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We had a Half hour to kill

What a surprise to find this little gem while we waited for friends to arrive! There are so many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet S
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Vernon, New Jersey
A wonderful museum to learn about the role of the Hudson River in the growth of the Northeast US.

We enjoyed the displays and the wonderful model boats. The staff were well educated and friendly... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprise to find this little gem while we waited for friends to arrive! There are so many great things to see and learn about in the museum. Take the time, open the door, go in and find yourself back in history. You can even touch some things! We enjoyed it

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

We enjoyed the displays and the wonderful model boats. The staff were well educated and friendly. A great place to stop by before taking a cruise on the Hudson.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The rooms were more than expected. Colorful and plenty of dioramas and boats. Much better than anticipated.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Worth a trip just to see the model boats.
Outside area calm and serene with water tours available as well as light house tours.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Great museum to understand the history of the Hudson River and associated water travel in connecting canals from 1600's to 1900's.

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

If you are into history beyond what they give you in high school and college, places like this are a gift from heaven. They talk about the Erie Canal in school, but little is mentioned of the other two canals, one still in use that were opened within two years or the Erie. The Champlain canal is still in use, and the D&H canal was instrumental in the building of NYC into the metropolis it is today. That exhibit goes until November I think.

If you are a local and don’t stop in just once, your missing a rich history lesson that will leave appreciating where we live so much more. If you are from out of town, welcome to the Hudson Valley. If you are lucky you may get a view of the clearwater. This weekend a pirate ship ( for real) is docked outside. While you are here take a trip on the Rip Van Winkle for a few hours. I bought a family membership which gets you a discount on programs and classes at the boat building school.

See you there.

1  Thank Charles A
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Get a glimpse back at what life in the Hudson Valley was like. Interesting collection of artifacts. For adults and children alike.

Thank dengaro
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Interesting museum with in depth history of the area waterfront and trade, etc up and down the Hudson. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Our cruise boat docks next to the Hudson river Maritime Museum, and they offer free admission when we show our name tag. There are many interesting exhibits inside, and there are books and other historical items you can purchase. If you are visiting Kingston, it's worth spending some time in here and learn more about the area.

1  Thank StuartGustafson
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Nice museum! So much fascinating history of the Hudson & surrounding area.. Nicely done. Movies, artifacts, nice atmosphere!

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