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Hudson River Maritime Museum

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Fiona wrote a review Oct 27
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Went for the sunset cruise on the Solaris for my birthday. Definitely reccomend, the boat is really neat and the crew was awesome.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Justin W wrote a review Sep 2020
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey2,094 contributions474 helpful votes
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is one of those underrated museums that you come across that is packed with interesting information, interesting exhibitions and engaging displays. If you are interested in the history of the maritime exploration, the history of the canal systems and the growth of the manufacturing industry of the Hudson River Valley, this museum has all the answers and in a interactive way. The displays are very interesting and there is a lot of reading to do (not very Gen Z). They explain not just the shipping industry but the whole history from when the Indians traded with the Dutch up to the changes in the towns with modern day gentrification and the growth of 'cottage' artist communities. It is a very underrated museum that you should visit when you are at the Kingston Roundout or visiting the Kingston area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Diane C wrote a review Sep 2020
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We spent yesterday afternoon at the Hudson River Maritime Museum -admission was included as part of the Fall Foliage boat tour aboard the Solaris that we had booked. The museum is a fascinating look at life along the river In bygone years right up to today’s ecological/environmental efforts in place. There are many artifacts that transpose one back in time. We then set sail on the solar powered boat for a trip down Rondout Creek where we saw several examples of the area’s insutry from tugboats in dry dock for repairs, a barge being towed out of the water on air pontoons, and an example of an old lock along the river. Captain John and crew-mate Tanya were very knowledgeable about the area and seemed happy to answer any of our questions in a fun and friendly manner. The ride was very smooth and quiet and the scenery was beautiful. There is plenty of room on the boat for social distancing and it was immaculate so no worries there.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jacqui F wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom162 contributions68 helpful votes
We visited this great museum because we read somewhere that they had a lighthouse tour and decided to sign up. If you arrive by car, there’s parking right outside, but you have to pay for it at a meter. Across the road there's some free parking. The lighthouse tour goes from a landing stage at the back of the museum. It’s worth visiting the museum restrooms before you set off, since there are no toilets en route. The trip out takes just a few minutes on a solar-powered boat. The lighthouse itself is fascinating and we were lucky enough to have an excellent docent tour guide show us around. The building has been left as it was when it was last occupied; so it's very atmospheric, if a little spidery. At the top of the building a small ladder leads up to the lantern, which now houses automated lights which are also solar-powered. The tour price ($25 for adults and $20 for kids) includes entry to the museum itself, and the exhibits give a comprehensive history of the Hudson and New York City; and Kingston’s place in the scheme of things.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from HudsonRiverMaritime, Guest Relations Manager at Hudson River Maritime Museum
Responded Jul 15, 2020
So happy you enjoyed the day! Thanks for visiting!
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Howard S wrote a review Feb 2020
Albany, New York609 contributions153 helpful votes
Nice small museum dedicated to the Hudson River where you can learn about Henry Hudson and the role the river has played in American History. And appropriately so, it is right on the waterfront. They have steam boat models and whole ice sailing boats on exhibit. When we were there, there was the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Water/Ways which explores "the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality."
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HudsonRiverMaritime, Guest Relations Manager at Hudson River Maritime Museum
Responded Jul 15, 2020
Thank you so much for visiting!
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