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Kingston-Rondout Lighthouse

MID HUDSON
 
Kingston-Rondout Lighthouse
1 Broadway  Kingston, NY 12401 
Hours: 
Public Tours: 2006 Season Weekends from Memorial Day to Labor
Day: Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays
Departures: 1:15pm & 3:00pm Includes boat cruise and lighthouse tour. Time length @ 1.5 hours. 
Kingston-Rondout Lighthouse Cost:
$15/Adult $12/children under 13
Discount: $3 off with same day admission ticket to the Maritime or Trolley Museums 
Notes: E-mail: info@KingstonLighthouse.com
Phone: 845-336-8145

              

Historical Description:                                                                            

This lighthouse was built at the same location as two previous lighthouses which were unfortunately torn down in 1837 and 1867. The current lighthouse was operational in 1915 and became fully automated in 1954. 

              

The Site:                                                                                                  

"The current structure known as the Kingston-Rondout Lighthouse is a two story brick building with a tower which was completed in 1915. The lighthouse is now part of the Kingston Maritime Museum."

               Directions:      

From the NYS Thruway I-87:

exit 19 Kingston (mile marker 90). (90 miles north of NYC, 50 miles south of Albany NY) At the traffic circle - turn onto I-587 Chandler Drive. Proceed straight about 1 mile to traffic light. Stay in the Right Hand lane - go straight through the light and merge onto Broadway. Follow Broadway all the way to the end (passing UPAC, Kingston High School, Kingston Hospital, Stewarts, St. Mary’s Church) Parking available in public lots at the bottom of Broadway.

From the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge (Red Hook/Rhinebeck):

Follow signs for Kingston - Rt 32N At Rt 9W (Frank Koenig Blvd) turn left and head south. At 2nd light at the bottom of the hill, turn right onto Garraghan Drive At the first light turn left onto lower Broadway (the Strand). Parking available in public lots at the bottom of Broadway.

From the Mid-Hudson Bridge: (Poughkeepsie/Highland) Take Rt 9W North toward Kingston. (about 14 miles) As you enter Kingston Rt 9W becomes Frank Koenig Blvd. After crossing the Rondout Creek on the 9W Bridge At 1st light at the bottom of the hill, turn left onto Garraghan Drive At the first light turn left onto lower Broadway (the Strand). Parking available in public lots at the bottom of Broadway. 

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