The best things get discovered when you aren't even looking for them.Along with admiring historical sites around Kingston, I discovered a hidden gem.

Next time that you're traveling around Ulster County, be sure to stop by the following historical sites to learn about their rich history.

Senate House State Historic Site

296 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401

D & H Canal Historical

1315 NY-213, High Falls, NY 12440

Old Dutch Church

272 Wall St, Kingston, NY 12401

Did you know about Uncle Sam's house in the Hudson Valley?

Uncle Sam Had A Residence In The Hudson Valley

Allison Kay
Allison Kay

He lived in Catskill from 1817 until 1823. The site can be found off of Main Street in Catskill, across from a gas station. 

What Did Martin Van Buren Have To Do With Uncle Sam's House?

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Allison Kay

At this house, Martin Van Buren got officially married, he was the 8th president of the US. Uncle Sam was known for a lot of things but mainly as being the official symbol of the US. He was also known as Samuel Wilson. Uncle Sam was a meat packer from Troy, NY. 

His heroic efforts came into effect during the War of 1812. He helped supply beef for the US Army. You can't visit the inside of Uncle Sam's house, however, you can hang out in the tiki bar on this historical site.

The Bar at Captain Kidd's Inn Is Located At The Bottom Of Uncle Sam's House

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Allison Kay

The Bar at Captain Kidd's Inn is a historic, pirate-themed bar. Being located at the bottom of Uncle Sam's house makes this a unique experience. 

They are open 6 days a week and their outside tiki bar is open, weather depending.

The Bar at Captain Kidd's Inn

251 West Main St. Catskill, NY 12414

Did you know that Uncle Sam lived in Catskill? Will you visit this tiki bar? Share your thoughts with us below.

Spend The Night in New York at the Site of Historic Woodstock

Historic Hudson Valley Church Is Actually a Famous Recording Studio

Recording music is a spiritual experience in Woodstock, New York.

Gallery Credit: Dreamland Recording Studios

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