The Senate House State Historic Site is set to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday June 29, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm.
There will be a ceremony with dramatic readings and songs. The Third Ulster Militia will be encamped on the grounds demonstrating 18th century camp life including hearthside cooking and colonial medicine. In addition, Ben Franklin will perform science experiments and hands-on activities. Musician Mark Rust will be performing patriotic songs. 18th century games and toys will be on hand to try out.
Guided tours of a new exhibit about Senate House will be provided by interpreters at the usual rate of $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, children 12 and under are free. Outdoor activities are free of charge. The site is located on Fair Street in historic uptown Kingston.
Senate House State Historic Site is part of a system of parks, recreation areas and historic sites operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the site is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey.
For further information about this and other upcoming events, call the site at (845) 338-2786 or visit the State Parks website.
Photo of Senate House State Historic Site provided.