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FIRST CAPITAL OF NY

The Senate House State Historic site reflects the Dutch way of life that characterized Kingston in the 18th century. More importantly, it was the meeting place for the original New York State Senate. History was made here as colonists shaped a newly created government. Our collection of colonial-era artifacts, furniture, and portraits, shed light on domestic colonial life and times.

Our Venues

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The Senate House

This historic house was built back in 1676 and has a prominent spot in New York State's colonial history...

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The Senate House Museum

The museum was built in 1927 and houses the site's permanent collections in three galleries. Works of artist John Vanderlyn...

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The Loughran House

Victorian style house built between 1872 and 1873, now a part of the Senate House property is used for special events...

COMING EXHIBITIONS

Apr
8
Sat
10:30 am Opening of New Exhibit-Kingston’... @ Senate House State Historic Site
Opening of New Exhibit-Kingston’... @ Senate House State Historic Site
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Opening of New Exhibit-Kingston's Stockade: New Netherlands Third City @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
Come see the unveiling of this exciting exhibit complete with interactive media which explores the earliest settlement in Kingston’s history, the 17th century stockade.
11:00 am Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style @ Senate House State Historic Site
Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style @ Senate House State Historic Site
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
Demonstrations of boiling maple sap down to maple syrup, hearthside cooking, making jackwax candy, whittling spiles, hewing a log into a trough, and making wooden buckets. Music by Mark Rust, who plays a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar and the spoons.
Apr
19
Wed
10:00 am Opening Day! @ Senate House State Historic Site
Opening Day! @ Senate House State Historic Site
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Day! @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
The site opens for the 2017 season. Guided tours by costumed interpreters. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, 12 and under are free.

UPCOMING EVENT

  • 18th Century Medicine

    Led by a staff educator, students will explore the contents of a "colonial medical chest" and learn some of the ways that 18th century understanding of the body and medical treatment... Program time: 1 to 1.5 hours Most appropriate for grates 2 through 6

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