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Hudson River Maritime Museum

50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
+1 845-338-0071
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: Events this year- River Day, Boat Show, Antique and classic boats, Maritime Cup Regatta and more...check the website for dates!The Hudson River... more » Owner description: Events this year- River Day, Boat Show, 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. « less
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Saugerties, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

the hudson river marintime museum is one of the best museums that I have ever been to, not only because of its exhibits, but also the friendly atmosphere. I have chatted for a long time with the museums' staffs, and it is really interesting to hear what they have acknowledged. Many of the gift shop staffs are volunteers, but they... More

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kingston, ny
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

located on the strand in Kingston, NY. small building where you can get a little local maritime history. They have some boats around the building to look at too. You also have the Trolley Museum nearby. There are several restaurants and little shops along the strand. Its a nice place to visit during the warmer weather.

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Warren
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Lot more on the inside than what it looks from the outside, I learned a lot about the Hudson that I didn't know. Informational displays, a particularly clever video display of taking a tugboat down the creek, some interesting artifacts.

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Kingston,NY
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A small museam devoted to changing exibits conecting the Kingston Rondout area to the rest of the world. There are seasonal festivals. The museum grounds is now the winter home of the Sloop Clearwater, areplica of the Dutch trading vessels that served the farmers, trappers and businessmen of the Hudson valley in the 18th and early 19th century.

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Kerhonkson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I found it extremely interesting and learned a lot. The teens interested in boats thought it was cool but the younger bunch were. Bored very quickly. Try to schedule ur visit during one of ther many festival's to keep the whole family intrigued.

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

“Hi Kristen L. Thank you so much for reviewing the museum. We want to let you know that our new exhibit 'All About Tugboats" for the 2014 season is going to have some very exciting hands-on interactive elements as well as Tugs to tour. We have a simulated pilot house and are updating some of our other exhibits to include... More

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