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“Most important street historically in US, neglected by State and Feds” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in New Paltz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and an 18th-century 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. See Huguenot Street come alive with fresh interpretations of the historic houses, tours across the settlement, and a diverse range of special programs year-round.
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Niagara Falls, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Most important street historically in US, neglected by State and Feds”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

It's hard to believe that the oldest surviving street, dating from the 1600s, in the USA is not treated like the gem that it is. While the local historical association does its best, this could and should be a National Park, without families living in some of the structures. Advice: see it quickly while it's still here. Better: donate the millions needed to properly preserve it.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A step back in time...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Was able to visit (not inside) as some houses were undergoing renovations, nevertheless still nice to view houses that were several hundred years old....

Visited February 2012
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Hurley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“History comes alive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Hugenot Street is going from strength to strength. Well researched history made accessible to all! Lots of fun to be had, whatever your age.

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New Paltz, New York
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“History Lives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

The tour of the houses is wonderful. The guides are knowledgeable and the history of this town is amazing. The houses are wonderful examples of how life was.

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warwick ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Spend a day.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

There are plenty of inexpensive, but clean, motels in the area.  It's a college town with lots of arts and craft stores, restaurants, taverns and even a billiard hall.  The street is short but well worth the walk.  When available take advantage of the tour.

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