Tips About Your Visit
Arriving at the Museum
Upon arrival at Historic Huguenot Street, please park in the parking lot on Broadhead Avenue. Restrooms are available in Deyo Hall, the large building across the street. Following the directional signs from the parking lot onto the carriage path, which will lead you past the Restoration Workshop and to the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. At the Visitor Center, you will find the tour counter, special exhibitions and an additional restroom.
Guided tours leave from the Visitor Center. Special talks are held in the Visitor Center or Deyo Hall. Consult our Calendar of Events for more information about special tours and talks.
Generally, a visit of 90 to 120 minutes is recommended in order to visit the museum houses, enjoy the exhibits and take in the beautiful grounds.
During the months that schools are in session, the museum is generally busier in the morning hours when school groups are visiting.
Historic Huguenot Street strives to make its grounds, exhibits, and programs accessible to everyone, wherever possible, with understandable limitations given the historic nature of the buildings and grounds. For more information about the accessibility of museum houses, please contact Visitor Services at 845 255-1889. It is helpful to inform us in advance if you plan to visit the site with someone who has limited mobility so that we can ensure we are prepared.
For Your Comfort
The weather in the Hudson Valley is generally temperate. The museum houses, with little exception, remain cooler than the outdoors. Some of the museum houses are not heated. Tours in May through October feature all of the houses on the Street. In April, November and December, tours focus on the heated museum houses. Comfortable walking shoes are also encouraged as the houses are stretched out over an area about the size of eight city blocks.
Photography and Videotaping
Photography of the grounds, house exteriors and interiors is permitted provided that the images are for personal use only. Please inform your guide if you intend to take photos while on a tour. Neither videotaping nor tripods of any type are allowed on tours. Because Historic Huguenot Street is a private organization, we cannot allow photographs for commercial purposes without express and limited permission in advance. Please contact Tracy McNally, Executive Director at 845-255-1660 ext. 101, to request permission for commercial photographs.
Food at Historic Huguenot Street
There is shaded picnic grove on the grounds and cafe tables are available for dining at the Visitor Center. Out of concern for the preservation of our collections, food and beverages are not allowed in the museum houses.
Historic Huguenot Street is just a short walk from restaurants and a bakery. Staff can happily offer you suggestion about where to eat.