Group Tours

Guided group tours of the museum are $6/person, with a minimum of 10 people.

Tours can be tailored to focus on various historical subjects such as transportation, local industry, leisure and travel, and Rondout waterfront history. Groups may also tour the new Kingston Home Port and Education Center (2013) which includes hands-on activities and exhibits about the science of sailing, simple machines, and the history of boat building on the Hudson River. A tour of this building is included in the $6/person price.

A $50 deposit is required for each booking. Your deposit will be subtracted from your final admission price on the day of your visit.

The museum gift shop has been recently remodeled and includes a wide variety of souvenirs and gifts including historical books, coffee table books, fine art, HRMM apparel, children’s toys and gifts, nautical home decor, local souvenirs, prints, and postcards.

Tour buses may drop off groups in the metered parking in front of the museum and park in the free municipal lots across the street. For cars, free parking is available in the free municipal lots across the street or metered street parking is available in front of the museum.

HRMM is conveniently located on the historic Rondout waterfront, within easy walking distance of local restaurants in a variety of price ranges. Other attractions such as The Trolley Museum of New York, the Kingston Heritage Visitor’s Center, antique shops, boutiques, and art galleries are all within walking distance from the museum.

A brick promenade follows the picturesque Rondout Creek from the museum yard upstream and passes Kingston’s T.R. Gallo Park and several marinas. Benches are conveniently located in the museum yard or along the promenade for boat-watching or simply enjoying the waterfront.

To make a reservation for your group tour, please call 845-338-0071 ext. 16 or e-mail

Due to a distinct lack of available US Coast Guard inspected, licensed, and insured passenger vessels able to dock at the lighthouse, the museum is not able to offer tours of the Rondout Lighthouse at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.