Kingston's Crossroads of History

The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston, NY is an historic treasure dating back to 
before the Revolutionary War period. Built in 1676, the house became a key location in 
New York State’s history as it became the seat of New York’s new government. 

These videos offer a step-back-in-time as History Speaks to us with a view of colonial American life 
as America forged a new nation.

The DAR House, c.1695, is the subject of this Kingston's Crossroads of History series presentation, 
by historian Nancy Chando, Wiltwyck Chapter DAR member. 

The DAR House is #75001231 on the Stockade Historic District National Register.  



Upcoming Events

Apr
8
Sat
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.
May
13
Sat
11:00 am Preparing for a New Year @ Senate House State Historic Site
Preparing for a New Year @ Senate House State Historic Site
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Preparing for a New Year @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
Please join us while we plant our 18th century inspired vegetable and herb garden!  There will be demonstrations of sheep sheering, spinning and beekeeping. Children can enjoy an 18th century style magic show with “Levram: the Colonial Conjurer,” as well as learn how to make kites and play with 18th century toys and games.

Friends of the Senate House added an event.

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.
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Opening of New Exhibit: Kingston Stockade

April 8, 2017, 10:30am

Senate House State Historic Site

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.

Opening of New Exhibit: Kingston Stockade

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