Historic Huguenot Street
Historic Huguenot Street
4.5
Historic SitesHistoric Walking Areas
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Historic Huguenot Street is committed to helping visitors understand the historical forces that have shaped America. At our 10-acre National Historic Landmark District in New Paltz, New York, visitors experience over 300 years of history across seven historic stone-house museums, a reconstructed 1717 French Church, the Huguenot community’s original burying ground, and a replica Esopus Munsee wigwam. Period rooms and exhibits tell the stories of a French Huguenot settlement as it evolved over time, and reveal the history of the area’s Indigenous and enslaved African peoples and Dutch settlers. Historic Huguenot Street envisions a nationally recognized historic site that will inspire guests to think in new ways about American history while also carrying forward the conversation about the relationship between past and present.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • hezzy_t
    Liberty, Missouri394 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historic area
    This was such a nice stop on our road trip. My husband is a descendant of Louis DuBois so this was a very special stop. We didn’t take a tour but really enjoyed walking around the grounds snapping photos. We went inside the fort and walked down to the burying grounds.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Theresa F
    Wilmington, North Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful back drop for a wedding or event.
    Amazing place. My daughter had her wedding there at the chapel and her reception on the lawn under a tent. It was such a beautiful back drop the trees were in full bloom and the scenery was incredible. The staff ( Georgina) was so helpful in making the day perfect. If your looking for a beautiful wedding and reception venue I highly recommend Huguenot street. If your looking for a day to enjoy in the Hudson valley see the museums at the beautiful Huguenot Street and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 May 2024
  • Debbie E
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VISIT HISTORIC HUGUENOT STREET
    This historic site features a docent tour by a knowledgeable local guide who is a descendant of one of the Huguenot settlers who came to New Paltz, seeking religious freedom. The tour talks about the settlers as well as the indigenous people, and the enslaved people. It’s fascinating history. The site itself, consisting of several buildings, is also very pleasant to walk through on a nice day. The visitors center had a supplementary exhibit, and also has a gift shop and bathroom facilities. We brought a picnic lunch with us and found a table in the shade. The guide answered questions, and fielded queries to which he admitted he didn’t know the answer (rare). It’s well worth a visit if you are going to be in the area, and it’s an easy trip from NYC as well as from Albany.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 May 2024
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Debbie E
New York NY47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This historic site features a docent tour by a knowledgeable local guide who is a descendant of one of the Huguenot settlers who came to New Paltz, seeking religious freedom. The tour talks about the settlers as well as the indigenous people, and the enslaved people. It’s fascinating history. The site itself, consisting of several buildings, is also very pleasant to walk through on a nice day. The visitors center had a supplementary exhibit, and also has a gift shop and bathroom facilities. We brought a picnic lunch with us and found a table in the shade. The guide answered questions, and fielded queries to which he admitted he didn’t know the answer (rare). It’s well worth a visit if you are going to be in the area, and it’s an easy trip from NYC as well as from Albany.
Written 28 May 2024
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Theresa F
Wilmington, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Amazing place. My daughter had her wedding there at the chapel and her reception on the lawn under a tent. It was such a beautiful back drop the trees were in full bloom and the scenery was incredible.
The staff ( Georgina) was so helpful in making the day perfect. If your looking for a beautiful wedding and reception venue I highly recommend Huguenot street.
If your looking for a day to enjoy in the Hudson valley see the museums at the beautiful Huguenot Street and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
Written 6 May 2024
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IvyDad
New York City, NY209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Eddie Moran made this an unforgettable guided tour. A must do if in the area and interested in the history of the area. His energy, enthusiasm, and depth of knowledge are impressive.
Written 7 December 2023
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hezzy_t
Liberty, MO394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This was such a nice stop on our road trip. My husband is a descendant of Louis DuBois so this was a very special stop. We didn’t take a tour but really enjoyed walking around the grounds snapping photos. We went inside the fort and walked down to the burying grounds.
Written 11 October 2023
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Susan M
Corpus Christi, TX244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I was visiting family in the area and the five of us headed to New Paltz for one of the Saturday tours. The group size was very manageable (our five plus another group of three) which is important to me as I am hearing-impaired and need to stay close to the guide. Our tour was one hour and we loved our guide. He was knowledgeable and obviously enthusiastic about the subject matter. The reason I gave it a four instead of a five was I expected a little more about who the Huguenots were, what their beliefs were and why they were persecuted. The talk was more about the multi-cultural history of the area and the guide veered a little bit more left than I was comfortable with but that being said, we enjoyed our hour and the time we spent in the visitors' center, and we did gain some new insight.
Written 17 May 2023
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Vicki G
Kingston, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Eddie was an amazing tour guide. He was very informative and made Huguenot Street history come alive.
Written 6 May 2023
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Coll M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We loved our tour with our guide, Tom! This historical site truly takes you back in time and Tom’s depth of knowledge enhances the whole experience. It was unexpectedly snowing when we arrived, but that didn’t stop Tom from providing us with a great time. With the tour being around an hour long, it’s the perfect amount of time for history buffs to get their fix or for those just being “dragged along.” Tour tickets are also very fairly priced. Well worth checking it out!
Written 11 December 2022
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HMJNJ
Cliffside Park, NJ11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Great stroll through history. Friendly tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Actual descendent from the original 12 families that settled the area.
Written 20 November 2022
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jelly
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
It was very interesting. Tom was a very good tour guide and answered all of our questions. Not too long, and very informative. I recommend it if you’re in the area.
Written 9 October 2022
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Christina B
Louisiana6,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
It was a rainy day with no one out and about. We walked around and looked at the houses and read the info. If in the area worth a stop.
Written 5 October 2022
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