Historic Huguenot Street
Spread over 10 acres, Historic Huguenot Street pays tribute to the 17th century French Huguenots that settled in Ulster County since the dawn of the original colonies.
Founded in 1894 on the ancestral grounds of the indigenous Munsee Lenape people, the museum features a replica Esopus Munsee Wigwam, a French church from 1717 with a burial ground and the iconic Abraham Hasbrouck House, just to name a few. You can visit all nine houses located on the grounds.
Due to COVID-19, the museum is closed for the season. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t see what the museum has to offer. Online exhibits, virtual programming and digital collections showcasing the rich history of the settlement is available on their official website and their Instagram page. You can even browse the online gift shop, filled with books, historical toys and jewelry, to name a few.
Virtual events are still occurring, including racial inequities, women’s suffrage lectures, nature walks and so much more.
Despite the museum’s closure, the National Historic Landmark District itself is open from dawn to dusk every day.
A guided tour is $12 and $10 for seniors, students and Huguenot Street members. They’re free if you’re a SUNY New Paltz student, children 12 and under, veterans and active military families.
“Cool to just walk along the street and admire the houses. Happy its preserved and it added a little history to my trip to New Paltz.”
—Yael W., Google
Take Amtrak to Historic Huguenot Street
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