Sun, Oct 10|
Free Tour Day with Costumed Docents at Mesier Homestead Historic Site
It's NYS Pathway Through History Weekend and we're offering FREE tours. Plus, our docents will be in period-appropriate costume!
Time & Location
Oct 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Wappingers Falls, 2 Spring St, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA
About the event
In honor of NYS Pathway Through History Weekend, there will be free tours of the 1741 Mesier Homestead in Wappingers Falls with costumed docents! Tours are led by volunteers from the Wappingers Historical Society and include both floors of the main house. Tours offered every 1/2 hour beginning at 1pm. Last tour is at 3:30pm. Update: Our 1pm tour is full; we encourage later tour times such as 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30.
Visitors will learn about the early history of the Mesier Homestead, beginning in 1741 when the Brower family settled here, built the first stone house in the village and developed mills along the Wappingers Creek. Discover the story of Peter Mesier, a Tory loyalist, his store and the Wappingers Tea Party of 1777. Explore the Victorian Era-styled rooms of the Homestead and their displays of local antiquities, and see a portion of our collection of Native American artifacts.