The Kingston Home Port and Education Center multi-purpose building serves as a winter berth and repair shop for the sloop Clearwater, and as a center for the community to gather for educational programs, music, special events, workshops and meetings.

The sloop Clearwater is moored at the docks for the community to visit and enjoy during the cold months and the boat shop welcomes visitors who can witness the waterfront workshop, with the crew using woodworking tools and making repairs to the boat.

In the warmer months, Hudson River Maritime Museum uses the facility to welcome school groups for hands-on outdoors activities, maritime history lessons, seasonal exhibits, and tours.