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Mesier Homestead and Museum


Part of the Wappingers Falls Historical District, built 1741 by two Dutchmen, Adolphus and Nicholas Brewer, who settled here and built this Homestead plus several mills along the Wappingers Creek. The Homestead was later sold to Peter Mesier, a Tory loyalist merchant from New York City. Beautiful Victorian details disguise the 18th c. fieldstone core of the historic Brewer-Mesier Homestead, which sits on a village green that has been a public park since 1891. Volunteer-led tours cover the early history of the Homestead and the Village of Wappingers Falls and tell the story of Peter Mesier, his store and the Wappingers Tea Party of 1777. Explore Victorian-era styled rooms and their displays of local antiquities. The Wappingers Historical Society maintains the Brewer-Mesier Homestead and Museum. Part of the tour also features portion of their large collection of Native American artifacts. The Mesier Homestead is open for free tours on the 2nd Sunday of the month, April-December from 1pm-4pm.  Special group tours for other days can be arranged by calling 845-632-1281.


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