The Madam Brett Homestead
We are open for tours of the house the Second Saturday of each month, May-December, from 1-4 PM.
The grounds are open every day from dawn-dusk. For Popup Tours and Private Tours please see details under Cost Informaton.
The Teller Avenue & Main Street Bus Stop is located across from the house. Dutchess Loop Routes F- which services Hopewell Junction to Beacon, and Route G, which services Beacon, including the Beacon Train Station. The Beacon Post Office Bus Stop of Route B, which services Poughkeepsie, including the Poughkeepsie Train Station, Wappingers and Fishkill, is a block away. Visit Dutchess County Public Transit for schedule and ticket information.
Second Saturday Tours
April - December:
Basic Price: Adults $10, Children $5
Please call or email
Scheduling is based upon volunteer docent available for date/time requested.
Private Tour Pricing
4 (or fewer) Guests - $30 adult,
5 (or more) Guests $20 adult,
Each tour group is limited to 10 guests per hourly tour.
School Tours- please call or email
Basic Tour Prices Apply
Popup Tours: Tours outside of our regular schedule are offered - basic prices apply. Check our Madam Brett Homestead Facebook Page>>
We accept Credit, Cash & Check.
The front door to the house is up 3 steps. The floors of the house are uneven in places. Chairs are available in each room to sit during the tour. The second floor is accessible via a flight of stairs. A modified tour with pictures of the upper rooms is available upon request.
In order to preserve the house and grounds, we ask:
No food or drink in the house
No pets or animals with the exception of service animals in the house
No interior photography
No smoking on the grounds
Remove any trash or pet waste from the grounds, there are no trash cans available
Explore all Beacon has to offer! The Madam Brett Homestead is located close to many local restaurants, shops, boutiques, cultural centers, and history.
Visit the Madam Brett Park, overlooking the wildlife of the Fishkill Marsh, and the location of Madam Brett's gristmill. Hike to the top of Mount Beacon, and find the 27 foot tall DAR Monument erected by our chapter in 1900, as well as the historic fire observation tower, and the remnants of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway.
Other local cultural and historical sites in the area include Dia:Beacon, Bannerman Castle, the Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Mount Gulian Historic Site, the Howland Cultural Center, and the Beacon Historical Society.
Learn more at the City of Beacon Visiting Guide.