Come Home to Huguenot Street
In 1678, a group of Huguenot families established a community in the Hudson Valley of New York in the hope of creating a home where they could worship as they chose. In 1894, their descendants formed what is now Historic Huguenot Street to protect their legacy in the buildings, objects, and stories they left behind. In 2014, we take an important step in strengthening our commitment to that historical mission, and the men and women who forged it, by introducing a new guest experience unlike any historic site in the region.
Beginning on opening day, May 3, 2014, Huguenot Street will come alive with fresh interpretations of the historic houses, new tours across the settlement, and a diverse range of special programs. We'll also be introducing different ways of engaging our guests to better connect them with the history and heritage of this special place. And it will all be driven by a commitment to a central, unifying theme: identity - how it's formed and shaped by challenges and conflict, what it meant to the Huguenots and their descendants, and why it matters to us today. Huguenot Street was called home by Indian, French, Dutch, African, English, and other men and women, all of whom played key roles in creating a new identity as Americans. Here, our guests will become part of that story.
So this year, come home to Historic Huguenot Street!
What You'll Find on Huguenot Street:
Today, the 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor's Center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and a burial ground that dates to the very first settlers. Huguenot Street also maintains an extensive archive that preserves early local history collections and family papers, along with a research library.
Hours of Operation:
Beginning May 3, 2014
Sunday - Thursday
10am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday
10am - 9pm