Walking tour visits Rondout district
The walking tour of the Rondout National Historic District, offered by Friends of Historic Kingston, departs Saturday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m., from the Kingston Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston.
The one-hour tour focuses on the rise of Rondout in the 19th century as a thriving maritime village when the village was the terminus for the Delaware and Hudson Canal, a key junction for coal being shipped from Northeast Pennsylvania and bluestone being quarried from the nearby Catskill Mountains. By the time the canal closed in 1899, it had acquired buildings in all 19th-century architectural styles. It includes the rich legacy of commercial buildings, cast-iron storefronts, homes and churches built by the nationalities who emigrated to Rondout.
The tour fee is $10 per adult and $5 for children younger than 16. Some uphill walking is involved.
A tour of the 1658 Stockade National Historic District will be held Sept. 2, at 1 p.m., departing from the Friends of Historic Kingston Museum.
Group tours on other dates can be arranged by request. For information, call 845-339-0720, or visit http://www.fohk.org/.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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