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Madam Brett Homestead

Madam Brett Homestead Review

The oldest surviving home in Dutchess County, this white-clapboard dwelling housed seven generations of the Brett family from 1709 to 1954. During the Revolutionary War the homestead was used to store military supplies, and George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette attended a Christmas party here. Original furnishings include 18th- and 19th-century pieces; hand-hewn beams, handcrafted shingles, and wide-board floors are among the architectural details.

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  • Address: 50 Van Nydeck Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 | Map It
  • Phone: 845/831–6533
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Apr.–Dec., 2nd Sat. each month 1–4, or by appointment
  • Location: Beacon

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