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 Esopus Historic Sites for Kids

12429, History of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, Esopus, NY, lighthouse, light tower, National Register of Historic Places, museum, photos, history, restoration photos, Things To Do at The Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, Historic Site, Tour the Lighthouse | Ulster Esopus Meadows Lighthouse

845-331-1478 
  History of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse
The Esopus Meadows Lighthouse is located in Esopus, NY 12429 in Ulster County. The lighthouse, fondly nicknamed "The Maid of the Meadows", was completed in 1871. It replaced an earlier structure built in 1839 on land ceded to the United States Government from the state of New York. The lighthouse was needed on the Hudson River to warn mariners of the mud flats known as the Esopus Meadows located off the western shore of the river. Esopus Meadows Lighthouse | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 High Falls Historic Sites for Kids

12440, Delaware & Hudson Canal Historical Society & Museum, High Falls NY, Ulster County in the Hudson Valley, museum, Five Locks Walk, National Historic Landmark, history of the canal, life on a canal boat, Brief History, New York’s Ulster County | Ulster D&H Canal Historical Society & Museum

845-687-9311 
  The D&H (Delaware & Hudson) Canal Historical Society & Museum is located at Mohonk Road, High Falls NY 12440, Ulster County in the Hudson Valley.

Established in 1966, the mission of the D&H Canal Historical Society is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the unique history of the Delaware & Hudson Canal, particularly in Ulster County. As part of fulfilling its mission, the Society operates a museum and maintains the Five Locks Walk, a National Historic Landmark. D&H Canal Historical Society & Museum | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 Highland Historic Sites for Kids

12601State Historic Park, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, nationwide railway network, new state park, Hudson River, history, maps, activities, Poughkeepsie NY Dutchess County, Highland NY Ulster County | Ulster Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park - Ulster

845-834-2867 
  "On October 3, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson opened the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,678 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world." Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park - Ulster | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 Kingston Historic Sites for Kids

D & H Canal Heritage Corridor

845-647-5292 
  D&H Canal Heritage Corridor Alliance is a a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Delaware & Hudson Canal tow paths and the Ontario & Western Railway for recreation.

History Along the D & H Heritage Corridor
"The D & H Heritage Corridor contains parts of the D & H Canal and the O & W Railroad. Both of these enterprises opened up the Rondout Valley to Commerce and Development. The D & H Canal was constructed to carry coal from Honesdale, PA to Kingston, NY for the New York City and Albany Markets. The O & W Railroad on the other hand was the improvement in transportation and bought up the Canal Company's right of way. D & H Canal Heritage Corridor | Ulster  website and more . . .

12401, National Landmark of Historic Places, Early American Dutch rubble architecture, Stockade Historic District, Kingston, NY, Dutch colonization in America, architectural highlights of Kingston's Stockade district, history of the Dutch in America | Ulster Hoffman House "Stockade Historic District"

845-338-2626 
  The Hoffman House, registered on the National Landmark of Historic Places, is an excellent example of Early American Dutch rubble architecture, featuring wide planked random width board floors, a fire place in each of the main rooms and many small multi-level rooms. The house, a Dutch Colonial style stone house built about 1679, is now a restaurant and tavern, located in the Stockade Historic District at 94 North Front Street (Corner of Green Street), Kingston, NY 12401 in Ulster County.

"An excellent example of early American-Dutch rubble construction, the Hoffman House displays several of the "prototypical" characteristics of Dutch Colonial housing. Hoffman House  "Stockade Historic District" | Ulster  website and more . . .

12401, Maritime Museum, Kingston NY, museum, historic Rondout waterfront, historical artifacts, maritime heritage of the Hudson River, Things To Do at Maritime Museum, Antique & Classic Boats Show, Guided tours, River Day, School field trips | Ulster Hudson River Maritime Museum

845-338-0071 
  The Hudson River Maritime Museum is located at 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston NY 12401 in Ulster County.

From Hudson River Maritime Museum: The museum, located on the historic Rondout waterfront, was established in 1980 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the preservation of the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission.

"The Hudson River Maritime Museum was founded in 1980 by steamboat and tugboat enthusiasts, as well as local citizens who wanted to preserve the shipping history of the Hudson River. Kingston’s role as the most important port between New York and Albany in the 19th century made it the logical place to establish a Hudson River maritime museum. Kingston/Rondout was the terminus of the Delaware & Hudson Canal which brought anthracite coal from eastern Pennsylvania from 1828 to 1898 to be transported on the Hudson River to New York City and other ports at a time when coal was the dominant fuel in use. Kingston was also an important stop for passenger steamboats bringing vacationers to the area, many of whom traveled on to the Catskills. In addition, Rondout Creek was the home of the Cornell Steamboat Company tugboat fleet, the dominant towing company on the Hudson from 1880 to the 1930s, a time when much freight was transported by boat. Hudson River Maritime Museum | Ulster  website and more . . .

lighthouse,12401, Rondout Creek, Kingston Point, Ulster County, Rondout Lighthouse, Kingston Lighthouse, history, Kingston Point Lighthouse, Interpretive Nature Trail | Ulster Rondout Lighthouse

845-331-1682 
  Rondout Creek is located at Kingston Point, Kingston, NY 12401 in Ulster County. The current Rondout Lighthouse is actually the third lighthouse built at the mouth of the Rondout Creek. The first Kingston Lighthouse was built in 1837. This wood structure became badly damaged by ice and weather and soon became unsafe for the keeper and her family. A second lighthouse of brick and stone was constructed in 1867 on the south side of the creek. This second light was abandoned in 1915 when the present dikes were constructed at the Creek's entrance. Demolished in 1954 when its roof collapsed, the second lighthouse's stone footings are still visible today. Rondout Lighthouse | Ulster  website and more . . .

Senate House "State Historic Site"

845-338-2786 
  Senate House State Historic Site is located at 296 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401 in Ulster County in the Hudson River Valley. Amidst the turmoil of a British military invasion in the fall of 1777, the elected representatives of rebellious New Yorkers met in Kingston to form a new state government. While convened in Kingston in September and October, New York's first Senate met in the simple stone house of merchant Abraham Van Gaasbeek. Senate House  "State Historic Site" | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 Milton Historic Sites for Kids

12547, Orchards, Milton, NY, Pick Your Own fruit business, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, pumpkins in season, History, Attractions and Kids' Event Days, U-Pick, Apple Picking, Cherries, Pumpkins | Ulster Prospect Hill Orchards "Pick-Your-Own"

845-795-2383 
  Prospect Hill Orchards, an IPM (low spray management program) U-Pick orchard, offering pick-your-own apples, berries and fruits, is located at 40 Clarke's Lane, Milton, NY 12547, Ulster County in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From Prospect Hill Orchard: "Prospect Hill Orchards has been in the Pick Your Own fruit business for over 20 years. A family owned and operated farm, we offer cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears and pumpkins in season. We are open for pick your own on weekends only. Hayrides are offered sometimes during cherry and peach season depending on the location of the fruit. During apple harvest, hayrides are always available." Prospect Hill Orchards  "Pick-Your-Own" | Ulster  website and more . . .
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 New Paltz Historic Sites for Kids

12561, Story of Huguenot Street, Historic Huguenot Street, Huguenot refugees, Wallkill River in the Hudson Valley, Esopus Indians, National Historic Landmark district, Historic Landmark, years of history, American history,  Huguenot Historical Society | Ulster Huguenot Street "National Historic Landmark"

845 255-1660 
  Historic Huguenot Street is located in New Paltz, New York in Ulster County. Set in the picturesque Hudson Valley, New Paltz is at the heart of a region rich in history, art and recreational activities. Whether you live in the area, are planning a day trip, or a vacation to New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street is a place to experience a unique American story.

The Story of Huguenot Street

Click to enlarge photo of Huguenot Village Library in New Paltz, Ulster County.

Click to enlarge photo of Huguenot Village Library "The Schoonmker Library at Historic Huguenot Street is named for the Schoonmaker family, one of the earliest Dutch families in what is now New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. The Schoonmaker family has long ties to the Huguenot founders of New Paltz." Source: www.huguenotstreet.org/research-library
Huguenot Street  "National Historic Landmark" | Ulster  photos, website and more . . .
 All Saugerties ListingsUlster

 Saugerties Historic Sites for Kids

Saugerties, NY, 12477, lighthouse, Bed & Breakfast, Saugerties Lighthouse, Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, Coast Guard, light tower, Fresnel lens, History, photos | Ulster Saugerties Lighthouse with Bed & Breakfast

845-247-0656 
  The Saugerties Lighthouse is located at 168 Lighthouse Drive, Saugerties, NY 12477. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy was formed in 1985. The Coast Guard, the original owners of the lighthouse, relinquished jurisdiction, and the property reverted back to New York State. The Conservancy then bought the deteriorated remains of the lighthouse for one dollar. Efforts to stabilize the building began shortly thereafter while local architect Alex Wade completed plans for the reconstruction. A wooden barge was built to haul construction materials including tons of masonry materials. . . More than 10,000 new bricks were required to replace bricks that had crumbled. The entire masonry structure, including the massive stone base, has been reconstructed. Saugerties Lighthouse with Bed & Breakfast | Ulster  website and more . . .

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Historic Sites for Kids | Greene Greene County
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