Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Maritime Museum HRMM is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related industries.
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The present property was purchased in 1982, and the Museum's 385 feet of bulkhead on Rondout Creek was partly rebuilt in 1992. The Museum's permanent collection related to Hudson River transportation, industry, and commerce, has grown through generous donations. The collection is comprised of paintings, prints, photographs and ephemera, vessel blueprints, artifacts (such as ice-harvesting tools

The present property was purchased in 1982, and the Museum's 385 feet of bulkhead on Rondout Creek was partly rebuilt in 1992. The Museum's permanent collection related to Hudson River transportation, industry, and commerce, has grown through generous donations. The collection is comprised of paintings, prints, photographs and ephemera, vessel blueprints, artifacts (such as ice-harvesting tools

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Our event Live Music Cruise: Nick Panken is postponed! A limited # of tickets are available for this special event, now ...
06/29/2021

Our event Live Music Cruise: Nick Panken is postponed! A limited # of tickets are available for this special event, now happening Thursday, August 12.

Join us for an evening aboard Solaris with musical guest Nick Panken, a resident of Kingston who has travelled across the country singing with his band Spirit Family Reunion for the better part of the past decade. His recent solo work portrays his compositions along with other songs of inspiration in a wistful manner, with guitar and occasional harmonica. Find Nick on Instagram at @ppaannkkeenn and get tickets at www.solarboattours.org.

Our event Live Music Cruise: Nick Panken is postponed! A limited # of tickets are available for this special event, now happening Thursday, August 12.

Join us for an evening aboard Solaris with musical guest Nick Panken, a resident of Kingston who has travelled across the country singing with his band Spirit Family Reunion for the better part of the past decade. His recent solo work portrays his compositions along with other songs of inspiration in a wistful manner, with guitar and occasional harmonica. Find Nick on Instagram at @ppaannkkeenn and get tickets at www.solarboattours.org.

Media Monday: Naming Storm KingLike last week, this week's Media Monday features another RiverWise Project film, this ti...
06/28/2021

Media Monday: Naming Storm King

Like last week, this week's Media Monday features another RiverWise Project film, this time interviewing Hudson River Estuary Coordinator Fran Dunwell of the DEC about how Storm King Mountain got its name. Watch below for the full story!

https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/media-monday-naming-storm-king

#maritimehistory #maritimemuseum #hudsonriver #stormking #riverwise #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum

Media Monday: Naming Storm King

Like last week, this week's Media Monday features another RiverWise Project film, this time interviewing Hudson River Estuary Coordinator Fran Dunwell of the DEC about how Storm King Mountain got its name. Watch below for the full story!

https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/media-monday-naming-storm-king

#maritimehistory #maritimemuseum #hudsonriver #stormking #riverwise #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum

We're excited to welcome Kalmar Nyckel back to the Kingston waterfront! ☀⛵️Sailing adventures and deck tours are availab...
06/26/2021

We're excited to welcome Kalmar Nyckel back to the Kingston waterfront! ☀⛵️

Sailing adventures and deck tours are available for all ages on this magnificent square-rigged ship. Read more: www.hrmm.org/news/tall-ship-kalmar-nyckel-returns-to-kingston-august-21-28

We're excited to welcome Kalmar Nyckel back to the Kingston waterfront! ☀⛵️

Sailing adventures and deck tours are available for all ages on this magnificent square-rigged ship. Read more: www.hrmm.org/news/tall-ship-kalmar-nyckel-returns-to-kingston-august-21-28

Congratulations to Class of 2021 graduates! We know you'll do great things with your education. 🌟✨All graduates receive ...
06/25/2021

Congratulations to Class of 2021 graduates! We know you'll do great things with your education. 🌟✨

All graduates receive free admission to the museum this weekend. Present your diploma or certificate on Saturday and Sunday and come check out the exhibits. We're open 11am-5pm.

Congratulations to Class of 2021 graduates! We know you'll do great things with your education. 🌟✨

All graduates receive free admission to the museum this weekend. Present your diploma or certificate on Saturday and Sunday and come check out the exhibits. We're open 11am-5pm.

Today's blog post "Passages From The Diary Of A Transatlantic Traveller" was originally published as part of a series in...
06/25/2021

Today's blog post "Passages From The Diary Of A Transatlantic Traveller" was originally published as part of a series in The Leicester Chronicle (Leicester, England) on February 9, 1839. In this installment, our visiting Englishman is not particularly happy to be traveling aboard a packet boat on the Erie Canal.

To read the full article, follow the link in bio, or visit: https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/passages-from-the-dairy-of-a-transatlantic-traveler-1839

April 24th. -- Sailed up the North River to Albany, passed West Point and the Highlands -- the day was raw and wet, and the mountain heights were wrapt in clouds, so that I viewed the scenery to a very great disadvantage. Took the railroad to Utica, and the canal-boat from thence to Buffalo; this was a long and tedious sail, but though I feared it would be disagreeable, I preferred it to riding in coaches, over bad roads, to the grievous prejudice of my bones. These packet boats go five miles and hour, and carry thirty, forty, or fifty passengers at a time. The ladies have a part of the cabin appropriated to themselves, which they can separate by merely drawing a curtain across if they choose. They have a further forward cabin for the night. I was struck with the singularity and ingenuity of our arrangements. About nine o'clock the steward rings a bell, when all the men turn out on deck; the sailors then sling up thirty or forty berths, to small hooks in the sides and roofs, and in an incredibly short time the whole cabin is converted into a sleeping apartment, and you are at liberty to turn in.

Follow the link to keep reading!

Image caption: Photo of bunk beds, Erie Canal boat, by Sgerbic, Wikimedia Commons.

#eriecanal #eriecanalhistory #canalhistory #19thcentury #travelogue #maritimemuseum #historicnewspaper #packetboat #1830s

Today's blog post "Passages From The Diary Of A Transatlantic Traveller" was originally published as part of a series in The Leicester Chronicle (Leicester, England) on February 9, 1839. In this installment, our visiting Englishman is not particularly happy to be traveling aboard a packet boat on the Erie Canal.

To read the full article, follow the link in bio, or visit: https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/passages-from-the-dairy-of-a-transatlantic-traveler-1839

April 24th. -- Sailed up the North River to Albany, passed West Point and the Highlands -- the day was raw and wet, and the mountain heights were wrapt in clouds, so that I viewed the scenery to a very great disadvantage. Took the railroad to Utica, and the canal-boat from thence to Buffalo; this was a long and tedious sail, but though I feared it would be disagreeable, I preferred it to riding in coaches, over bad roads, to the grievous prejudice of my bones. These packet boats go five miles and hour, and carry thirty, forty, or fifty passengers at a time. The ladies have a part of the cabin appropriated to themselves, which they can separate by merely drawing a curtain across if they choose. They have a further forward cabin for the night. I was struck with the singularity and ingenuity of our arrangements. About nine o'clock the steward rings a bell, when all the men turn out on deck; the sailors then sling up thirty or forty berths, to small hooks in the sides and roofs, and in an incredibly short time the whole cabin is converted into a sleeping apartment, and you are at liberty to turn in.

Follow the link to keep reading!

Image caption: Photo of bunk beds, Erie Canal boat, by Sgerbic, Wikimedia Commons.

#eriecanal #eriecanalhistory #canalhistory #19thcentury #travelogue #maritimemuseum #historicnewspaper #packetboat #1830s

A virtual lecture is happening next week! ☀🎥Register and tune in for Virtual Lecture: History & Restoration of the Racea...
06/25/2021

A virtual lecture is happening next week! ☀🎥

Register and tune in for Virtual Lecture: History & Restoration of the Raceabout Sloop Eleanor on Wednesday, June 30 at 7pm. Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society president Chris Hoppe will cover the story of Eleanor's construction, life afloat, and restoration.

Learn more & register: https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=3297&

Then, on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11 the sloop will be at the Hudson River Maritime Museum docks. Members of the general public are invited to visit the sloop and learn more about the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society.

Learn more: https://www.hrmm.org/eleanor.html

A virtual lecture is happening next week! ☀🎥

Register and tune in for Virtual Lecture: History & Restoration of the Raceabout Sloop Eleanor on Wednesday, June 30 at 7pm. Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society president Chris Hoppe will cover the story of Eleanor's construction, life afloat, and restoration.

Learn more & register: https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=3297&

Then, on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11 the sloop will be at the Hudson River Maritime Museum docks. Members of the general public are invited to visit the sloop and learn more about the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society.

Learn more: https://www.hrmm.org/eleanor.html

Spots remain in the Introduction to Traditional Rowing class happening on Saturday! ☀️🛶 This 3-hour class begins at 1pm ...
06/24/2021

Spots remain in the Introduction to Traditional Rowing class happening on Saturday! ☀️🛶 This 3-hour class begins at 1pm and can be part of a great day trip to Kingston's historic waterfront.

The session begins with on-shore instruction covering the basics of rowing traditional boats. Topics include boat selection, boat handling, maritime rules, trip planning and safety. The class will then head down to launch into the Rondout Creek.

Learn more: www.hrmm.org/learn-to-row

Spots remain in the Introduction to Traditional Rowing class happening on Saturday! ☀️🛶 This 3-hour class begins at 1pm and can be part of a great day trip to Kingston's historic waterfront.

The session begins with on-shore instruction covering the basics of rowing traditional boats. Topics include boat selection, boat handling, maritime rules, trip planning and safety. The class will then head down to launch into the Rondout Creek.

Learn more: www.hrmm.org/learn-to-row

Another great live music cruise is on the calendar! 🎼☀ A limited # of tickets are available for Live Music Cruise: Nick ...
06/24/2021

Another great live music cruise is on the calendar! 🎼☀ A limited # of tickets are available for Live Music Cruise: Nick Panken happening next week.

Join us for an evening aboard Solaris with musical guest Nick Panken, a resident of Kingston who has travelled across the country singing with his band Spirit Family Reunion for the better part of the past decade. His recent solo work portrays his compositions along with other songs of inspiration in a wistful manner, with guitar and occasional harmonica. Find Nick on Instagram at @ppaannkkeenn and get tickets at www.solarboattours.org.

Another great live music cruise is on the calendar! 🎼☀ A limited # of tickets are available for Live Music Cruise: Nick Panken happening next week.

Join us for an evening aboard Solaris with musical guest Nick Panken, a resident of Kingston who has travelled across the country singing with his band Spirit Family Reunion for the better part of the past decade. His recent solo work portrays his compositions along with other songs of inspiration in a wistful manner, with guitar and occasional harmonica. Find Nick on Instagram at @ppaannkkeenn and get tickets at www.solarboattours.org.

Good morning from the Rondout Lighthouse! ☀⛵The museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, and seats are available on man...
06/24/2021

Good morning from the Rondout Lighthouse! ☀⛵

The museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, and seats are available on many Solaris tours happening this weekend. Find tour descriptions in our Facebook events list. Get tickets at www.solarboattours.org

THURSDAY
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 3:15pm & 4:45pm
🔸Live Music @ 6:30pm (sold out!)
🔸Indigenous Folklore @ 8:30pm (sold out!)

FRIDAY
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 2:45pm & 4:15pm
🔸Shipwreck Tour @ 5:45pm
🔸Sunset Cruise @ 7:30pm

SATURDAY
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 12:45pm (sold out!)
🔸Working Waterfront @ 2:15pm
🔸Indigenous Heritage @ 3:45pm
🔸Happy Hour @ 5:30pm
🔸North Bridge Sunset Cruise @ 7:15pm

SUNDAY
🔸Bird Watching Cruise @ 8:30am
🔸Dual Lighthouse Cruise @ 10:30am
🔸D&H Canal History @ 1pm
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 2:45pm & 4:15pm

Good morning from the Rondout Lighthouse! ☀⛵

The museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, and seats are available on many Solaris tours happening this weekend. Find tour descriptions in our Facebook events list. Get tickets at www.solarboattours.org

THURSDAY
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 3:15pm & 4:45pm
🔸Live Music @ 6:30pm (sold out!)
🔸Indigenous Folklore @ 8:30pm (sold out!)

FRIDAY
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 2:45pm & 4:15pm
🔸Shipwreck Tour @ 5:45pm
🔸Sunset Cruise @ 7:30pm

SATURDAY
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 12:45pm (sold out!)
🔸Working Waterfront @ 2:15pm
🔸Indigenous Heritage @ 3:45pm
🔸Happy Hour @ 5:30pm
🔸North Bridge Sunset Cruise @ 7:15pm

SUNDAY
🔸Bird Watching Cruise @ 8:30am
🔸Dual Lighthouse Cruise @ 10:30am
🔸D&H Canal History @ 1pm
🔸Rondout Lighthouse @ 2:45pm & 4:15pm

06/23/2021

For countless generations, Algonquian-speaking peoples relied on the Hudson River and its tributaries for their survival. Come aboard the Solaris to explore indigenous life on the Hudson River as it was five centuries ago. Depending on season, tide and weather, visitors will learn about everything from the role of the tide in gathering wetland plants and shellfish, to weather lore and bird folklore and names in the local indigenous Munsee language. Tours are guided by ethnoecologist Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley, who has studied Hudson Valley indigenous culture, language, and history for twenty years.
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06/23/2021

Our Solar boat has a roof which makes touring the river possible & pleasant when it rains or shines bright! Tickets in profile or go to www.solarboattours.org @chronogram @kingstonhappenings @upstater @hv_ny #upstateny #upstateliving #upstatenewyork #brooklyn #newburghny #beaconny #boatlife #capetownboatshow

Last week we learned about the steamboat Rip Van Winkle and learned a wonderful story about Samuel Schuyler. But what re...
06/23/2021

Last week we learned about the steamboat Rip Van Winkle and learned a wonderful story about Samuel Schuyler. But what really happened to the Rip? This newspaper article, originally published on August 23, 1872 in the Hudson Daily Star​ gives us some insights.

To read the whole article, follow the link in bio or visit:

https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/end-of-the-rip-van-winkle

Image caption: The steamboat "Rip Van Winkle" (center) sandwiched between the steamboat "Oswego" (left) and "John Marshall" (right) near the Newark Lime & Cement Company on Rondout Creek. Saulpaugh Collection, Hudson River Maritime Museum.

#steamboathistory #hudsonriver #hudsonrivervalley #kingstonny #hudsonriverhistory #maritimemuseum #maritimehistory #historicalnewspaper

Last week we learned about the steamboat Rip Van Winkle and learned a wonderful story about Samuel Schuyler. But what really happened to the Rip? This newspaper article, originally published on August 23, 1872 in the Hudson Daily Star​ gives us some insights.

To read the whole article, follow the link in bio or visit:

https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/end-of-the-rip-van-winkle

Image caption: The steamboat "Rip Van Winkle" (center) sandwiched between the steamboat "Oswego" (left) and "John Marshall" (right) near the Newark Lime & Cement Company on Rondout Creek. Saulpaugh Collection, Hudson River Maritime Museum.

#steamboathistory #hudsonriver #hudsonrivervalley #kingstonny #hudsonriverhistory #maritimemuseum #maritimehistory #historicalnewspaper

Media Monday: Finding Lenapehoking.Today's Media Monday video is one of our own! In this short documentary film, indepen...
06/21/2021

Media Monday: Finding Lenapehoking.

Today's Media Monday video is one of our own! In this short documentary film, independent researcher Harv Hilowitz outlines the history of the Lenape people in the Hudson Valley, from pre-contact to the present. This video was recorded as part of the RiverWise Project. See it here: https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/media-monday-finding-lenapehoking
#maritimehistory #maritimemuseum #hudsonriver #Lenape #Indigenous #Lenapehoking

Media Monday: Finding Lenapehoking.

Today's Media Monday video is one of our own! In this short documentary film, independent researcher Harv Hilowitz outlines the history of the Lenape people in the Hudson Valley, from pre-contact to the present. This video was recorded as part of the RiverWise Project. See it here: https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/media-monday-finding-lenapehoking
#maritimehistory #maritimemuseum #hudsonriver #Lenape #Indigenous #Lenapehoking

Our live music cruises have been selling out--but there's a new one on the agenda for Thursday at 6:30pm. ☀🎼 Tickets are...
06/21/2021

Our live music cruises have been selling out--but there's a new one on the agenda for Thursday at 6:30pm. ☀🎼 Tickets are available for Live Music Cruise: Morgan O'Kane & Phillip Roebuck at www.solarboattours.org

Join us for an evening aboard Solaris with live music from two Virginia born musicians, Morgan O'Kane and Phillip Roebuck, who will share original and traditional songs from the Delta, through Appalachia and Ireland, with guitar banjo, steel guitar, viola, bones, and drum. All tickets include boat ride and general admission to the museum, open Thursday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Our live music cruises have been selling out--but there's a new one on the agenda for Thursday at 6:30pm. ☀🎼 Tickets are available for Live Music Cruise: Morgan O'Kane & Phillip Roebuck at www.solarboattours.org

Join us for an evening aboard Solaris with live music from two Virginia born musicians, Morgan O'Kane and Phillip Roebuck, who will share original and traditional songs from the Delta, through Appalachia and Ireland, with guitar banjo, steel guitar, viola, bones, and drum. All tickets include boat ride and general admission to the museum, open Thursday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Looking for a last-minute gift for Dad? Bring him to the Hudson River Maritime Museum today and treat him to a book or t...
06/20/2021

Looking for a last-minute gift for Dad? Bring him to the Hudson River Maritime Museum today and treat him to a book or two! Dads get in free, plus we just restocked our museum store with brand new local history books and we have a huge selection of used and out-of-print maritime history books. All proceeds benefit the museum. Museum open 11 am to 5 pm Thursday-Sunday.

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50 Rondout Lndg
Kingston, NY
12401

General information

The Exhibit Hall Combining photographs, artifacts, and text, the annual exhibit transports Museum visitors back into the history of the Hudson River. Each year the Museum chooses a different topic in the history of the Hudson River on which to focus. From sunken ships and abandoned boats, to brick yards, ice harvesting, steamboats or recreation, there is always an interesting and unique exhibit on display. The East Gallery Formerly a working boat shop, the space is perfect for display of many larger artifacts, such as ice yachts, shad boats and other small boats, a steam hoisting engine, and various boat models and exhibits. With a rich and varied maritime heritage, the Hudson River was home to diverse vessels, and in the East Gallery we have the opportunity to display a few more of them.

Opening Hours

Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(845) 338-0071

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It was a treat to see #solaris of our stern last night as we watched the sunset on the beautiful #hudsonriver
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Sunset as seen from Norrie Point Marina on a summer evening. There are so many picturesque locations to be found along the Hudson River.
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Kingston waterfront, a place of history & beauty
The beauty that awaits us along the Hudson River, not far from the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Roundout lighthouse, summer sunset, 2020.
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