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“It's pretty cool, kids were bored though”

Historic Huguenot Street
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in New Paltz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the brief tour and interesting facts about this settlement. If you live in area, you should check it out....however, needs a better, more livelier tour....in lady's defense, it was late. I don't think she did a great job of keeping kids interested. It's a great walk, and price is right

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

we were meandering around and found this village wanted to tour but wrong day -peeking in the houses was educating how other societies lived if in the area stop by

Thank carol r
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

You should try to see it when the houses are open to visitors which is a few times a year I believe. On a nice day a walk through is delightful and it doesn't cost anything. Its a glimpse of history without the commercialism of old williamsburg!!

Thank blockhead48
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

I came across this attraction when searching for things to do while in the Hyde Park area. It is about 17 miles from Hyde Park. While you can visit the area any time of the year, as Huguenot street is a public street, it doesn't really pay to go unless you can tour with a guide and see the inside of the buildings and hear the story. Our guide, Carol, was very knowlegeable. Guided tours are only available from June 1, to October 27, on Thursday through Monday. See the website at www.huguenotstreet.org/ for details. The homes available on the tour are well preserved and furnished, The church has been reconstructed to look like the original. The story of the persecuted French Huguenot protestants leaving France going to the Netherlands and some of them eventually coming here is not as well known as the stories of the Pilgirms, Quakers, etc. so go and learn somethng else of our history.

Thank Calhu
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This historic location was one of my priority destinations on a recent trip to the Hudson valley. We enjoyed a detailed and informative guided tour, which shared details about the original 12 families arrival in the area, and was the only way to see the building interiors. It is rare to find original homes in a village cluster, enabling the guest to imagine life in past centuries. The plaques outside the sites provide only limited information, so I'd recommend taking the guided tour. What was fascinating to me was that there was a family reunion being held while we visited - imagine being able to trace your lineage to the 1700's and going back to the village of your ancestors. Huguenot Street has its own visitors parking lot, so check there first before parking in the 2-hr public lots as 2 hours isn't enough time to take the tour and enjoy walking the area. There is a fee for the guided tours, but not to investigate on your own.

Thank EWPeterson
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