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Hudson River Maritime Museum

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Address: 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone Number: +1 845-338-0071
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Description: Opening Weekend MAY 2. See our new interactive exhibit, "Lighthouses of...
Opening Weekend MAY 2. See our new interactive exhibit, "Lighthouses of the Hudson River." Museum open 11 am to 5 pm. Boat Building-The Hudson River Maritime Museum has purchased 86 Rondout Landing. The building will be remodeled to house the Riverport Wooden Boat Building School, as well as education facilities for the museum. DOCKING-Dock and visit the historic Rondout waterfront, where history meets hospitality. Located just before the bridges over the Rondout Creek, we have no height limit and deep draft, 14-18 feet. We have electric hook-up: 120 volt AC as well as 30 and 50 amp service. Electric and water hook-ups are included in dock pricing. Events this year- River Day, Antique and classic boats, Maritime Cup Regatta and more...check the website for dates!The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only museum in New York State exclusively preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and the industries that developed around it.Company Overview .The collection is comprised of paintings, prints, photographs and ephemera, vessel blueprints and important pieces of Hudson River vessels that have long since disappeared), and a variety.
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Neat little museum for history and boating enthusiasts

FUn little museum with cool exhibits on the old history of Kingston's maritime past, lots of boat models and pictures. Home to the Kingston Sailing Club (racing sailboats) as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Red Hook, New York
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Red Hook, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

FUn little museum with cool exhibits on the old history of Kingston's maritime past, lots of boat models and pictures. Home to the Kingston Sailing Club (racing sailboats) as well as host to a number of events throughout the year.

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HRMM, Guest Relations Manager at Hudson River Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review!! We look forward to seeing you this season at the museum and at the new Rondout Riverport Wooden Boatbuilding School at 86 Roundout Landing... next door to the museum. More 

Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We enjoyed visiting and got a good overview of history on the Hudson River. Some nice artifacts and displays featuring various aspects of commerce and natural history .

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Hurley, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

well laid out and clearly documented; lots to learn about the role of this particular port in the earlier centuries of US history

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Clifton Park, New York
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80 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We came here on a weekend. I did not see any price sheet on the outside. The young lady said, "That will be $12.00. Others mentioned $3.50. That did not happen. When we left, my wife noticed a small sign that said, "Seniors - $5.00." So I screwed up. She could have asked. Anyway, the bulk of the exhibits are... More 

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HRMM, Public Relations Manager at Hudson River Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Please Return in the spring as our guest! Our Opening Weekend wil be MAY 2. See our new interactive exhibit, "Lighthouses of the Hudson River." As a small museum we do have our limitations but we are Celebrating Our 35th Year of Anchoring the Community in 2015. We have a small staff and depend on our many volunteers. On Friday,... More 

Pittsford, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I didn't expect much for $3.50 but was very pleasantly surprised. A small little gem on the inlet of the Hudson with great information about the river, barges, fishing, and life on the Hudson in general. We spent about an hour here which surprised me as I didn't think I would enjoy it (the museum was my wife's idea). If... More 

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Saugerties, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was a lovely museum for those interested in the early development of boats and the Hudson River. I wish it were a little larger.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

we came to the waterfront here to get our boat for the Hudson River sightseeing cruise, and found this interesting museum! It has a lot of info and the staff are very friendly. As mentioned before, it was so interesting to see how they cut ice in years gone by, when the river froze over. There were old wooden boats,... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From the outside this museum looks small but once you are inside and walk through all the rooms it is quite large. A lot of information on the Hudson river. Has information and boats that were used for ice racing.

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Port Ewen, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the only museum in New York Sate dedicated to preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River. This museum seems small from the outside, but the interior will surprise you. There are full size boats and other artifacts, an art gallery, and a lovely gift shop, One gallery covers the history dating from Henry Hudson and the Half... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We enjoyed the museum more than we expected, and learned some things about the Hudson River we didn't know. It was interesting to see how the river was used for industry and recreation, especially during the winter when the river is nothing but ice!

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