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Huguenot Street

 

MID HUDSON

Huguenot Street 
Huguenot Historical Society 
18 Broadhead Avenue 
New Paltz, NY 12561 
Phone: 845-255-1660

Hours: May through October 

Notes: E-mail: info@huguenotstreet.org          

Historical Description:       

New Paltz, founded in 1678 after the purchase of land from the Esopus Indians, became the home of French Protestants who left France to escape political and religious persecution. Their homes on Huguenot Street along the Walkill River date back to before 1720. A National Historic Landmark, Huguenot Street is the site of six homes of colonial and early National period stone houses.            

The Site: 

The street holds six homes which are each furnished and interpreted differently. Three of the homes appear as they were in the 18th century. The Deyo House is presented as an early colonial home, unlike the Freer House which reflects the Colonial Revival tastes of the 1940s. An early 19th century Federal style home, although first built in 1799, is featured as well. The site also contains the Dubois Fort built in 1705 and a reconstructed French church with its adjacent burial ground. Additionally a library and picnic facilities are located on –site.

Directions:      

From New York City and points South: 

New York State Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 18, turn left onto Route 299. Travel west on Route 299, at the fourth traffic light turn right onto Rt. 32 North. Follow Rt. 32 through the next traffic light, go one block and make a left onto Broadhead Avenue From Albany and points North: 

New York State Thruway (I-87) south to Exit 18 to Route 299 or Route 9W south to Route 299 west. Travel west on Route 299, at the fifth traffic light turn right onto Rt. 32 North, after the traffic light turn left onto Broadhead Avenue From the West:

Route 44/55 to Route 299 east. After the bridge, go to traffic light and turn left onto Rt. 32 North. Follow Rt. 32 North through the traffic light, go one block and turn left onto Broadhead Avenue. 

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Route 84 to the New York State Thruway (I-87) North. Get off the Thruway at exit 18 and turn left onto Route 299. Travel west on Route 299, at the fourth traffic light turn right onto Rt. 32 North. Follow Rt. 32 through the next traffic light, on one block and turn left onto Broadhead Avenue.

From the East:

Route 84 west to the New York State Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 18, turn left onto Route 299. Travel west on Route 299, at the fourth traffic light turn right onto Rt. 32 North. Follow Rt. 32 North through the next traffic light, go one block and turn left onto Broadhead Avenue.    

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