Hear how immigrants and entrepreneurs transformed farmland into a thriving maritime village that mushroomed during the era when Rondout was the terminus for the Delaware and Hudson Canal that opened in 1828. View the rich legacy of commercial buildings, cast-iron storefronts, homes and churches built by the many nationalities that emigrated to Rondout, and hear about the personalities who played key roles in the development of Kingston’s waterfront district. Some uphill walking is involved.
Fee: $10 adult; $5 child under 16. Free to Friends of Historic Kingston members.
Offered the last Saturday of the month May through October, departing at 1 p.m. from the Heritage Area Visitors Center, 20 Broadway.
2017 Tour dates: May 27, June 23, July 29, Aug 26, September 30, October 28 – 1PM
Group or private tours can be arranged by special appointment: (845) 339-0720.
A free Rondout District Walking Tour Guide is available at the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery and Heritage Area Visitors Centers, 20 Broadway and 308 Clinton Ave.