The Burning of Kingston | History | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

The Burning of Kingston 

click image 8dw_featuredevent_burningofkingston_9.29.17.jpg
THE BURNING OF KINGSTON

The Burning of Kingston is a weekend-long celebration that draws thousands of visitors to Kingston New York. It is a unique story in American history commemorating bravery, sacrifice, resilience and renewal. On a Fall October day in 1777, British troops set fire to the newly established capital of the State of New York - Kingston. Since most of the local militia were fighting battles elsewhere (such as at the Battle of Saratoga), the vulnerable city burned down with over 300 buildings lost in just hours. Many of the buildings were made of stone, thus we can still see examples of them standing today. The event was a dramatic moment in the American Revolutionary War that hardened the determination of colonists to gain their independence, and for local citizens to rebuild Kingston, stronger than ever.

The Burning of Kingston is a biennial event, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary of the reenactments and 240th anniversary of actual events.

For more information, schedule, history and more, visit www.burningofkingston.com

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Common Ground

Oct. 6-Nov. 13 — A photography exhibition by Ellen Lynch. The exhibit pairs separate photographs of...

View all of today's events

Latest in History

More by Chronogram Staff

  • Politics of Belonging–Tonight at SUNY New Paltz

    Join faculty panelists from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at SUNY New Paltz tonight to discuss the theme of citizenship and the politics of belonging.
    • Oct 17, 2017
  • Catoberfest 2017

    Come enjoy the fall feline celebration of foods, refreshments, and music to help support Mid Hudson Animal Aid (MHAA), a no-kill, free-range cat sanctuary in Beacon, NY. There will be a cash bar with a great selection of beverages along with the famous Catoberfest Fancy Feast German style meal. Tickets for food may be purchased in advance for $16 at catoberfest.brownpapertickets.com ($18 the day of the event).
    • Oct 12, 2017
  • The Barn of Terror and the Circle of Hell

    The Hudson Valley's Scariest Haunted House
    • Oct 10, 2017
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets