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Madam Brett Homestead

50 Van Nydeck Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3326
+1 845-831-6533
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History preserved

This home is open due to the ladies of the daughters of the American revolution on the second... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Mitchell F
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New York City, New York
via mobile
We searched in a number of places and could not fine schedule

Funny how close we were to the place then drove all over town looking for something spectacular. It... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Dietitianwest
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Portland, Oregon
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Well-preserved 18th century home of seven generations of the Brett family.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
13 Aug 2017
“History preserved ”
12 Sep 2016
“We searched in a number of places and could not fine schedule”
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50 Van Nydeck Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3326
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+1 845-831-6533
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This home is open due to the ladies of the daughters of the American revolution on the second Saturday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm. Tours are offered. The home is right behind Main Street. This descendant of colonialists ran a business...More

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Funny how close we were to the place then drove all over town looking for something spectacular. It is the HOMESTEAD, not a mansion. Would like to know when or if it is open to the public for tours or work days or something.

5  Thank Dietitianwest
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I'm a former Beacon native who finally did a tour of the house. It was interesting and the guide was fairly knowledgeable of the history and Madame Brett herself. The upstairs could use some restoration as far as removing the modern light fixtures and restoring...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The most important part of Beacons history. If you really like Beacon, you really must visit! You will get a feel for the " real Beacon," and it's history.

Thank kramer3252
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This historic site, situated just off Main St. in the middle of Beacon is a gem. It is open mostly on Beacon's Second Saturday. The guided tour was informative, the docent full of interesting facts about the family, the house and the area at the...More

1  Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The DAR really needs to be commended on their renovation and maintenance of Madam Brett's Homestead. The Homestead is impeccably kept including the garden out back but I would wish that the locals would stop using the front lawn for their dogs. We had the...More

5  Thank eminker
Reviewed 30 July 2013

very detailed history of one our earliest settlers in Dutchess County--House has many authentic artifacts

2  Thank barbara w
Reviewed 12 June 2013

The Madam Brett Homestead is extremely well-maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The tour was very interesting and informative. Good for anyone looking for a change of pace from the many modern art galleries (they get kind of boring after a while imho)....More

1  Thank CTGranville
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Worth a visit if interested in the history and have some time to browse the area. Good dingi in athe area as well.

2  Thank Jim2525
Reviewed 9 September 2012

The docent provided us with an interesting tour (about an hour) on a 2nd Saturday open house. The house is full of real history and artifacts, including items from the 1700's. The docent was friendly and energetic and knew a great deal about the house....More

2  Thank LCHNJ
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oldflame6
25 June 2017|
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Response from windancer2017 |
The Homestead is open April through December on the second Saturday of each month from 1-4pm for tours. There is a $5 fee and any other donations are accepted.The property is owned and maintained by the Daughters of the... More
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