Four miles south of New Paltz are yet more historic sites administered by the Huguenot Historical Society. Most important among them is Locust Lawn (400 Rte. 32, Gardiner), an elegant Federal-style mansion built by Revolutionary War hero Col. Josiah Hasbrouck in 1814.
After the war, the colonel became one of the wealthiest men in Ulster County. He filled his home with fine period furniture, magnificent china, and paintings by the likes of Ammi Phillips and John Vanderlyn.
Nearby is the considerably more rustic Terwilliger House, built in 1738. A wonderful example of Huguenot and Dutch architecture combined, the stone-and-wood cottage features a wide central hallway, long sloping roof, and creaky front porch.
To arrange a tour of either site, call the Huguenot Historical Society (18 Broadhead Ave., 845/255-1660, www.huguenotstreet.org, 845/255-1660).
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