A group of 5 families, consisting of 12 male heads of household, came to New York and settled in what is now New Paltz. Historic Huguenot Street is made up of a reconstructed church (based on the original) and 5 or so original stone buildings. Guided tours are available within each structure. I LOVED it!
To celebrate the French, Dutch, and American identities, each nation's flag is displayed in the parking lot. The French connection is obvious. After this group of Huguenots left France, they went to the Netherlands. The Dutch were very welcoming and accepting (the Puritans went there too for a while before coming to what would become Massachusetts in 1620). However, both the Huguenots and the Puritans were concerned about retaining their culture and wanted to settle in a new land, so both came to what would become America. The Huguenots settled in New Paltz in the 1670s. Although the land was officially controlled by the British, it had been Dutch before and the Dutch presence remained strong for the next 100 years or so.
The tours start at the reconstructed church. Isn't it beautiful?
The next house is set in the 1920s. You can see the original stone house, but since it is the era of prosperity, the owners have added on. They have a maid, who shows us around.
Here is the front view