Haunted Huguenot Street
Evenings throughout October
The 2019 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will immerse visitors in a macabre exploration of the human condition.
Tours run October 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26
At nightfall, the historic houses and grounds will set the stage for the restless spirits of New Paltz to tell the harrowing stories of how their lives came to a tragic ending, and then what happened afterwards. Based on real people and historical events, this interactive theater experience will last approximately one hour. Tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour beginning at 5 PM, with the last tour departing at 9 PM. Content may not be suitable for younger audiences. (Subject matter includes disease, murder, filicide, and suicide.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does the tour last?
A: The tour lasts about one hour. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early and enjoy a campfire on the lawn between the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Dubois Fort Visitor Center.
Q: How much walking is involved in the tour?
A: The path of this year’s tour spans from the community’s original burying ground to the Freer House. This equates to about 0.4 miles of walking.
Q: Is the tour any different than the one I saw last year?
A: Absolutely! Haunted Huguenot Street interpretations and themes change every year. The stories told on this year’s tour are completely different than the stories told last year, and the year before!
Q: Can I purchase my ticket at the door?
A: Technically, yes. However, HHS highly recommends that you purchase your tickets online ahead of time. Tours sell out quickly. Due to the historic nature of the houses, HHS has very strict limits on how many visitors can be on each tour, which means that once a tour sells out, the museum does not have the ability to include any additional guests.
Q: Is the tour appropriate for children?
A: This year’s tour is rated PG-13 due to the graphic subject matter that will be suggested in the dialogue. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Q: Where should I park?
A: The parking lot is located at 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561. The Visitor Center, which is where you should check in for your tour, is just a short walk from the parking lot.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress warmly! Many of the buildings on the tour have little or no heat.
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