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Historic Huguenot Street

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Address: 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 18452551889
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center,...

This 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and an 18th-century burial ground that dates to the very first settlers. Huguenot Street also maintains an extensive archive that preserves early local history collections and family papers, along with a research library. See Huguenot Street come alive with fresh interpretations of the historic houses, tours across the settlement, and a diverse range of special programs year-round.

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Step Back in Time

Any time of the year is great for visiting the oldest street in the US. During the summer you will be greeted by men and women in period costumes and sometimes feel the breezes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Paltz, New York
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New Paltz, New York
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any time of the year is great for visiting the oldest street in the US. During the summer you will be greeted by men and women in period costumes and sometimes feel the breezes from the nearby Wallkill River. See many visitors from around the world who are always amazed by the scenic views. Walk a little down the street... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My family and I toured around the area and went into several buildings for the formal talks - a highlight was the church. I could feel the souls of bygone years seeping into my psyche. The history of the area is very interesting and I always like when I can include walking the walk (not just hearing the talk! ;)... More 

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Thank Bettine31
new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited on Christmas Day when the buildings were closed. Still worth a quick visit to check out these unusual buildings. Check it out as a stroll down the street is very pleasant. It's like stepping back in time.

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Thank schmutaki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Martin Luther started the "trouble" by being true to his experience of God in The Word. The Huguenots were zealous for that same experience of God. The domination by European Catholic loyalty resulted in torture and martyrdom of these Huguenots. Some fled to the new world and the Hudson valley in the 1600s to establish communities of religious freedom. Amazingly,... More 

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Thank John H
Highland, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I have been to several events at the Historic Huguenot Street. I took my eleven year old grandson on the tour and he recognized our guide who acted in a previous tour we had been on. The entire event was enjoyable. It was varied with presentations and audience participation. It was so well done we look forward to the next... More 

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Thank Rosaria717
Scotchtown, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I went not knowing what to expect after reading a small blurb in the newspaper. The Haunted Tour was well thought out, planned and fun. We are happy to help support Historic Districts and can't wait for the spring to go on the full walking tour. Thanks guys! You are all beautiful!

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Thank digitaldazey
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Went on the night historical tour and was excellent .everyone from our guide to everyone in the houses and burial ground did a super job.Loved the candles in the cemetery.If I had to choose a favorite it had to be the guy who was in The Jean Hasbrouck House.He was very into his character!It was only about 30 minutes long... More 

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Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We were shown the oldest, authentic museum street in America. They were built by French and Walloon Potestants - the Huguenots- who settled in the Hudson Valley in the late 17th C. One can vist a collection of intact stone houses and a church with its churchyard, dating from 1677 onwards. The houses still contain contrmporary furniture and atefacts, in... More 

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Thank ClaireFairhaven
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This was on our list of things to see while in the Hudson Valley. Nice collection of period homes that are well-maintained. We also walked through the cemetery where some restoration work was being done. Prefect thing to do on a beautiful afternoon.

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Thank Tom B
Saugerties, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We did two tours of Historic Huguenot. They were both excellent. Each building we visited had a very knowledgable interpreter giving the background of the house and the family who originally lived there.

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