Hauntings and History Meet at Huguenot Street

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Historic stone houses, candlelit tours and centuries-old ghostly tales will converge for a final time this weekend at Haunted Huguenot Street in New Paltz.

Mortals are brought on an hour-long evening tour that not only frightens but educates visitors on the history of the first settlers of New Paltz. According to Director of Marketing & Communications Kaitlin Gallucci, Haunted Huguenot Street is not just about ghosts and haunted houses, but looking at history from a different perspective.

Haunted Huguenot Street’s staff and tour guides bring true New Paltz stories and legends to life for the Halloween season.

Stops along the tour include the Deyo House, burial grounds and the Jean Hasbrouck House. This year, guests will visit the new replica Esopus Munsee wigwam and hear centuries-old Lenape legends. Guests will also hear individual accounts of paranormal activity from people who lived on Huguenot Street.

“Every year, we tap into actual facts, fears and events from the past,” said Kara Gaffken, director of public programming.

This year’s tour was scripted and directed by SUNY New Paltz theatre alumna Amber Neilson.

Tickets are sold out for remaining dates. To be put on the waitlist, call 845-255-1660.

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