Take a walk back in time as you tour this 1741 home of the original settlers of the area that is now known as the Village of Wappingers Falls.
Docent led tours of the Mesier Homestead will take place on Sunday, March 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Tours take place every 1/2 hour beginning at 1pm. The last tour departs at 3:30pm. In the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on our Facebook page and the tour day will be rescheduled to Sunday, March 22nd.
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.
After the tour, visit our Gift Shop which features local history books, work by local artists, a selection of children's items and gifts.
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.