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“The Real Thing”

Historic Huguenot Street
Ranked #3 of 26 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
New Paltz, New York
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The Real Thing”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is not some reconstruction of colonial America. These are the real homes built by 17th century Huguenot settlers, among the oldest in the U.S. The street is so lovely you can just enjoy a pleasant stroll for free any time of day, any season, which as a resident of the area is what I do several times a year. During the warmer half of the year you can also take a tour. As wonderful as I find the street, however, I must admit that children often find the tours too long and tedious.

Visited October 2013
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Wallkill, NY
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

It is free and pleasing to the eyes. You can likely find street parking walk around and have lunch in town just up on Main St. Plenty of options!

Visited December 2013
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New Providence, New Jersey
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356 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“It's pretty cool, kids were bored though”
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

Visited August 2013
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Ceresco, Nebraska
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74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“nice little historic site”
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

Visited October 2013
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New Paltz, New York
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Certainly a must see”
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!!

Visited September 2013
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