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This 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, a replica Munsee Native American wigwam, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and an...more
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Our tour guide, Eddie, was cheerful, charming and extremely knowledgeable about the houses, the original native peoples, the first Hugenots and subsequent settlers. He used his own family to illustrate the complexities of the local history. The 4 houses open on this day were lovely,...More
Our tour of the historic homes with Eddie was amazing!!!! He is extremely knowledgeable and clearly quite passionate about the history, the people, the architecture, and the decor. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the historic Huguenot region!!!
We visited Huguenot Street last week with my brother and his family. We decided to take the tour and weren't disappointed. Cassie was an amazing tour guide -full of information and inside stories for each buildings. We were able to tour 4 structures which literally...More
Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide Eddie made our visit to Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY a unexpected enjoyable and enlightening experience. He wove together the European roots of the Huguenots, the native Algonquian people who for thousands of years inhabited the area, the early and...More
Alec, our guide, was very knowledgable about the history of the Huguenots and development of the community. He was very friendly and attentive to our curiosity of the buildings. If you are in the area I highly recommend taking the tour.
from the very start, a look at an early Native American wigwam was shown to us. The detail and effort put forth in the construction of this structure are unmatched. Thee are many historical venues but this is the first that not only predates the...More
It was very interesting to see the old homes and hear stories about my ancestors past. Cassie was very informative and she let us take our time in each location and answered all of our questions. Great day trip!
The tour was very informative and interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was actually a descendant of one of the local Huguenot families. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in local history. Children under the age of ten may not appreciate...More
Well worth what we paid for the tour; Cassie is a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide and answered all of our questions. Everyone working here clearly cares about the mission of preserving the structures and sharing the history of the Huguenots. Would highly recommend you...More
I highly recommend this tour. It is very well organized and presented. Our guide, Eddie, had an immense fund of knowledge and was able to discuss many aspects of the history and daily life of this fascinating place. He enjoyed answering our questions, which he...More
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As the other answer mentions, there is a Trailways bus to New Paltz, and the station is walking distance from Historic Huguenot Street. Metro-North's Hudson line also stops at the Poughkeepsie train station, which is about... More
As the other answer mentions, there is a Trailways bus to New Paltz, and the station is walking distance from Historic Huguenot Street. Metro-North's Hudson line also stops at the Poughkeepsie train station, which is about 30 minutes away by car.
Huguenot Street is always open. You might not get into some of the old stone houses but you certainly can view them from the outside. There are also old headstones that are visible in a small cemetery on the street.