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Historic Huguenot Street

81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-1889
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in New Paltz
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Historic Huguenot Street is where this funky and fabulous town began. In 1678, a small band of French-speaking Huguenots set out to create a place of... more » Owner description: Historic Huguenot Street is where this funky and fabulous town began. In 1678, a small band of French-speaking Huguenots set out to create a place of their own. They named that community New Paltz. Today, six-acre this National Historic Landmark District preserves their charming stone houses, all of which are open to the public. Central to the site is the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, built in 1705. Today it houses exhibition galleries, a Museum Shop and offers a shady spot to sit and enjoy. Grounds open and special programs offered year-round. Walk-in guided tours offered May through October every day except Wednesday. Also offered on weekends in November and December. « less
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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I descend from two of the families who were founders of this town. It is a very interesting tour, but you do not have to take a tour. You are free to walk around and the town of New Paltz has really gotten a lot nicer since my first visit 15 years ago. I would recommend it if you like... More

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New Paltz, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is not some reconstruction of colonial America. These are the real homes built by 17th century Huguenot settlers, among the oldest in the U.S. The street is so lovely you can just enjoy a pleasant stroll for free any time of day, any season, which as a resident of the area is what I do several times a year.... More

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Wallkill, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It is free and pleasing to the eyes. You can likely find street parking walk around and have lunch in town just up on Main St. Plenty of options!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the brief tour and interesting facts about this settlement. If you live in area, you should check it out....however, needs a better, more livelier tour....in lady's defense, it was late. I don't think she did a great job of keeping kids interested. It's a great walk, and price is right

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ceresco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

we were meandering around and found this village wanted to tour but wrong day -peeking in the houses was educating how other societies lived if in the area stop by

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New Paltz, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

You should try to see it when the houses are open to visitors which is a few times a year I believe. On a nice day a walk through is delightful and it doesn't cost anything. Its a glimpse of history without the commercialism of old williamsburg!!

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I came across this attraction when searching for things to do while in the Hyde Park area. It is about 17 miles from Hyde Park. While you can visit the area any time of the year, as Huguenot street is a public street, it doesn't really pay to go unless you can tour with a guide and see the inside... More

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Austin, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This historic location was one of my priority destinations on a recent trip to the Hudson valley. We enjoyed a detailed and informative guided tour, which shared details about the original 12 families arrival in the area, and was the only way to see the building interiors. It is rare to find original homes in a village cluster, enabling the... More

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We arrived after the guided tours were over, so we tried the self-guided tour. The village is beautiful, and I was interested in learning about this persecuted religious minority, but the guide and the plaques just didn't provide enough information. The best exhibit was in the visitor center where the story about the Esopus tribe who sold the land to... More

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love the old buildings and architecture. New Paltz is such a cute town, you can walk around and shop and grab a bite then check out some historic sites. Perfect for an all day kind of outing.

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