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About 300 years ago, 12 Huguenot families settled along the banks of the Wallkill River. Seven of their Colonial stone houses from 1690 are nicely preserved on tree-lined Huguenot Street. Now a National Historic Landmark District thanks to the Huguenot Historical Society these houses as well as a French Church tell the story of 300 years of life in the Hudson Valley. Those who settled here during the Protestant Reformation period were from die Pfalz, an area along the Rhine in Germany.
Opoen now for tours, the houses have numerous distinctive and prized features, including the jambless fireplaces, A Dutch wall bed and stone cellar kitchens. Heirloom furnishings such as the Dutch style kasten (cupboards), family quilts, spinning wheels, tilt-top tables, kitchen utensils, and fine Delft china are on display.

Address: New Paltz, New York
Directions: Exit 18 NYS Thruway, Take Route 299 West to North Front Street, make right onto North Chestnut (RT 32 N) then a left onto Broadhead Avenue.
Phone: 845-255-1889
Website: http://www.hhs-newpaltz.org

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  • Updated Nov 1, 2006
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