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The Burning of Kingston 

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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
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