The Burning of Kingston is a fun, weekend-long commemoration that draws thousands of visitors to Kingston. Historical events that took place during the Revolutionary War, and include the British burning down what was once New York’s state capital, are reenacted at different locations throughout Kingston. The weekend also includes a Colonial Grand Ball, event exhibits, cemetery ghost tour, Redcoat and Militia camp tours, demonstrations, and more. All events are free to the public unless specifically noted. For complete information about the 2017 Burning of Kingston, including a complete event schedule, directions, maps, videos, and how to volunteer, visit the website.