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The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080


    Backstage Studio Productions
    323 Wall Street
    (845) 338-8700
    Friend's of Historic Kingston
    63 Main Street
    (845) 339-0720
    Getty Gas Station
    333 Washington Ave
    (845) 331-9013
    Kingston Daily Freeman
    Email DailyFree@aol.com
    79 Hurley Avenue
    (845) 331-5000
    Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA)
    PO Box 3602
    (845) 339-5822
    Old Dutch Church 
    Corner of Wall and Main Street
    1 Boulevard
    (845) 338-9603
    WGHQ 92 AM & WBPM 94.3 FM
    82 John St.
    (845) 331-8200
    The Living Room
    45 North Front St.
    Times Herald Record
    89 North front St.
    (845) 340-1075
    Ulster Publishing
    322 Wall St.
    (845) 334-8200
     Wall Street Playhouse
    Email Wall Street Playhouse
    292 Wall St. 
    (845) 340-1357