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
    [email protected]



    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Create a paved public trail and linear park from Garraghan Drive Trailhead to the Trolley Museum Trailhead
    • Connect a safe, ADA accessible pedestrian and bicycle route from the waterfront area to Midtown Kingston via the Kingston Point Rail Trail
    • Provide more traffic and access to the Trolley Museum
    • Create connections for children and families in Midtown and to the Rondout Creek, Hudson River, and city parks on the waterfront
    • Promote healthier families and stronger communities by improving quality of life
    Funder(s) & Amounts OPRHP - Heritage Area Systems Program (2016 NYS CFAs); OPRHP/ FHWA - Recreational Trails Program $250,000 
    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Jack Schoonmaker 
    Project Manager

    [email protected]

    Project Status (Updated April 2023)

    The City’s Consultants have completed the Conceptual Plan and Preliminary Designs to continue the trail from the end of Phase 1 at Garraghan Drive to the Trolley Museum Trail Head. While the City seeks additional funding to construct that plan a viable alternative to connect Phase 1 to the Waterfront at Rondout Landing is being pursued. The plan has been identified and approvals from the necessary regulatory agencies are being sought.

    Project Links Kingston Point Rail Trail Feasibility Study
    Kingston Greenline Conceptual Plan
    Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2 Conceptual Site Plan