The City of Kingston is nestled in the heart of Ulster County, New York. It is 91 miles north of New York City and 59 miles south of Albany. Kingston was New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 16, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections. Passenger rail service has since ceased, and many of the older buildings are part of three historic districts, such as the Uptown Stockade District, the Midtown Neighborhood Broadway Corridor, and the Downtown Rondout-West Strand Historic District.
For more information about visiting Kingston:
Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center / Ulster County Tourism
20 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
2018 Visitor's Guide
Driving to Kingston Visitors Center
Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center
Kingston, NY 12401
Take New York State Thruway (I87) to Exit 19.
Through toll booth to the Rotary/Circle
Take third exit off of Circle (Broadway/Chandler Drive)
Stay in right lane on Chandler Drive. At traffic light, continue straight and bear left onto Broadway
Stay on Broadway for 2.5 miles
At intersection with Burger King on the left, proceed straight. Continue on Broadway. The road will curve and lead to a traffic light.
At light take a left. Continue down hill.
The Visitor's Center at Heritage Area is the last brick building on the left side of Broadway. There is on-street parking and two public parking lots.
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Heritage Area Plan
Heritage Area Map