District returns you to the 17th century and our country's infancy. Buildings have been restored and landmarks are clearly defined. Walking tours provide a firsthand look at the architecture and ambience of days long past. The Rondout Waterfront allows you to travel the river or simply sit in West Strand Park where you can be part of an atmosphere that cannot be equaled.
Kingston is proud that it has honed the ability to blend its development potential with its historic significance. High above our City, overlooking the Hudson River, stands our new Kingston Business Park, providing available industrial sites in an atmosphere that is bound to encourage commercial development. We consider it one the most attractive complexes of its kind, and invite prospective businesses to accept a guided tour through it with a representative of our Economic Development Office.
There is much to do and see in Kingston. As its Mayor, I welcome you and offer you the hospitality of our City. We hope you enjoy your Internet tour, and soon make plans to visit our city in person!