Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour in Kingston | Tours & Lectures
Join the Friends of Historic Kingston for the Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour in Kingston. This is a narrated tour of the largest intact Dutch settlement in New York State.
View a treasury of centuries-old architecture as you walk the heart of the original stockaded village of Kingston whose street plan was designed by Provincial-Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. View a large cluster of native limestone houses built by descendants of the early settlers. Visit the courthouse site where the New York State Constitution was drafted, and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor, George Clinton, in the Old Dutch Church burying ground. The tour concludes with a visit to the interior of the circa 1812 Fred J. Johnston House.
Offered on the first Saturday of the month, May through October, departing at 2 p.m. from the FHK Museum, corner of Wall and Main Streets.
Tour fee: $10 adult; $5 child under 16. Free to FHK members.