11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7 Days a Week
Administrative offices are open M-F, 10 am to 5 pm
Lighthouse Tours Begin
JUNE 10. Guided tours of the Rondout Lighthouse begin this weekend! Tours are hourly starting at noon. Tickets are available in the museum store. Learn more >>>
Hudson River Day and Hudson River Boatbuilding Challenge
JUNE 24. Join us for this FREE family-friendly festival! Featuring a boatbuilding challenge where twelve teams of 2 people have 4 hours to build 1 boat! Learn more > > >
LECTURE: Author Vernon Benjamin
JUNE 28. Vernon Benjamin will lecture and sign copies of his 2016 book The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times. 7 pm in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom, suggested donation $5.
Foundations of Woodworking: Woodworking Tools - Their Use & Care
JUNE 29. In the second class of the Foundations of Wood series, students will learn about the tools in a basic woodworking kit, including layout tools, saws, chisels, and planes. Each tool will be examined, its use and proper handling demonstrated, tool maintenance including fine tuning and sharpening, and where to find good tools. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools for examination. 2 Thursdays, June 29 & July 6, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Register now >>>
From Scratch: Scrimshaw for Beginners
JULY 18. REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 27! Learn the American maritime art of scrimshaw - from start to finish. Explore a brief history of the craft and its place in nautical history, then learn to etch a one-of-a-kind design into a bone-handled marlin spike pocket knife to take home. 3 Tuesdays starting JULY 18, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Register now >>>
Foundations of Woodworking: Basic Joinery
JULY 21. In the third course of Foundations of Woodworking, students will learn the basics of hand joinery, using hand tools to create a variety of woodworking joints. This class will provide an excellent foundation for woodworking projects at home or more advanced woodworking classes. 3 Fridays starting July 21, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Register now >>>
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Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
Become a member and receive benefits like unlimited free museum admission, discounts on classes, programs, and in the museum store, plus invitations to members-only events.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum receives no federal, state, or municipal funding except through competitive, project-based grants. Your donation helps support our mission of education and preservation.