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Arranged in order by location. Please confirm hours of operation and check fee schedule.


North Castle Historical Society's Educational Complex
440 Bedford Road, Armonk
Historic Smith's Tavern, Brundage Blacksmith Shop, East Middle Patent One-Room schoolhouse, and 1798 Quaker Meeting House. Captain John Smith's Tavern served as a Colonial militia headquarters stagecoach stop, town hall, voting place, and post office. The Tavern is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
Open for tours April - November, excluding holidays, Wednesday, 2 pm - 4 pm; Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm;

The Studio
2 Maryland Avenue, Armonk
Year-round exhibitions of contemporary art in a variety of media. Outdoor sculpture garden open daily. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday I pm - 5 pm during exhibitions.


Bedford 1787 Court House
Route 22 at the Village Green,
Westchester County's oldest government building and northern county
seat from 1787 to 1870. Courtroom on the first floor has been restored. Second floor has a museum of local history. Open May - October, Thursday - Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm

Bedford Village Green
Restored 1829 School House. Old Burying Ground and Historical Hall, built in 1806 as a Methodist church and moved to its present site in 1837.

Briarcliff Manor

Woodward Hall Theatre at Pace University
235 Elm Rood, Briarcliff Manor
Hudson Stage Company, a professional Actor's Equity company produces new, original, plays.


Van Cortlandt Manor
South Riverside Avenue
Home of New York's prominent Van Cortlandt family, the Manor contains an outstanding collection of American decorative arts, beautiful gardens, a tenant farmer's house, and a. tavern. Museum gift shop and picnic area available. Tours are led by costumed guides. Summer hours, 10 am
- 5 pm, closed Tuesday. Winter hours (November arid December), weekends, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed January - March.

Croton's Little Museum
171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
A collection of documents, pictures and artifacts showing the history of the village of Croton-on-Hudson. Housed in the Croton Free Library and maintamed by the Croton Historical Society. Open Monday, 1 pm - 9 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 9 pm; Wednesday Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm


Horace Greeley House.
New Castle Historical Society
100 King Street, Chappaqua
The furnished summer home of Horace Greeley from 184-1872. Greeley was the editor of The New York Tribune, a presidential candidate in 1872, a foe of slavery and an advocate of women's rights.
Open Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday 1 pm-4 pm.


Eastchester Historical Society
The Marble School
388 California Rd, Eastchester
One-room schoolhouse built in 1835


Westchester Broadway Theatre
I Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
Dinner plus Broadway-caliber performances at the longest-running, year-round professional Equity theatre in New York State.


Ridge Road Park (WCP)
Ridge Road, Hartsdale
170 acre park with picnick facilities, ball fields, playgrounds. Three picknick pavilions.


Hastings Historical Society
407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson
A collection of historic archives, artifacts and photographs of the riverside village. Free tour guide for "The Museum in the Streets," a walking tour of the historic village. Open year-round except holidays, Monday and Thursday, 10 am - 1:45 pm.

Ever Rest
25 Cropsey Lane
Hastings-on-Hudson, 10706
Newington Cropsey Foundation Gallery of Art
Former home and studio of architect and Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey. Built In 1835.ought by Cropsey in 1885. Closed December, January, and August. Open Mondays through Fridays 10am - 1pm


John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
400 Route 22, Katonah
Federal-style residence of America's first U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice and his descendants. Furnished rooms show the lifestyles of Jay and his family. Formal gardens and herb garden. Open
April - October, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday, 11am-4pm. November, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm, Sunday, 11 am-3 pm. call for holiday and winter hours.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Rood, Katonah NY 10536
The Caramoor Museum, housed in historic Mediterranean mansion, holds a collection of renaissance and eastern decorative art. The surrounding grounds include several theme gardens.
Caramoor's two outdoor theaters resonate from May to October with the annual Caramoor International Music Festival. In the fall and spring, opera, jazz and classical music is played indoors in the music room.

Katonah Museum of Art
Route 22 at Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536
Offers a series of changing exhibitions, children's learning center, lectures, tours and concerts. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm.


Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lone, Mamaroneck
Theatre. Musicals. Classical, jazz and children's music. Films.


Maryknoll Sisters Heritage Exhibit
10 Pines Bridge Road, Maryknoll
Documents the history of the Maryknoll Sisters, the first group of American religious women devote to service in foreign countries, Daily, 10 am - 4 pm. Guided tours by appointment.


Wing's Castle
Bangall Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
Castle of stone with a moat and seven towers. Has many antiques. Open May 30 through December.

Mt. Vernon

Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon
Restored Colonial church built 1763-1787 on historic Village Green. Used as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. National Park Service Historic Site. Open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

New Rochelle

Thomas Paine Cottage
20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle

Former home of Thomas Paine, father of the American Revolution and creator of the human rights movement. Rooms furnished with original 18th and 19th century furniture. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundry, 10 am - 5 pm, Friday, 2 pm - 5 pm.

Thomas Paine Memorial Museum
9S3 North Avenue, New Rochelle
Collection of works of Thomas Paine. The Paine monument stands in front of the building. Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm

Fleetwood Stage
44 Wildcliff Drive, New Rochelle.
Professional theater company. Public programs including main-stage productions.

6 Glen Island Park (Park Pass Required) (WCP)
Pelham Road, New Rochelle
Boat launch, Fishing, Picnicking, Hiking, Playground, Refreshments, Swimming beach, Catering Facility.

North Salem

The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Road, North Salem
Asian arts museum featuring changing exhibits and a 3.5-acre Japanese garden. A lovely café on a tree-lined terrace offers gourmet fare. Several special events take place annually (see Calendar). Garden and museum open April -Nov., Wednesday - Saturday, 12 pm - 4 pm.
Tuesday available upon request. Groups by appointment. Call for winter hours.


Ossining Historical Society Museum
196 Croton Avenue, Ossining
1872 Austin House, contains collections and exhibits of antiques and memorabilia reflecting Ossining history from 1765. Maps military artifacts, photographs, furniture and items from Sing Sing Prison. Open Sunday - Thursday, 1 pm - 4 pm.

Ossining Urban Cultural Park Museum
95 Broadway, Ossining
Exhibits, "Up the River: Sing Sing Prison," and "Down the River: The Old Croton Aqueduct." The prison display includes a replica, of the Sing Sing electric chair, a prison cell from 1825.
The Old Croton Aqueduct exhibit describes the 40-mile-long aqueduct built in 1643. Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

Sparta Cemetery
Revolutionary Road, Ossining
Grave site for village's early settlers and 119 Revolutionary War through World War II veterans. New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. Maintained by the Ossining Historical Society Museum.


Peekskill Museum
124 Union Avenue, Peekskill
Herriek House, one of Peekskill's most famous Victorian houses, features artifacts relating to
Peekskill history. Three permanent exhibits: the Ladies Victorian Bedroom, the Marion Boyle Children's Room and the Peekskill Stove Collection. Open Saturdays, June - December, 1 pm - 3 pm.

Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street, Peekskill
Exhibits of, and programs on, contemporary art. Permanent, long term and rotating exhibits. Educational programs. Saturday and Sunday, II am - 6 pm or by appointment.

Peekskill Artists District - Open Studios
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill
914-734-1 S94
Guided tours of art galleries, studios and residential art lofts in and around the growing
downtown art district of Peekskill.

Paramount Center for the Arts
1008 Brown Street, Peekskill
1930's movie palace. Offers a range of entertainment including classical music, comedy, drama, art exhibits, programs for children and more.

Blue Mountain Reservation (WCP)
Welcher Avenue, Peekskill, New York
1500 acre Blue Mountain Reservation has miles of trails. Paths for biking and walking. Two mountains to climb.


Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road, Pleasantville
Nonprofit 3-screen theater. Documentary and foreign films. Discussions by producers, actors, authors, critics and scholars.

Pound Ridge

Pound Ridge Museum
255 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
Pound Ridge history housed in the former Lecture Room built in 1853. Open Saturday and Sunday, March - December 3, 2 pm-4 pm.

Port Chester

Bush Homestead
479 King Street, Port Chester
914-939-8918 (appointment only)
Bush family farmhouse built in the 1740's. Headquarters for General Israel Putnam during the American Revolutionary War.

The Capitol Theater
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY
Built in 1926, this 1,700-seat theater presents major musical performers as well as regional acts. The interior's Mediterranean decor is also a major attraction.


The Performing Arts Center
Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Large regional performing art center. 70 performances yearly include dance, classical music, jazz, and theater and family events. The Center houses five theaters. A cafe is on site.

Neuberger Museum Of Art
Purchase College SUNY
735 Andersen Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Permanent collection includes works by artists Milton Avery, Jackson Pollack, Romare
Bearden, Georgia 0'Keeffe and others. 12 changing exhibitions of modem, contemporary and African art annually. Outdoor sculpture by Henry Moore, Alexander Liberman, Andy Goldsworthy and others. The Neuberger offers lectures, workshops, gallery tours and concerts.
Open Tuesday - Friday. 10 am-4 pm, weekends, Sat-Sun 11am- 5 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden
PepsiCo World Headquarters
Anderson Hill Rood, Purchase
914-253-2001 (for directions)
168 acres of gardens, which harmonize, with 45 major pieces of contemporary, sculpture, including works by Moore, Nevelson, and Rodin.
Free, self-guided tours.
Map available at the Information Booth.
Open November I - March 31, 7 am- 4:30 pm;
April I - October 31, 7 am - 7 pm.


Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Rood, Rye
Boy-hood home of American founding father John Jay and the partially restored Greek Revival home built in 1838 by Jay's son Peter Augustus Jay.
Open Sunday, April through November, 1 pm-4 pm and by appointment.
Brochures for the Boston Post Road Historic District walking tour are available.

Square House Museum
One Purchase Street, Rye
Former tavern built in 1730 famous for hosting George Washington. Period rooms include the kitchen, bedroom and, ballroom. Headquarters of the Rye Historical Society. Open Tuesday - Friday 9 am-4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
www. ryehistoricalsociety. org


Cudner-Hyatt House
937 Post Road, Scarsdale
Two-story, clapboard farmhouse built in 1734 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mid-19th century furnishings, textiles and tools. Open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. Weekends by appointment.

Bendheim Performing Arts Center
999 Wilmot Rood, Scarsdale
914-472-3300 ext. 403
Musical and. theatrical performances

Saxon Woods Golf Course (WCP)
Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
700 acre 18 hole golf designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1931. All tees as well as several greens have been completely renovated.
Full service pro shop offering apparel, equipment and lessons. Locker rooms, Practice green, Driving Range, Restaurant and catering.

Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate
Sleepy Hollow
See: Hudson Valley estates

Philipsburg Manor
Route 9, Sleepy Hollow
See: Hudson Valley estates

Union Church Of Pocantico Hills
555 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow
Ten stained-glass windows by modern masters Henri Matisse and Mare Chagall, gifts of
the Rockefeller family. Open Monday, to Friday, 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am. - 5 pm, Sunday, 2 pm - 5 pm (unless church activities are being held) Closed January - March.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Route 9, Sleepy Hollow
Final resting place of Washington Irving, William Rockefeller, Walter Chrysler, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Gompers. Also seventy Revolutionary War soldiers. Gates are open every day, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Kingsland Point Park (WCP)
Palmer Avenue, Off Route 9, Sleepy Hollow
Park and Hudson River lighthouse.


Somers Historical Society and Museum of the Early American Circus
Routes 100 & 202, Somers
In the Elephant Hotel, a national historic landmark built by Hachaliah Bailey. Permanent exhibits on circus and local history. Open Thursday, 1 pm - 4 pm, and the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 1 pm-4 pm.

Westchester Veterans Museum
Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
Route 35, Somers
Photographs, paintings, prints, and military memorabilia from the Revolutionary War to present. Open from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.


Sunnyside, Washington lrving's home
West Sunnyside Lone, Tarrytown
See: Hudson Valley estates

635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
See: Hudson Valley estates

Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground
42 North Broadway, Tarrytown
Considered the oldest functioning church in New York State. Built by Frederick Philipse in 1685, its thick stone walls were meant to withstand Indian attacks. Cemetery tours are given every Sunday at 2
pm, Memorial Day weekend - the end of October. October - April are by appointment only.

The Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street, Tarrytown
A magnificent 1885 National landmark and the oldest operating theater in Westchester. Plays, musicals, operas, films and dance performances.


Westchester Community College
75 Grassland Road, Valhalla
A variety of musical, dance and theatrical events.

Kensico Dam Plaza
Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
Festivals, Playgrounds, Bicycling Fishing Hiking/walking skating Ice Skating Refreshments

White Plains

See White Plains for attractions.

Saxon Woods Park (WC Park Pass Required) (WCP)
Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
700 acre park with the county's largest swimming pool, picnic area, miniature golf, hiking and cycling trails.

Cranberry Lake Preserve (WCP)
Old Orchard Street, N. White Plains
190-acre nature preserve comprised of forest, wetlands, and a 10-acre lake. Three miles of trails, including a loop around the lake and others traversing the preserve. Hiking, bird watching, nature studies and cross country skiing.

Silver Lake Preserve (WCP)
Lake Street, East White Plains
236 acre preserve of overlooking Silver Lake. Hiking, fishing and nature study.


Philipse Manor Hall
State Historic Site
Warburton Avenue and Dock Street,
Yonkers 965-4027
See: Hudson Valley estates

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers,
Glenview, a vintage Hudson River home, feature exhibitions of American art, history and science. Andrus planetarium. Aquarium. Cafe. Wednesday-Sunday, noon - 5 pm. Friday, noon - 6 pm.

Sherwood House
340 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
1740 tenant farmhouse is a well-preserved example of Anglo-Dutch homes. Open Sundays in May, June, September and October.

George E. Rutledge Police Museum
3914-37-7206 (appointment only)
Collection of police artifacts and photos tracking the history of the Yonkers Police Department from its inception in 1871.

Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Museum
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights
Museum has furnished period rooms circa 1750-1850. Exhibit on the lives of the Mohegan Indians.
Antique farm equipment, trains, and dollhouse miniatures. Open Tuesday and Thursday 11 am - 4 pm; Sunday, noon - 3 pm.

Yorktown Stage
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights
A 550-seat regional theater offering Broadway musicals, opera and dance.

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