The mid-Hudson and Capital District regions in NYS are now in Phase IV reopening and some sites are reopening with limited hours and tours. Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about the events listed on our event calendars and to inquire about hours.
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area does not own or operate any of the sites listed below. They are owned and managed by the organizations listed in the site descriptions. Please call ahead for special accommodation needs or with any questions about their sites.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Located along the waterfront in Kingston's historic Rondout Waterfront District, the Hudson Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, communities and industries with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Collected artifacts include paintings, prints, photographs, ship models, memorabilia, ephemera, ice yachts, and a 100+ year old shad fishing boat. Visitors can view exhibits on the steamboat Mary Powell, ferries, Hudson River Day Line, tugboats, ice boats, river industries and ecology, and lighthouses. The museum also features annually changing exhibits. The 1898 steam tug Mathilda provides an outdoor steam power exhibit; the Steamboat Play Area encourages children to role-play.The museum's Wooden Boat School features woodworking and boat building classes and the new Sailing and Rowing School has classes for both teens and adults.
Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Restrooms