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“Historic Home”

Madam Brett Homestead
Ranked #7 of 34 things to do in Beacon
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Owner description: Well-preserved 18th century home of seven generations of the Brett family.
New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Historic Home”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The docent provided us with an interesting tour (about an hour) on a 2nd Saturday open house. The house is full of real history and artifacts, including items from the 1700's. The docent was friendly and energetic and knew a great deal about the house. We especially enjoyed when she pointed out on old maps how the city used to be. I also found of interest the stories about how Madam Brett was quite a business woman. It was kind of funny how the house has many items that were never part of the house's contents (such as the doll room) but people have donated because they are antiques and unique items. We learned that no-longer- needed keys were buried in the ground because they thought the iron was good for the soil. There was no air conditioning and steep stairs on a hot day. $5 fee.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank LCHNJ
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English first
Wappingers Falls, New York
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome Homestead”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Loved the tour guide. Funny, informative and friendly. The homestead was amazing. What a step back in history. Will go back for sure!!

4 Thank lakegeorgiegirl
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