Welcome to Historic Huguenot Street, site of a unique American Story. In 1678, a small but brave group of French-speaking Huguenot refugees from what is today southern Belgium and northern France set out to create a community of their own, and so began an American Story that continues today. That special and diverse village is New Paltz, an eclectic, free-thinking town that attracts people from throughout the northeast, the U.S. and the world. Watch the video. June 1 through October 28 HOURS: Monday, Thursday, and Friday: The Visitor Center is open from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Guided tours are offered at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday: The Visitor Center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours are at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.