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Address: 50 Van Nydeck Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3326
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+1 845-831-6533

Well-preserved 18th century home of seven generations of the Brett family.

Well-preserved 18th century home of seven generations of the Brett family.

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Interesting Historic Home

I'm a former Beacon native who finally did a tour of the house. It was interesting and the guide was fairly knowledgeable of the history and Madame Brett herself. The upstairs... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
David H
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Funny how close we were to the place then drove all over town looking for something spectacular. It is the HOMESTEAD, not a mansion. Would like to know when or if it is open to the public for tours or work days or something.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I'm a former Beacon native who finally did a tour of the house. It was interesting and the guide was fairly knowledgeable of the history and Madame Brett herself. The upstairs could use some restoration as far as removing the modern light fixtures and restoring what were I assume bedrooms but I'm aware that major funding is needed for these... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The most important part of Beacons history. If you really like Beacon, you really must visit! You will get a feel for the " real Beacon," and it's history.

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Beacon, New York
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Reviewed 9 July 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.

1 Thank Cindy G
New York, New York, United States
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329 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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... More 

5 Thank eminker
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

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

2 Thank barbara w
Beacon, New York
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 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... More 

1 Thank CTGranville
Hopewell Junction, New York
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

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

2 Thank Jim2525
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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... More 

2 Thank LCHNJ
Wappingers Falls, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 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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