Kingston, New York
Kingston, located in Ulster County on the west bank of the Hudson River, is 91 miles from New York City and 59 miles from Albany. It became New York's first capital in 1777.
Many of Kingston’s older buildings can be found in its three historic districts: the Stockade District, the Midtown Neighborhood Broadway Corridor and the Rondout-West Strand Historic District.
According to the town’s website, it is the site of many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston, which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (six in one block), among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel, a recently restored church built in 1867.
For lovers of the outdoors, Kingston offers many beautiful parks and even has guided kayaking tours on the river. “Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history, attractive architecture, and has a thriving arts community.”