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A gem just a step away from commerce

The Madame Brett Homestead was built in 1709 and is the oldest structure around. On the national... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
wilmahawkins
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Beacon, New York
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Wonderful Historical House Tour

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
psr707070
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Aug 20, 2018
“A gem just a step away from commerce”
Nov 20, 2017
“Wonderful Historical House Tour”
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Well-preserved 18th century home of seven generations of the Brett family.
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50 Van Nydeck Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3326
+1 845-831-6533
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The Madame Brett Homestead was built in 1709 and is the oldest structure around. On the national register of historic places, it is significant to me because it was run by a single woman after her husband’s death more than 300 years ago. As it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wilmahawkins
Reviewed November 20, 2017

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The tour was very interesting and informative. It followed the lineage, history and artifacts of a house which was lived in from 1712 to 1954. The tour was conducted by a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

This home is open due to the ladies of the daughters of the American revolution on the second Saturday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm. Tours are offered. The home is right behind Main Street. This descendant of colonialists ran a business...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Funny how close we were to the place then drove all over town looking for something spectacular. It is the HOMESTEAD, not a mansion. Would like to know when or if it is open to the public for tours or work days or something.

Date of experience: September 2016
7  Thank Dietitianwest
Reviewed August 2, 2016

I'm a former Beacon native who finally did a tour of the house. It was interesting and the guide was fairly knowledgeable of the history and Madame Brett herself. The upstairs could use some restoration as far as removing the modern light fixtures and restoring...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank David H
Reviewed February 25, 2016

The most important part of Beacons history. If you really like Beacon, you really must visit! You will get a feel for the " real Beacon," and it's history.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This historic site, situated just off Main St. in the middle of Beacon is a gem. It is open mostly on Beacon's Second Saturday. The guided tour was informative, the docent full of interesting facts about the family, the house and the area at the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Cindy G
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The DAR really needs to be commended on their renovation and maintenance of Madam Brett's Homestead. The Homestead is impeccably kept including the garden out back but I would wish that the locals would stop using the front lawn for their dogs. We had the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank eminker
Reviewed July 29, 2013

very detailed history of one our earliest settlers in Dutchess County--House has many authentic artifacts

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank barbara w
Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The tour was very interesting and informative. Good for anyone looking for a change of pace from the many modern art galleries (they get kind of boring after a while imho)....More

Date of experience: July 2012
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The Homestead is open April through December on the second Saturday of each month from 1-4pm for tours. There is a $5 fee and any other donations are accepted.The property is owned and maintained by the Daughters of the... More
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