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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 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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Wonderful history

New Paltz is a great town to use as a base for hiking and for just acting like a tourist. Several good places to eat, and down along the river, this small historical site. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

New Paltz is a great town to use as a base for hiking and for just acting like a tourist. Several good places to eat, and down along the river, this small historical site. 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... More 

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New Paltz, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this a unique historical destination well-preserved and displayed by the nonprofit organization that oversees it, but also at the hub of a great downtown area and world class outdoor recreation, all within walking distance and/or minutes by car.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is like falling in love with the 17th century. Such a peaceful stroll and a great opportunity for photos.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very enjoyable to walk in this quiet, well-preserved, well-landscaped historical neighborhood: And the video in the main info center was very good.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

You walk along this street & see quite a few of the old original homes built in the 1700's. You can go into some of them. Many of the homes have plaques outside giving you some history of these homes & the families.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a rare piece of early American history. It may be the only original site dealing with the Huguenots, a group of French Protestants, who settled in the old Dutch colony of New York. The buildings shown and exhibited are original buildings though little inside is. The tours, beginning at the Visitors center, itself an original building, begin with... More 

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Central New York State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

These early stone houses are beautiful, and if you don't have time to go through them, it is definitely worth at least a drive down the street to connect with our early history. I know Europe has buildings that are earlier, but in the United States, homes of this age are really rare, and they are worth a visit!

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were surprised to find such a well preserved and excellently presented historic site that is not all-that-well promoted. Our docent (a local citizen volunteer) was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He took our group of six through the several buildings giving us time to look and see, hear about the place and its history and ask questions. If you go, you... More 

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to walk through with old historical buildings but nothing was open. Side walks were uneven so watch your feet.

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hudson valley, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The stone houses on this street date from the 17th century and it is billed as the earliest continually lived in street in the U.S. Whether that is so or not, they are truly authentic, well preserved architectural houses from that century. There is an old interesting one room church with a graveyard definitely worth visiting. The old fort building... More 

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