The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 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.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    COMPLETE - #2 Kingston Point Rail Trail - Trolley Section, The Causeway

    View of River from the Kingston Point Rail Trail, Trolley Section

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Improve access for pedestrians to Rotary Park and Kingston Point Park.
    • Installation of stone and stone dust to the surface of the trail as space allows along the causeway from East Strand Street to Rotary Park.
    Project Manager's Contact Information Kristen Wilson
    Former Director of Grants Management
    Project Status (Updated September 2019) Project Complete. Maintenance planning is under way as part of development of the Kingston Greenline Management Plan.  This section of the trail is challenged by active shoreline erosion along the causeway.  Shoreline stabilization possibilities are being considered as part of the Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access Project.  More details regarding the alternatives for stabilization will be available at a public event at the end of October 2019.   
    Project Links Kingston Greenline Projects