The Hudson River Maritime Museum open for the season, 11 am to 5 pm daily. Visit www.hrmm.org for news, events, and more info.
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 and important pieces of Hudson River vessels that have long since disappeared), and a variety of ship models. Our collection of small craft includes a 100 year old shad boat, a life boat from the steamboat Mary Powell, a lighthouse tender, and several ice yachts.
A library is available for use by researchers.
During the warmer months, visiting vessels such as the sloop Clearwater, historic vessels, and classic wooden boats may be seen at the Museum's bulkhead. In winter, U.S. Coast Guard vessels regularly tie up at our dock to provide a bit of shore-leave fro their crews.
School programs, unique within New York State, host over 2,000 school children a year.
Exhibitions, a lecture series, children's workshops, waterfront programs and festivals, and boat rides to the Rondout Lighthouse create a greater awareness of the heritage of the Hudson River and attracts over 20,000 visitors annually.