The Matthewis Persen House Museum

Ulster County invites you to the Matthewis Persen House Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, a cornerstone of the City of Kingston's historic Stockade District. This house has witnessed many important moments in Ulster County's history. It was burned at least twice, saw wars and revolution and was home to doctors, tailors, grocers, druggists and innkeepers. As you walk through the House, you walk through time. Please join us at the Persen House located at 74 John Street, Kingston, New York, where we bring Ulster County's rich history alive!

In 2021, the Persen House will be open on the following schedule:


Thursdays & Fridays 9am-4:30pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm



Saturdays Only 10am-2pm

For details on upcoming events throughout the season, check out our monthly schedules below.  You can also find us on Facebook!

June 2021 Schedule 

July 2021 Schedule 

August 2021 Schedule 

September 2021 Schedule (coming soon!)

October 2021 Schedule (coming soon!)