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Address: 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone Number: +1 845-338-0071
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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"Lighthouses of the Hudson River." Museum open 11 am to 5 pm...

"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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Small but excellent museum

I especially enjoyed the focus on tugboats because I come from a family of tugboat captains. The photos, videos and displays are very well done. There is an actual antique... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Essex, Connecticut
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Essex, Connecticut
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I especially enjoyed the focus on tugboats because I come from a family of tugboat captains. The photos, videos and displays are very well done. There is an actual antique tugboat "on the hard" just outside the museum, which is located on Rondout Creek.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I loved the ice sailing exhibit and my kids (5 & 7) liked to spin the helm. It is a small place, but also the (small) gift shop held a number of local items that were pretty cool. The woman running the place also allowed the kids to bang on the ship's bell very loudly, which they loved!

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It won't take too long to see so take an hour and stop on by. The exhibit is well laid out and helps one appreciate exactly why the river was so critical to commerce "back in the day"

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Hinesville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

liked the museum and spent a lot of time on rondout creek park watching sail boats cruise the creek and visit with family members

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Suffern, New York
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185 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My son and I loved the Hudson River Maritime Museum! A good part of the museum focused on the ferries and tugboats of the great shipbuilders, and maritime history. Currently, there's also a very interesting exhibit on the lighthouses along the Hudson River. One of the lighthouses is within viewing distance--the Rondout Lighthouse. We went on a free pass, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great news about the HRMM creating the River Port Wooden Boat Building School situated on site of the old Kingston Rhinecliff Ferry. Since the Dutch first settled the Rondout, it has been the gateway to the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mts. The history of the Rondout being the center of commerce in the Hudson Valley speaks for itself. It is... More 

1 Thank PK307
Saugerties, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Interesting little museum. Great for adults and for kids. You can go through the entire place in under an hour.

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Delanson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a wonderful source of information about the trade and navigation on the lower Hudson.

1 Thank Mark W
Cherry Hill
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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