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 and let us take you on a tour and bring Ulster County's rich history alive!

The 2020 season at Persen House was suspended due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please check back regularly for updates regarding the 2021 season. Take a look back at our 2019 schedule to see the dynamic range of guest hosts and events to expect once we are able to safely open. We appreciate your patience and understanding.