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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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Probably need to be a real history buff, but well worth the visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Stockton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed strolling around the delightful grounds under amazing trees and among these interesting buildings dating from the early 1700's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour lasted 90 min. I was fortunate to have Willa, a knowledgeable college student, as my guide. The other employees at the visitors' center are also very friendly.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well maintained historic site. The tour guide was well versed in the history of the Hugonauts, local Indians and Dutch settlers.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see for all ages. Our docent, Tom gave a ninety minute narrative that was most interesting and informative. The architecture is something quite special. Be sure to take note of the 42' chimney in one of the houses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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