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A gem just a step away from commerce

The Madame Brett Homestead was built in 1709 and is the oldest structure around. On the national... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
wilmahawkins
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Beacon, New York
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Wonderful Historical House Tour

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
psr707070
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This historic site, situated just off Main St. in the middle of Beacon is a gem. It is open mostly on Beacon's Second Saturday. The guided tour was informative, the docent full of interesting facts about the family, the house and the area at the time. Didn't have time to check out the lovely garden, but will be back.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Cindy G
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The DAR really needs to be commended on their renovation and maintenance of Madam Brett's Homestead. The Homestead is impeccably kept including the garden out back but I would wish that the locals would stop using the front lawn for their dogs. We had the pleasure of having Anne as our decent and we enjoyed our tour immensely. Anne is incredibly well versed re: the Homestead and even made a special accommodation (appointment) so that we could see the house on a Sunday. Please keep in mind you will be touring two floors and at least ten rooms so apportion enough time and be prepared to walk stairs ...

When in beacon, try to combine Madam Brett's Homestead with Mount Gulian and VanWyck Homestead if possible. All are within minutes of each other by car.....

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank eminker
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

very detailed history of one our earliest settlers in Dutchess County--House has many authentic artifacts

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank barbara w
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The tour was very interesting and informative. Good for anyone looking for a change of pace from the many modern art galleries (they get kind of boring after a while imho). Definitely very family friendly (probably better for kids over age 10 as there is historical furniture that you're not supposed to sit on or touch).

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank CTGranville
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Worth a visit if interested in the history and have some time to browse the area. Good dingi in athe area as well.

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank Jim2525
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