Haunted Huguenot Street

Throughout October, 5 to 10 PM

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Infection and disease during the colonial period were mysterious and ubiquitous. Eighteenth-century doctors attempted to diagnose and treat these illnesses to the best of their knowledge, but too often, their treatments caused insurmountable pain, and in the worst cases, fatality. During the 2018 Haunted Huguenot Street tours, you will discover some of the dangerous diseases that plagued the early New Paltz community, and witness theatrical demonstrations of the remedies that were used in an attempt to cure them.

Tours begin at 5 PM and leave from the Dubois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour, with the last tour of the evening leaving at 9 PM.

Friday, October 12
Saturday, October 13
Thursday, October 18
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20
Thursday, October 25
Friday, October 26
Saturday, October 27
Sunday, October 28

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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 and Visitor Center.

Q: How much walking is involved in the tour?
A: The path of this year’s tour spans almost the entire length of the street – from the Abraham Hasbrouck House to the 1799 (LeFevre) House. This equates to about 0.35 miles of walking. 

Q: Does the tour take you inside of the houses?
A: Yes. This year’s tour will bring visitors into the Abraham Hasbrouck House, the 1799 (LeFevre) House, and the 1717 reconstructed French Church, along with a walk through the community’s original burying ground. It is important to note that visitors will not be going into the wigwam, the Jean Hasbrouck House, or the Deyo House this year.

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!

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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 squeeze on an extra guest.

Q: Is the tour appropriate for children?
A: This year’s tour is rated PG-13 due to some of the graphic/gory imagery that will be represented. 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.