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Matthewis Persen House Museum & Cultural Heritage Center

74 John St, Kingston, NY 12401-3824
+1 845-340-3040
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Extremely Interesting - Charming and Helpful Guide

Just to see what I believe is the oldest surviving house in Kingston is a delight. It does not take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
michael a
Farnham, United Kingdom
Very interesting artifacts from when Dutch lived in Kingston

This is a great place to stop in and visit when you are in Kingston, very interesting documents and... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Linda N
New York City, New York
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
74 John St, Kingston, NY 12401-3824
+1 845-340-3040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just to see what I believe is the oldest surviving house in Kingston is a delight. It does not take a great deal of time but is well worth a visit. For the first time I was able to get an excellent impression of what...More

1  Thank michael a
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a great place to stop in and visit when you are in Kingston, very interesting documents and artifacts from the Dutch who founded Kingston

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This could be the centerpiece of the town's historical presence, but it needs some work. They have interesting artifacts in cases, including bits of pottery, kitchenware, and cannonballs. They have posterboards on easels which explain individual bits of history. And they have a helpful staffer...More

Thank Rob435808
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This house is from 1600's (though has been renovated a few times), and is an interesting little house to walk around. The original owner was a surgeon, and there are signs to read talking about life in the 1600s and what it was like for...More

2  Thank WeirdNJ
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The house is not open everyday and not all year, so check ahead. See the Ulster county website. They have a few exhibits inside that can be seen in less than a half an hour but more unique is the outside. It is located on...More

1  Thank tank1050
Reviewed 15 December 2015

one of the houses that makes the 4 corners on John Street and Crown Street the most historic in the country. have you stood on a corner where each building was built in the 1600s?

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This place is so cool. I learned a lot here as well. Things they don't go into much detail about in schools, that should be.

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Our family discovered that we are related to Matthewis Persen and arranged with Ulster County Archivist Ian Keir to visit on a weekend for a special tour. Needless to say, it was a wonderful--yet somewhat overwhelming--experience to walk the floors that our ancestors trod during...More

Thank RichPersen
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was free, fast, and SO INTERESTING. The scavenger hunt was great to keep my two young children occupied.

Reviewed 14 August 2015

I loved seeing the glass cases with all the items of this little known to me period in our history. The house was an one time a tavern, a wealthy family lived there. Even the low ceilings and small size of some rooms give you...More

Thank karen s
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