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

    Kingston News

    5/27/2017 - Shuttle returns to City of Kingston for Saturdays throughout the summer

    May 26, 2017

    Summer shuttle services to begin in Kingston on Saturday, June 3rd

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the return of Saturday shuttle services in the City of Kingston this summer, beginning on Saturday, June 3rd.

    “Our pilot shuttle service last summer attracted significant interest among residents, business owners and visitors in our City,” said Mayor Noble. “The feedback we received helped to refine our operations, enabling us to focus on building a convenient, accessible and enjoyable shuttle service to operate on Saturdays throughout the summer.”

    The shuttle will operate Saturdays from Noon to 9:00pm and will run on a continuous loop with no service breaks. The first Uptown location, in front of the North Front St. municipal lots, will have pickups at the top of each hour. The first Downtown location, in front of the Heritage Area Visitors Center, will have pickups on the half hour. Riders can pick up the shuttle at any of the locations listed on the shuttle schedule or they can flag the shuttle along the route. The shuttle will not deviate from the fixed route in order to maintain a consistent schedule. The cost of the service is $2.00 for the entire day.

    “While Kingston isn’t a large city by any definition, our community can sometimes feel fragmented and disconnected. I believe this service is a step towards breaking down these barriers and offering an affordable opportunity for individuals and families to experience each of our unique business districts. I encourage all who live, work and visit here to leave their cars, hop on the shuttle, and explore our beautiful city this summer.”

    Riders interested in providing feedback about the shuttle services, including remarks on service times, pick up locations, and general suggestions can e-mail their comments to

    Find the shuttle schedule here.