This "memorable gathering under the sky of heaven" concluded one of several wars over land rights. Ulster County troops were reviewed on the green before entering the Civil War, and Kingston Academy, the older preparatory school in New York State was located here. Witnesses to all these events are the large elm trees that surround the park. The Kingston Academy located to the site in the mid 1800's but that building was demolished in 1915, when the new Kingston High School opened, Academy Green became a park in 1918.
Excerpt from Kingston's Magnificent City Parks by Ron Woods
- Rest and Relaxation
- Sitting Areas
- Mouments to Henry Hudson, Peter Stuyvesant and George Clinton
Kingston, NY 12401
Tip: Academy Green is located on Albany Avenue, Clinton Avenue and Maiden Lane in Uptown Kingston