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Historic Huguenot Street

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Address: 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1413
Phone Number:
+1 845-255-1889
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Sat - Sun 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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Great Historic Site

How wonderful to stroll through Huguenot Street in this charming village of New Paltz. I live in this town and it never gets old. They offer seasonal tours of these amazing stone... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How wonderful to stroll through Huguenot Street in this charming village of New Paltz. I live in this town and it never gets old. They offer seasonal tours of these amazing stone houses, but you can just explore on your own, if you don't happen to catch the tour. You won't be able to go inside the houses, but you... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Foresight governed the establishment of this piece of historic land in the middle Of New Paltz village. See original stone houses of early settlers and imagine what it was like to live in the village.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The walking tour is worth the time and money. We had a great guide who is an artist and lives on the street. He was so full of interesting history and architectural insights. You get to go into homes and the reconstructed church.

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Elyria, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Visited here on a nice weather day in October. The tour of the street is mostly outdoor and if you are lucky, you will informed by the best tour guide. This elderly intelligent and vibrant lady, who escorts you in and around the old houses, explains the history of the area in an understandable precise manner. Also, the young lady... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were greeted at the visitors center by a cheerful attendant who answered our questions, and directed us to the presentation in the next room. The video described the plight of the Huguenot families and their migration to this location. It was an interesting insight into a little known facet of American history. We didn't have time for the tour,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This historic district is composed of several streets with seven reconstructed stone houses, a museum, park area, and a charming church and cemetery. The Huguenots came to the USA seeking religious freedom. It takes you back to a different era in time. One of the houses has a British flag as it was a place where British soldiers were once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The history crammed in this small space is amazing. Take the tour rather than just wandering. You will learn 200 years of history in about an hour and tour some fascinating old buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

to the late 17th century. Park your car and walk the old village filled with Stone Houses belonging to the Freers, Deyos,Le Fevres, Du Bois, Hasbrouck,Bevier, and Crispell. Fascinating! It's so old one can barely read the names on the tombstones in the cemetary!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Very quaint area with charming streets filled with houses from the 1600's. There are at least 7 buildings and a small museum and charming gift shop. An amazing piece of history it is as if time has stood still on that street. Worth seeing. Plaques and tours can give you the historic background or you can just roam the street... More 

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