Dense historical context entwined with haunted tales and spooky occurrences await your participation this month at Haunted Huguenot street. Located in New Paltz, this historic street stands as the oldest Dutch colonial settlement in the area, containing over 10 acres of houses, churches, and farmland still intact—all of which have left traces of its initial inhabitants.
Haunted tales waft from the inside of the Deyo building and reach the burial ground where reenactments and histories are retold. Abnormal occurrences are a commonality, especially during these guided tours. To celebrate the cultural significance, and many accounts of haunted occurrences, Halloween holds a special place for this colonial landmark.
Interpretations of the burial grounds, tales of hauntings, and participation in Mrs. Gertrude Deyo-Brodhead’s infamous Conundrum Party will excite (and very well may fright) members of the entire community.
This year’s spooky tours kick off on October 15 and will run October 16, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tickets are $25 ahead of time and are $30 at the door. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) hourly beginning at 5pm. The final tour leaves at 9pm.
Huguenot Street will also be hosting a trick-or-treat event throughout the historic district on Halloween, Monday, October 31, from 4-6pm.