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

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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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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188 reviews 188 reviews
58 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Pittsford, NY
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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34 helpful votes 34 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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