NOTE: We have set up another website, www.livinghistory.com for this year's cemetery tours and for ticket purchases. We have made it easy for you to submit the number of tickets you need and your tour date with a credit card. We will automatically receive an email confirmation. If you have any questions or need help call 845-475-7973. All tickets for the 2021 tours must be prepaid. 

Maria James immigrated to the United States from Wales. She started as a domestic servant and ended as a poet of note. 

Griffen Hoffman and Kathryn Livingston Garretson were prominent figures in Rhinebeck in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Mary Westbrook van Deusen, a 19th century Kingston figure tells the story of her grandmother, Rachel Dumont. 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and line up at the Wall Street door of the Old Dutch Church.

The address is 272 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12472.

Each tour is approximately one hour. 

Arthur Cozine was a silent film director and actor whose father opened the outdoor Airdrome Theater in Rhinebeck. He was a veteran of both World Wars.

Alice Astor was an American socialite and patron of the arts based in Rhinebeck. 

The Rhinebeck Cemetery Living History Tours












Saturday, October 9th at 1:30 pm
(Accessible tour for guests with special needs)

Saturday, October 9th at 3 pm
Sunday, October 10 at 3 pm
Saturday, October 23rd at 3 pm
Sunday, October 24th at 3 pm

(A reception with refreshments will follow the final tour

on October 24th at 4 pm.)
 $15 Adults, $10 Students, $8 Seniors and 12 and under.

Living History Cemetery Tours 2021

"This is an incredible experience! Watch as history comes to life through the amazing and talented cast of Theatre on the Road. Wonderful entertainment for the whole family. Thank you Frank Marquette, Murder Cafe and Theatre on the Road for all the great shows! I love them all." - Cheryl DeForest, Kingston, NY

Sarah Du Mont and Peter Van Gasbeeck were Kingston residents who lived in what became known as the Senate House. 

"What a fun event! I was sad when it was over. I wanted to hear more stories of the people who once walked the same Kingston streets that we do! GO SEE THIS ! It is definitely family friendly. It's not a "spooky" tour. It's historical."

-MARY TARCZA, Kingston, NY

Old Dutch Church Cemetery, 2019

Benjamin and Becky Low were farmers who lived on Wall Street. Prior to the Burning of Kingston they took in a British spy. 

Rhinebeck Cemetery, 2019

LeGrand Curtis was an early Rhinebeck coffin and furniture maker. 

Governor George Clinton was an American soldier and statesman, and New York's first governor. Clinton warned the colonists about the Burning of Kingston by the British and he served as the fourth vice president of the United States.

Our histories are no longer buried. The spirits have voices and we are giving you an opportunity to listen to them. Meet a few characters from the Hudson Valley's rich past. You'll be glad you did.

Barbary Waters was a former slave, she is buried in Rhinebeck with the Sands and Browne families. 

Old Dutch Church Cemetery, 2018

The Old Dutch Church in Kingston, New York 

invites you to...

BOOM TOWN



BOOM TOWN

A LIVING HISTORY CEMETERY TOUR

Step back in time at the Old Dutch Church and meet 7 characters who made Kingston roar in the 1920s.

SAFE LIVE TOURS Saturdays in September at 1 pm

and Saturdays in October at 7 pm

$15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors, 12 and under Free​​