The Burning of Kingston is a fun, bi-annual commemoration that draws thousands of visitors to Kingston for a weekend-long event. During the weekend actual historical events from the American Revolutionary War are re-enacted at different locations throughout Kingston. 

The Matthewis Persen House Museum is pleased and honored to play a role in this event.  The House is host to the first re-enactment of the weekend, the Committee of Safety, as well as being the site of a major battle between the British and the colonial militia on Saturday afternoon.

View our gallery of images from the Burning of Kingston re-enactment.

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