William Bull and Sarah Wells Stone House open for tours this Saturday

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  • A dress handmade by Sarah Wells for her daughter Margaret (Photo provided)

— The Bull Stone House and New World Dutch Barn will be open for tours on Saturday, June 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the ILoveNY Path Through History Weekend.

The house and barn, the only example of a New World Dutch Barn still standing in Orange County, are located at the corner of the Sarah Wells Trail and County Route 51. The house is a living museum that, along with the barn, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built circa 1722 by William Bull and Sarah Wells, who were among the first settlers in Orange County. Points of interest are the indoor spring, the pump, the root cellar and the dress handmade by Sarah Wells for her daughter Margaret, as well as many other artifacts of this historic colonial family.

The William Bull and Sarah Wells Stone House Association are participating in this event again this year and opening the historic house museum to visitors interested in local history.

The suggested donation is $2 for children, $3 for adults, and $8 for families. There are walking paths through the woods leading to the historic Hamptonburgh cemetery, where many Bull family members are buried.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Bull Stone House at 496-2855 or email at info@bullstonehouse.org. The website is bullstonehouse.org.

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