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Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour


Corner of Wall and Main Streets
63 Main St
Kingston, NY 12401

41.932295 -74.019248

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 7, 2019, 1:00PM
  • Details

    Event Type Walk/Hike Description Following the street plan designed by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658, the tour walks the heart of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. Walking tour highlights include viewing the many eighteenth century limestone houses still standing in the Stockade District, and visiting the site of the drafting of the New York State Constitution in 1777 and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor, George Clinton, in the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground. Sponsoring Organization Friends of Historic Kingston

    Contact Information
    (845) 339-0720


    The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16

    Additional Information

    Activities: Included is a tour of the interior of the c. 1812 Johnston House, the former home and showroom of nationally noted antiques dealer Fred J. Johnston where his collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts, mostly American, are showcased in eight elegant room settings he designed.
    Additional Equipment Required: Walking Shoes!

    Event Duration (hours): 1.5
    Difficulty: Easy
    Not suitable for children under age 12.
    Length (miles): 1
    Path: Returns to start
    Boots Needed: No

    Family Friendly
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
    Additional Wheelchair Info: Most sidewalks are accessible, but there are some uneven surfaces. First floor only of of house tour is accessible.
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