Historic Huguenot Street has announced their 2019 Haunted Huguenot Street tours, set for the month of October. 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.) Tours run October 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26.
Following five successful years of this annual tradition on Huguenot Street, children and families are welcome to once again walk the street on Halloween night, October 31, trick-or-treating at the historic houses from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Free and open to the public, a portion of Huguenot Street will be closed to vehicular traffic while children trick-or-treat. Children and adults can expect to meet “residents” that span the National Historic Landmark District’s centuries-long history, including colonial-era women, Revolutionary War soldiers, a Victorian-era socialite and her house maid, flappers from the Roaring Twenties, and other costumed interpreters.
More information and registration is available online.
Photo of Haunted Huguenot Street tours provided.