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Historic Huguenot Street

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Address: 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1413
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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Interesting historical site

Fascinating neighborhood of historic stone houses. Nice to stroll the street and look at the old buildings. The museum provides a very good description of the settlers and what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating neighborhood of historic stone houses. Nice to stroll the street and look at the old buildings. The museum provides a very good description of the settlers and what the New Paltz area was like way back when.

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Hudson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little street many historical buildings. Great for kids! Interesting facts about the area are on plaques take a minute to read them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon a very well preserved street of 17th century homes in New Paltz, New York while on vacation. The Huguenots fled France to escape Catholic persecution in the late 1600s and some settled in the New Paltz area. The tour of the homes was guided by a very knowledgable docent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tour of the street includes a visit inside four buildings. Their story provides a good look at an early community of Dutch and French settlers in the Hudson Valley of New York. Be sure to watch the video and take the walking tour.

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was very friendly and interactive. He explained everything very simply and told interesting stories about each family and home on Huguenot Street

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We really enjoyed this site. If you like edutainment, you should probably pass on by, but if you really like hearing and to some extent experiencing history as it was lived, then Huguenot St ranks right up there with many other historic sites, mainly because it is still very much a part of a functioning village - many of the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The Historic Huguenot Street consists of several houses built before 1720 by French refugees. While it is not likely to make the list of America's Top Ten historical destinations, it is a worthwhile stopover/walking activity for the whole family, if you find yourself near New Paltz. Since I marked this as a good family destination, I will also point out... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This street was very cool to visit. The history of the old houses were interesting and the houses themselves were beautiful!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Arrived late for tour but managed to catch up to the tour. Guide allowed us to join the tour. He was excellent. Truly learned a great deal about the development of the area and the religious influences.

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Highland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

You will be amazed with this quaint little settlement. It will bring you back to colonial america. i enjoyed walking through the area. New Paltz is a fun little town with lots to see and do.

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