Historic Huguenot Guided Tour Season Opens May 4
The Hudson Valley is rich with history, and New Paltz is a great town to visit if you want to learn and experience a piece of that history. Many people know New Paltz as a fun college town with great bars and restaurants, but it's also a history buff's dream come true.
Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz will open their guided tour season on Saturday, May 4. Explore local history in pre-colonial and colonial America by taking an informative and engaging 60 minute guided tour of Historic Huguenot Street. You will learn about the region’s indigenous peoples, archaeological discoveries and material culture, the early European settlers and the founding of New Paltz, the institution of slavery in New York, women’s history, and so much more. This year’s tour path will take you inside of the replica Esopus Munsee wigwam, the original community burying ground and reconstructed 1717 French Church, and the early-18th century Abraham Hasbrouck House.
Register at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, where guided tours will be available Thursday through Tuesday, and will leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 am, with the last tour of the day leaving at 3:30 pm. For more information, visit the Historic Huguenot Street website.