Home to New York’s first state capital, Ulster County offers centuries of history for you to discover. From the site where the first meeting of New York State’s Senate took place, Senate House in Kingston, to Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, you can take a trip back in time to discover all the history that was made in Ulster County.
Explore the story of 32 buildings in an audio tour of the Kingston Stockade. The oldest surviving stockade in the country also is home to First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church (aka “The Old Dutch Church”), the city’s oldest institution, established in 1659.
From the storied DuBois Fort to the uniquely modernized Freer-Low House, Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz is teeming with old Dutch architecture. This fascinating audio tour offers historical context on nine of the village’s most interesting structures.