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Mesier Homestead and Museum


An official Path Through History Site! Part of the Wappingers Falls Historical District, built circa 1741 by Adolphus and Nicholas Brower, who settled here and built this Homestead plus several mills along the Wappingers Creek. Nicholas and his sons were active Patriots, supplying wheat, corn and more, without compensation, to Washington's Army and building a shipyard along the creek from which supplies were sent to the Army at West Point. 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 Brower-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 Brower-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 tours year-round. Special student and group tours can be arranged by calling 845-632-1281. Please visit www.wappingershistoricalsociety.org for full tour details.


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