Historical Sites
Historical Sites   Location  
 
“The Rising” September 11 Memorial -
An 80-foot-high steel structure honoring Westchester residents who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Kensico Dam Plaza
Valhalla,
Valhalla

 
Bedford 1787 Court House -
Westchester’s oldest government building; northern county seat 1787-1870. Managed by Bedford Historical Society. Court room, museum and 1829 “Stone Jug” School House. Self-guided walking tour of other historic buildings.

Rt. 22 at the Village Green
Bedford, (914) 234-9751
Bedford

 
Croton’s History Museum -
Documents, images and artifacts showcase local history. Maintained by the Croton Historical Society. Open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

One Van Wyck St.
Croton-on-Hudson, (914) 271-4574
Croton-on-Hudson

 
Gold Star Mothers Monument -
Honors mothers who have lost children in service to the USA.

Next to River Branch Library
Yonkers,
Yonkers

 
Hastings Historical Society -
Historic observatory with archives, artifacts and photos of this riverside village incorporated in 1879. Free map: “The Museum in the Streets,” a historic walking tour. Open year-round except holidays, Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

407 Broadway
Hastings-on-Hudson, (914) 478-2249
Hastings-on-Hudson

 
Horace Greeley House / New Castle Historical Society -
Country home of Horace Greeley, 1864-1872, editor of The New York Tribune, Presidential candidate, foe of slavery and advocate of women’s rights. Guided tour and exhibits. Open year-round. Tuesday - Thursday and Sat., 1 - 4 p.m.

100 King St.
Chappaqua, (914) 238-4666
Chappaqua

 
Jacob Purdy House -
Circa-1720 farmhouse was Washington’s base during Battle of White Plains. Open by appointment only.

60 Park Ave.
White Plains, (914) 682-8426
White Plains

 
Jay Heritage Center -
Boyhood home of founding father John Jay, with 1838, Greek revival Peter Augustus Jay House. Tours, exhibitions and events. Carriage House with history exhibit open Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jay House open Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. from May - Sept. and by appointment. Docent-guided and self-guided tours.

210 Boston Post Rd.
Rye, (914) 698-9275
Rye

 
John Jay Homestead - State Historic Site -
Federal style home of America’s first U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice and descendants. Furnished rooms, formal gardens and herb garden. New Carriage Barns and Educational Visitor Center/ Apr.-Oct., Sat.- Wed., 10am-4pm; Nov.-Mar., Sat.-Wed., 10am-3pm Grounds open year round.

400 Rt. 22
Katonah, (914) 232-5651
Katonah

 
Maryknoll Mission Center and Museum -
Interactive exhibits about Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers serving poor and powerless through Africa, Asia and Latin America mission work. Open Tuesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission.

55 Ryder Rd.
Ossining, (914) 941-7636 ext. 2670
Ossining

 

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