Yes, we are open in the winter! The entire downstairs of the Homestead is fully heated and very comfortable, so come in out of the cold and visit us!
Take a walk back in time as you tour this 1741 home of the original settlers of the area that is now the Village of Wappingers Falls. In honor of President's Day, tours on this day will feature information on the special relationship the Homestead's first occupants had with General Washington's Army during the Revolutionary War, as well as various connections certain places within the Village and Town of Wappingers had with sitting Presidents and presidential candidates.
Docent led tours of the Mesier Homestead will take place on Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Tours take place every 1/2 hour beginning at 1pm. The last tour departs at 3:30pm. After the tour, visit our Gift Shop, which features local history books, work by local artists, a selection of children's items and gifts.
In the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on our Facebook page and the tour day will be rescheduled to Sunday, February 23rd.
Come learn about the early history of the Mesier Homestead, beginning in 1741 when a Dutchman and his son 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.
The Homestead is located at 2 Spring Street Wappingers Falls. Group tours for senior citizen groups ,home schoolers, scout troops, school trips and special needs groups can be scheduled by calling (845) 632-1281. First floor is wheel-chair accessible. There is no cost for admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.