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]

    Kingston News

    3/5/2020 - 2020 Kingston Visitor’s Guide Seeks Community Photos


    March 5, 2020

    2020 Kingston Visitor’s Guide Seeks Community Photos 


    KINGSTON, NY –Mayor Steve Noble is putting out an open call for photographs to be used in the 2020 Kingston Visitor’s Guide, which will be published by ColorPage in May. Photos should highlight the unique attractions that make Kingston a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit. The theme of the 2020 Kingston Visitor’s Guide will be the thriving local arts and culture scene: A City of Creativity. Photos that reflect Kingston’s myriad artists, makers, artisans, and artistic community, as well as of special events, distinctive architecture, natural landscapes, and other local attractions will be used to illustrate the 2020 guide.  

    “The Kingston Visitors Guide showcases what makes our City so special, and who better to reflect our community than the people of Kingston themselves,” said Mayor Noble. “We get requests from all over the world for the Kingston Visitor’s Guide, but it is also beloved by locals who refer to the book throughout the year. The guide serves as a primer for our community and a year-long calendar for important events and community happenings.”

    The City is collecting photographs via an online submission form. All photos should be saved with the photographer’s credit in the file name so photos can be properly credited (for example, “Photocredit:John Doe.jpg”). 

    Photos to be considered for the 2020 Kingston Visitors Guide must be submitted by Friday, March 20, 2020 and will only be accepted via this link: 

    The 2020 Kingston Visitor’s Guide will have a print run of 10,000 and will be distributed across New York State. Last year’s guide and an interactive map can be found at