Historic Huguenot Street

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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.  We have taken 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.

See Huguenot Street come alive with fresh interpretations of the historic houses, new tours across the settlement, and a diverse range of special programs.  We've introduced different ways of engaging our guests to better connect them with the history and heritage of this special place. It is all 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 become part of that story.

So come home to Historic Huguenot Street.

Today, the 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, a replica Munsee wigwam, 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.