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Senate House State Historic Site

296 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-2786
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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kingston, ny
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

its a something to do that wont take very long and you can find out a little more about the history of Kingston and NYS. there are also picnic tables to sit down at and have something to eat underneath some trees to provide shade.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is short but very historic tour of the first capitol of the State of New York during the Revolutionary War. A nice place to take children with an interest in such things. This so but the tour can be as long as you want it to last. The building is very well maintained an is period correct.

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The roots of an American Revolution and the halls my ancestors roamed. It sent chills up my spine. Like most historic locations it was human-scaled and charming. The lovely garden. Buildings at a friendly scale made with local, natural materials that age with grace and dignity. The tour was short and interesting, perhaps a bit too short. Good for kids!

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Boston MA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The guides were very good, they knew their history. The were very informative and answered all our questions

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Kingston NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Many John Vanderlyn Hudson River School of paintings and other historic paintings for close viewing. Museum is two floors with many artifacts important to the early founding of NY government.

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Kingston, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This site is brimming with amazing historical artifacts. A guided tour is even better! The grounds are well kept and many wedding parties come for their photo shoots. Additional tours are just around the corner from the Fred Museum to the Wiltwyck walking tour. Hey, it's so awesome several years ago Hillary Clinton got the tour.

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Kingston, New York
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Senate House is the site of the first Capital of New York State. The British burned the city of Kingston and the Capital moved to Albany NY. Great Museum and lots of historic paintings too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Definatly the place to visit if you choose to learn about history. The guides are well knowledged and enjoyable.

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Shokan, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

the tour guides were very informative and really knew what they were talking about. They have nice gardens outside and the landscaping is just wonderful. It was a lot of fun visiting here since kingston was the first capitol of NY

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