Things To Do

What To Do in Wappinger Falls

Ever hear of the Wappingers Tea Party? It turns out that four years after the much more famous event in Boston, residents of Wappingers Falls were incensed over how much local merchant (and British loyalist) Peter Mesier was charging them for tea. They attacked Mesier, his family, and his servants, and took all the tea. Learn all about it at the Mesier Homestead and Museum, a historic home dating back to 1741. Book ahead for a tour given by the Wappingers Historical Society. 

For water enthusiasts, Wappingers Creek has a launch point for kayaks and canoes. And for residents of the Town of Wappinger, the boat ramp and docks at the historic Chelsea waterfront are open to residents and free of charge starting from the first week of April.