Mesier Homestead

The Wappingers Historical Society is the custodian of the historic Mesier Homestead in the Village of Wappingers Falls, built in 1741. 


We are very pleased to provide you an opportunity to virtually visit this historic Homestead. The virtual tour is a set of beautiful 360 degree panoramic images of every major room in the Homestead which you can fully control and view.  There is also a clickable point within some rooms which allows you to learn more about a particular item.


We encourage you to come visit us to see the Mesier Homestead in person!  You will learn more about its history, artifacts, and the roles the Brower and Mesier families played in Revolutionary War and the development of Wappingers Falls. For more information, our tour schedule and how you can become a Docent or Greeter, press the "Learn More" button.

Scheduled Mesier Homestead Tours

Discover the history of the Mesier Homestead and the village of Wappingers Falls during our new Signature Experience private tours!  Our Signature Experience  tours allow you to focus on items and topics that are of interest to you.  You will able to interact with the guide, ask questions, take your time looking at the exhibits. 

To learn more about this tour experience and find out what we are doing to keep you safe while on tour,  click "View Scheduled Tours" and go to Signature Experience Private Tours. 


RSVP today to reserve your tour day and time and we will respond to you to confirm the details. We look forward to seeing you at Mesier Homestead!

In our online store:

Have you read this book yet?  “The Birth and Growth of an Old Village” by Edgar Popper provides a comprehensive recording of Village of Wappingers Falls history, including first land owners, prominent families, early factories, major village fires and early fire companies, churches and village businesses throughout the years.  It’s a “must read” for current and past residents of the village and town!

This, and many other books about our area can be found in our online Gift Shop.  Shipping or curbside pick up is available.


Visit the HOMETOWN WAPPINGERS shopping category to see all the unique items we carry that celebrate Wappinger!


Exciting news! We are beginning the restoration of the original 1741-43 portion of the Mesier Homestead so that it can be stabilized and eventually opened to the public. Read about our goals and progress by clicking below, and make a tax-deductible contribution on #GivingTuesday and beyond to this historic building’s preservation. 


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Sinterklaas and Dutch Holiday Traditions

Sinterklaas and Dutch Holiday Traditions

We are celebrating our Dutch roots virtually this year with "Sinterklaas and Dutch Holiday Traditions". In a program especially for kids, learn about the traditions Dutch settlers brought with them to New Netherland - who is Sinterklaas, and how is the holiday celebrated in the home. See videos, hear a special Story Time, and get cookie recipes and craft ideas.  Happy Holidays!

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P.O. Box 174
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

All donations are tax deductible.