Enjoy a guided walking tour of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777.
View a treasury of centuries-old architecture as you walk the heart of the original stockaded village of Kingston whose street plan was designed by Provincial-Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. View a large cluster of native limestone houses built by descendants of the early settlers. Visit the courthouse site where the New York State Constitution was drafted, and the gravesite of George Clinton, New York’s first elected governor. In the Old Dutch Church burying ground. The tour concludes with a visit to the interior of the circa 1812 Fred J. Johnston House.
Fee: $10 adult; $5 child under 16. Free to Friends of Historic Kingston members.
Offered on the first Saturday of the month, May through October, departing at 1 p.m. from the FoHK Gallery, corner of Wall and Main Streets.
2017 Tour dates: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7 – 1PM
Group or private tours can be arranged by special appointment: (845) 339-0720.
A free Stockade District Walking Tour Guide is available at the Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery and Heritage Area Visitors Centers, 20 Broadway and 308 Clinton Ave.