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Address: 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone Number: +1 845-338-0071
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Description: "Lighthouses of the Hudson River." Museum open 11 am to 5 pm. Riverport...
"Lighthouses of the Hudson River." Museum open 11 am to 5 pm. Riverport Wooden Boat Building School The Hudson River Maritime Museum is excited to establish the Riverport Wooden Boat Building School. Jim Kricker, master woodworker of Rondout Woodworking, will be the program director. The sloop Clearwater will be arriving in mid-October for the third phase of a complete restoration that will last into the spring. The youth program and boat shop efforts will happen in concert with each other. This is a unique opportunity for the youth program to experience traditional wooden boat restoration on a tall ship while acquiring the skills to build their own boat. For 2016, the museum plans to expand the curriculum to include both youth and adult boat building programs. If you are interested in receiving periodic updates on our progress and classes with the boat school, please sign up for our mailing list below! 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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Very interesting exhibit. You really geta feeling of what the Hudson was like when it was a major transportation way. They are now setting up a school of boatbuilding and this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Cherry Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice little museum with stories and pictures of maritime life in the Hudson region over the years. Located right off the river as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A very straightforward small museum, containing interesting information mostly about the commercial history of the Hudson (ice, fishing, shipping, barges and tugs). Not a prime destination, but a solid secondary one.

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Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting exhibit. You really geta feeling of what the Hudson was like when it was a major transportation way. They are now setting up a school of boatbuilding and this week will have an Antique boat show. On top of that, they are the home of the Clearwater and a water taxi is run from their docks to and... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This museum does an excellent job of interpreting the history of the Hudson River and the river's impact on the economic development of not only New York but the entire nation. It is well worth a visit for those interested in general history but also the specialist in economic development and riverine commerce in particular.

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A very nice museum with well-planned exhibits highlighting the history of the Hudson River. The museum itself is relatively small but they pack in a fair amount of exhibits that chronicle the River's industrial and ecological history as well as general maritime history. It's location right on the Hudson makes it a perfect stop while exploring Kingston.

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warwick ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There's really not much to see but the whole area is great. Kingston has taken over what used to be Rosita's restaurant and are planning to expand the Maritime Museum. There is also a trolley museum. Be sure to stop a the visitor center for info and brochures. And, if you like, take a boat cruise of the Rondout and... More 

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

The HRMM is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the maritime heritiage of the Hudson River. We are open 7 days a week from May through November. The museum provides a continuous stream of events, lectures, education programs and waterfront access to the community and to those visiting this revitalized downtown district. By serving as a cultural destination Riverport,... More 

Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Maritime Museum offers an interesting and informative view of the history of boats and history of boating on the Hudson and the Rondout area. Parking can be a problem, especially on weekends.

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

Thank you for visiting! Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the museum. Though there may not be parking adjacent to HRMM if it is busy weekend on the Rondout waterfront there are a number of public lots in walking distance that are regularly available to visitors. Come see the progress on the Riverport Boat Building School next door....raised the shed... More 

Barnesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited while looking at lighthouses along the Hudson River. This was a very informative museum. The staff was helpful. The grounds well kept. I was impressed by the dugout canoe on display - different than I imagined. Very enjoyable and well worth the time.

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Red Hook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
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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