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White Plains. Things to see, hear or do.
Please check hours of operation. Attractions marked "private" are not open to the public.

White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place, White Plains
Professional theater, music, dance, and children's theater.

Music Conservatory Of Westchester
216 Central Avenue, White Plains.
Music and theatre school founded in 1929. Performances include jazz, symphonic, cabaret and opera performers from. around the world,

Jacob Purdy House
60 Park Avenue
White Plains, NY 10603
Home served as General George Washington's headquarters in 1776 and again in 1778 during the Battle of White Plains. It was built before 1730, repaired and restored in the 1960's and moved to its present location in 1973.
The house is now the headquarters of the White Plains Historical Society.

Miller House
140 Virginia Road
White Plains, NY 10603
Washington's Headquarters and Museum. Used by George Washington during the Battle of White Plains in 1776. Furniture includes table and chair used by Washington.

Monument at White Plains Armory
35 South Broadway
White Plains
Site of the first Westchester County Courthouse where the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time in New York State. The monument in front of the building commemorates the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, in New York State on July 11, 1776.
Armory was erected in 1910. The monument was erected by the White Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1910.

White Plains Rural Cemetery
167 North Broadway
White Plains
First used in 1797. The cemetery office was the first Methodist Church in White Plains built in 1795, burned the same year and rebuilt in 1797.

Percy Grainger Home
7 Cromwell Place
White Plains, NY 10601
Built by the Cromwell family in 1893. Occupied by the composer from 1921 until his death in 1961 and by his widow until 1979. The house is maintained as a museum by the Percy Grainger Society.
To arrange a visit, write to Mr. Stewart Manville, Curator and Archivist, at the Grainger House, or call 914-582-1237 or 914-948-7436.

Good Counsel Academy (private)
52 North Broadway
White Plains
Tilford House Now the Anselm House.
Tilford House was built in 1856 by Eugene T. Preudhomme in for John M. Tilford of Park and Tilford. The house and 15 acres was bought by Good Counsel in 1890. It was moved and enlarged in 1895.
Built in 1867 for William Franklin Dusenbury, a New York carriage manufacturer. The home was purchased by Nathan Hand in 1884 who sold it to Mother Mary Veronica in1894. The home is now used for administrative offices by Good Counsel
Good Counsel Convent
The Convent was built in 1908. It is patterned after medieval convents but followed Spanish mission churches in style.

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.

For more information:

White Plains Historical Society
Jacob Purdy House
60 Park Ave.
White Plains, NY, 10603

Westchester County
Historical Society

White Plains Public Library

Westchester Arts Council

National Register of Historic Places

City of White Plains cityofwhiteplains.com

White Plains City Parks

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