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 All Bedford Village Listings10506, hamlets, bedford hills, bedford village, katonah, history of bedford, about bedford village, bedford village memorial park, biking, hiking, fishing, ward pound ridge reservation,  largest park, fun day, out with the kids, historic sites

 Bedford Village Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

Bedford Village Court House oldest Westchester County Government Building historic landmark Historical Society museum museums Bedford-Historical-Society | Westchester Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787

914-234-9751 
  The Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787 is located in Bedford Village. The Court House is the oldest Westchester County Government Building and one of only three Court Houses in New York State built before 1800. It is Bedford's historic landmark of the days from 1788 to 1870 when Bedford was a county seat more populous than White Plains. The Court House was restored once in 1889 and again between 1965 and 1970 when its Court Room was returned to its original dignity. The Bedford Museum is housed on the second floor. The Town owns the building and the Historical Society maintains the interior and operates the museums that are open to the public from May to October. Press blue button for the Bedford Historical Society and more historic properties. Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787 | Westchester  website and more . . .

General Store c1838 Bedford Village Old Burying Ground Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic General Store c1838

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  The General Store c1838 is located in Bedford Village. Country store, post office and for many years an antique shop, this small building stood originally on Pound Ridge Road. It was moved to its current site next to the Old Burying Ground in 1890. Purchased by the Bedford Historical Society in 1968, it is currently leased to Travel Trends and G. Henschel, Architects. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic General Store c1838 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Bedford-Historical-Hall Bedford-Historical-Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Hall c1806

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  Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Historic Hall.

Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Historic Hall Bedford Historic Hall is located in Bedford Village. Bedford Historic Hall was moved to its present site in 1837 by twenty yoke of oxen. Historical Hall was the impetus for the founding of the Bedford Historical Society. In 1916, a group of citizens purchased the building to preserve it and prevent it from being turned into a tenement. It has been improved and maintained by the Society ever since and is used for private parties, meetings and exhibitions. Bedford Historic Hall c1806 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Jackson House c1857 Bedford Village Court House Bedford Station Bedford Hills Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Jackson House c1857

914-234-9751 
  The Jackson House c1857 is located in Bedford Village. The corner property on Court Road was purchased by the Society in 1946 to protect the adjacent Court House. Built by George W. Jackson, the house was owned in the 1860's and 1870's by the town's livery stable proprietor, Cyrus K. Saunders, who also ran the stage to Bedford Station, now Bedford Hills. In 1998, the original building underwent extensive structural and cosmetic renovations; in 2001, the annex was restored and in 2006, the two interior spaces were reconnected. The building is currently leased to Wendy's Closet, a women's clothing store. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic Jackson House c1857 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Bedford Historic Library c1807 Bedford-Village Bedford-Academy Historical Society Bedford-Free-Library Bedford-Historical-Society properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Library c1807

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  The Bedford Historic Library c1807 is located in Bedford Village. Until 1902, this was the Bedford Academy, one of Westchester's first classical schools. The Corporation of Bedford Academy gave the building to the Historical Society in 1972. It is currently leased for $1 a year to the Bedford Free Library who is responsible for its maintenance. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic Library c1807 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Lounsbery Building c1906 Bedford Village Greek Revival Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Lounsbery Building c1906

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  The Lounsbery Building c1906 is located in Bedford Village. Also of Greek Revival style, the store adjoining the Post Office was put up by Richard P. Lounsbery to replace a nearby one that had been burned down. It was the village A & P for many years. In 1972, it was purchased by the Society who maintains its offices on the second floor. The ground floor is currently leased to the Horse Connection. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic Lounsbery Building c1906 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Bedford Post Office, Bedford Village, Greek Revival, Post Office, Bedford Historical Society, c1838,  historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Post Office c1838

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Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Post Office The Post Office c1838 is located in Bedford Village. An example of Greek Revival style, the Post Office was originally a harness shop. It has been the village Post Office since around 1900. It first stood next to the Library but was moved in 1930 to make room for the Fire House. It was purchased in 1972 by the Society and enlarged in 1975 so that the Post Office could remain in the village. Bedford Historic Post Office c1838 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Bedford Village Stone Jug Museum Court House Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic School House c1829

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  Click to enlarge photo of Old School House in Bedford Village.

Click to enlarge photo of Bedford School House The School House c1829 is located in Bedford Village. This small stone building on the Green, often called the Stone Jug, was the village school from 1829 to 1912. From 1913 to 1969 it housed the Bedford Museum which was moved to the second floor of the renovated Court House. The School House was then restored to its original use as a 19th century one-room school. It is open to the public from May to October. Bedford Historic School House c1829 | Westchester  website and more . . .

Bedford-Historical-Society historic Town Village Green Bedford's history historic-buildings museumshistorical tours exhibits | Westchester Bedford Historical Society

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  The Bedford Historical Society is a non-profit, educational institution committed to preserving our historic Town and original Village Green, to educating students of all ages in Bedford's unique history and to interpreting our collections for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Bedford Historical Society | Westchester  website and more . . .

photo, photo of Sutton Clock Tower, Sutton Clock Tower, country home in Bedford, Town of Bedford, Historical Society, historic properties | Westchester Bedford Sutton Clock Tower

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Click to enlarge photo of Sutton Clock Tower. At the comer of Guard Hill and Succabone Roads stands a tall, handsome brick tower which is a landmark and a source of joy and some amusement to the townspeople. This is the famous Sutton Clock Tower, and this is the story behind it. Bedford Sutton Clock Tower | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Cortlandt Manor Listings10567, history, about cortlandt, northwestern corner, history and antiquities, things to do, places to go, around cortlandt, activities, attractions, state parks in cortlandt, golf courses in westchester, antique shops, outdoor activities, nature walk

 Cortlandt Manor Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10567, Aaron Copland, Cortlandt Manor, NY, Nonet for strings, Emblems for symphonic band, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson, Duo for flute and piano, Attractions at Copland House in Cortlandt Manor, 
Guided tours of Rock Hill, Tour home of Aaron Copland | Westchester Copland House in Cortlandt Manor

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  The Aaron Copland House, known as Rock Hill, home where Aaron Copland lived and composed for over 30 years, is located at 1538 Washington Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 in northern Westchester County.

From Copland House: "The house known as Rock Hill was built around 1940 on Lower Washington Street, in a section of the city of Peekskill that subsequently became Cortlandt Manor. Originally constructed by an architect for himself and his family, the six-room, prairie-style house and separate garage with duplex apartment sit atop 2.5 secluded, hilly acres in a quiet residential area. As you leave the road and ascend a long, winding driveway through the woods, Rock Hill gradually comes into view. Your first impressions are of lush woods and stone walls. Large picture windows afford a glimpse of knotty pine within.

"Aaron Copland gave up his Manhattan apartment and studio for good in 1947. He initially rented a house on the banks of the Hudson River and then bought his first home in 1952 in Ossining. Quickly outgrowing the latter, he bought Rock Hill in 1960, and moved in following that summer's Tanglewood Festival. He was still surrounded by unpacked cartons when journalists from Time and Newsweek visited the house to interview him for his coming 60th birthday in November. Though born and raised in Brooklyn and a city-dweller for many years, Copland adored country living, and this house in particular. His memoirs convey the excitement of his initial impression of Rock Hill: Copland House in Cortlandt Manor | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Cross River Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

largest park in Westchester County, hiking trails, fishing spots, birding, biking trails, playgounds are available for younger children, Trailside Nature Museum, Things To Do, Art Exhibits, Camping, Equestrian Trails & Horseback Riding, Fishing | Westchester Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Cross River

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  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre park, is the largest park in Westchester County. The park is divided in area between the towns of Pound Ridge and Lewisboro. The northern one-third of the park is in Lewisboro and the remaining two-thirds of the park are in Pound Ridge.

Click to enlarge picture of "Visitor Center at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation".

Ward Pound Ridge Visitor Center As you drive into the park and up to the main entrance booth, you'll see the visitor center on your right and the Art Center a short distance ahead, on your left. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Cross River | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
 All Croton-on-Hudson Listings10520, village of croton-on-hudson, history, croton landing, croton and new croton dams, new croton aqueduct, croton dam, about croton-on-hudson, activities, attractions, things to do, places to go, fishing, children, kids, picnic at a croton-on-hudson

 Croton-on-Hudson Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

Croton Point, Park, activities, camping, hiking, swimming, wine cellars, Things To Do, Birthday Parties, Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking, Historic Wine Cellars, Museum, Nature Study, Playground, Swimming Beach, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing | Westchester Croton Point Park

914-862-5290 
  Croton Point Park, a 508-acre property, is located at Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County. Find many historical features at Croton Point, including Historic School House, Wine Cellar, Wine Cottage, and more. Croton Point Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

Croton River, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, working estate, history, Historic Landmark, Georgian, Federal period furnishings, Hudson River Valley, post-revolutionary, Attractions, Gardens, Guided tours, for the kids, children, costumed guides | Westchester Van Cortlandt Manor "Historic Site"

914-631-8200 
  Van Cortlandt Manor is located on South Riverside Ave, off Route 9, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, in one of the River Towns of Westchester County. Van Cortlandt Manor, situated on the banks of the Croton River, is a working estate and elegant country house that brings the new nation period vividly to life. The history of the estate is richly documented and the manor house contains primarily original furnishings, which provides an element of authenticity rarely seen in house museums.

A National Historic Landmark, the 18th-century stone manor house is the centerpiece of the property. It features a fine collection of Georgian and Federal period furnishings, many original to Van Cortlandt Manor. Of particular note is an extraordinary kitchen on the ground floor, with original hearth, beehive oven, and extensive collection of cooking equipment and utensils. Also on the grounds is an 18th-century tavern situated on the historic Albany Post Road at the site of a ferry crossing over the Croton River. The tavern showcases a collection of vernacular Hudson River Valley furnishings and evokes fascinating tales of travel and transport in the post-revolutionary period. Van Cortlandt Manor  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Dobbs Ferry Listings10522, history, river towns, river town, hudson river, hudson river valley, south, southern, southwest, southwestern, hudson river, hudson river valley

 Dobbs Ferry Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10522, Dobbs Ferry, NY, History, National Historic Landmark, historic sites, museum, horseback riding, biking, bird watching, cross country skiing, activities, Biking, Birding, Bridle Path, Hiking, Nature Trails, Self Guided Tours, Winter Activities | Westchester Old Croton Aqueduct "State Historic Park"

914-693-5259 
  Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park is located at 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

A Bit of History about Old Croton Aqueduct
"During the 1830s New York City was in dire need of a fresh water supply to combat the steady rise of disease and to fight numerous fires that often engulfed large tracts of businesses and homes. After numerous proposals and an abandoned plan two years into its production, construction of an unprecedented magnitude began in 1837 under the expertise of John Bloomfield Jervis. The proposed plan called for a 41 mile aqueduct and dam to be built in order to run water from the Croton River to New York City. Three to four thousand workers, mostly Irish immigrants earning up to $1.00 per day, completed the masonry marvel in just five years. In 1842 water flowed into above ground reservoirs located at the present sites of the New York Public Library and the Great Lawn of Central Park. Throngs of people attended the formal celebration held on October 14th and celebrated with "Croton cocktails" - a mix of Croton water and lemonade." Old Croton Aqueduct  "State Historic Park" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Hastings-on-Hudson Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10706, Home and Studio, Gothic Revival-style villa, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Cropsey's paintings, art and culture, traditional classicism, Things To Do at Cropsey Home and Studio, Hudson River School artist | Westchester Cropsey Home and Studio

914-478-7990 
  Cropsey Home and Studio, a Gothic Revival-style villa overlooking the Palisades, is located at 49 Washington Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 in southern Westchester County.

From Cropsey Home: "The Newington-Cropsey Foundation was founded in 1977 for the purpose of preserving and displaying the home and paintings of Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900), Hudson River School artist. The Cropsey home, Ever Rest, has been on the National Register of Historic Homes since the early 1970's. In 1994, the Gallery of Art was completed, enabling the foundation to display more of the permanent collection of Cropsey's paintings, in addition to providing exhibition space for temporary and traveling exhibits. The new building also houses the archives of Cropsey's writings and papers as well as a small research library. Cropsey Home and Studio | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Irvington-on-Hudson Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10533, Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, multipurpose concert hall/music theater, Town Hall in downtown Irvington, municipal halls, Children's Theater, Box Office, House Map | Westchester Irvington Town Hall Theater

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  The Irvington Town Hall Theater is located at 85 Main Street, Irvington, New York 10533. The Irvington Town Hall Theater was built in 1902 in the Classic Revival Style. Designed by A. J. Manning and patterned after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC, the Theater is a multipurpose concert hall/music theater located on the entire third floor of Town Hall in downtown Irvington, New York. The 432-seat theater features an orchestra, mezzanine, balcony and six gold leafed boxes, a proscenium stage and thrust complete with five backstage dressing rooms. Theater patrons sit in intimate ambiance. Gleaming white columns and Ionic capitals set off the warm ivory interior. The walls are wainscoted in warm oak. Victorian chandeliers and sconces were copied from the originals, during the restoration to its original elegance in 1980. A plush red stage curtain and a forty-two foot high skylight complete the setting. Architecturally significant, the Theater is listed on the national Register of Historic Places. Irvington Town Hall Theater | Westchester  website and more . . .

local park, ballfields, playground, comfort station, picnic pavilion, South County Trailway, Great Hunger Memorial, Things To Do, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Ice Skating, Picnicking, Playground, | Westchester V. E. Macy Park

914-946-8133 
  V. E. Macy Park is a 172-acre park centrally located at Saw Mill River Road, Irvington, New York. The park is actually divided into three distinct areas with slightly different atmospheres. One part functions as a local park with ballfields, a playground, comfort station and picnic pavilion. Another includes Woodlands Lake, fishing, ice skating, access to the South County Trailway, and 500 feet of the former Putnam Division Railroad. The final area is largely undeveloped. V. E. Macy Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Katonah Listings10536, history, town history, about katonah, activities, attractions, things to do, hamlets, katonah, biking, hiking, fishing, katonah memorial park, antiquing, antique shops in katonah, historic sites, john jay homestead, historic site, children

 Katonah Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10536 Hudson River Valley pre-concert picnic Music Festival House Museum Gardens Upcoming Concerts 
orchestra St. Luke's art artists classical classics festival festivals concert concerts chamber opera vocal caberet jazz paintings sculptures | Westchester Caramoor Center for Music and Arts

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  Caramoor Center for Music and Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Caramoor is a magnificent estate dedicated to the Performing Arts. Throughout the year, Caramoor offers musical experiences to be enjoyed by everyone. Programs include Great Artists in the Music Room, Caramoor Classics, Programs for Families, Cabaret, Vocal Gala, Jazz, Festivals, and more. Caramoor Center for Music and Arts | Westchester  website and more . . .

Historic Site, Westchester, Bedford, Founding Fathers, Treaty of Paris, Revolutionary War, Federalist Papers, first Chief Justice, Supreme Court, historic house, guided tour, First Chief-Justice of the United States, Declaration of Independence | Westchester John Jay Homestead "State Historic Site"

914-232-5651 
  John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located at 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536 in Westchester County. John Jay Homestead  "State Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .

10536, Farm, interpretive farm, Katonah, NY, dairy farm, Park, educational programs, hike,  hiking trails, petting and feeding, farm animals, Things To Do at Muscoot Farm, Art Exhibit, Art Gallery, Birthday Parties, Museum, Kids attractions | Westchester Muscoot Farm

914-864-7282 
  Muscoot Farm, a 777-acre interpretive farm is located at 51 Route 100 in Katonah, NY 10536 in Westchester County.

From the owner: "Muscoot Farm was originally a "Gentleman's Farm" founded by Ferdinand T. Hopkins in 1880 and operated as a dairy farm until Westchester County acquired the property in the late 1960s. Today, Muscoot Farm is a Westchester County Park that strives to preserve and interpret its agrarian past. Visitors may stroll through the original barns, visit with the animals, participate in educational programs or hike the many miles of trails. There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres." Muscoot Farm | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Mount Kisco Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10549, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, County Park, musical, educational, and public programs, Copland House at Merestead Concert, Attractions at Copland House at Merestead, Concerts, Formal gardens, Educational Programs, Georgian Revival mansion, Historic Site | Westchester Copland House at Merestead

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  Copland House at Merestead is located at 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County. Merestead (farmland in Scottish) was designed and built in 1906–07 by famed architects Delano & Aldrich as the country home of William Sloane, President of the W & J Sloane Furniture Company, and his family.

From Copland House: "Sloane’s son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patterson, Jr., gave this majestic property to the people of Westchester. A County Park, the 130-acre estate includes a 26-room Georgian Revival mansion, carriage house, farm buildings, formal gardens, natural woodlands, rolling hills and meadows, and over two miles of trails. Copland House at Merestead | Westchester  website and more . . .

10549, Copland House, Mt. Kisco, NY, educational, cultural, intellectual, historical, recreational purposes, Georgian Revival mansion, carriage house, formal gardens, natural woodlands, events and tickets, school and community programs, Attractions | Westchester Copland House at Merestead

914-788-4659 
  Copland House at Merestead is located at 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY in Westchester County. "Merestead (“farmland” in Scottish) was designed and built in 1906–07 by famed architects Delano & Aldrich as the country home of William Sloane, President of the W & J Sloane Furniture Company, and his family. Copland House at Merestead | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Mount Vernon Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10550, National Historic Site, Mount Vernon, NY , History of St. Paul's Church, about Saint Paul's Church, Things To Do at Saint Paul's Church, Cemetery Tour, Guided Tour of Church, Living History Program, Organ Concert, Outdoor Music Festival | Westchester Saint Paul's Church "Historic Site"

914-667-4116 
  Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site is located at 897 South Columbus Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 in Westchester County.

    History of St. Paul's Church
    "In 1763, the people of Eastchester, New York began building the present stone and brick church building of St. Paul’s. It was an upgrade, a replacement for a small, square wooden meetinghouse building, which stood about 60-80 yards west of the current church. The wooden meeting house had been in use since 1700, and by the 1760s, Eastchester was a larger, wealthier town, deserving a more substantial building for public use. It was also the end of the French and Indian War, a time of great celebration, optimism and wealth in the colonies, with the long-dreaded French rivals vanquished from North America. The new church was partly a celebration of that momentous victory of England and her colonies over France.
Saint Paul's Church  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All New Rochelle Listings10801, history, about new rochelle, things to do, places to visit, activities, attractions, restaurants, dining, buying a home in new rochelle, concert, golf course, antique stores, children, park, kids, parks in new rochelle, playground, movies, shopping

 New Rochelle Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10804, Thomas Paine, New Rochelle, NY, oldest historical associations in the United States, works of Thomas Paine, history, preeminent founder of the United States of America, Thomas Paine Memorial Building, American inventor | Westchester Thomas Paine National Historical Association

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  Thomas Paine National Historical Association is located at 983 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804. "The Thomas Paine National Historical Association, founded January 29, 1884 in New York City, is among the oldest historical associations in the United States. Our mission, to educate the world about the life, times and works of Thomas Paine, is designed to ensure Paine's rightful place in history as the preeminent founder of the United States of America. He was, in fact, the first person to coin this phrase. In the course of his lifetime, Paine was an outstanding political and social influence upon the entire world." Thomas Paine National Historical Association | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Rockefeller Estate, historic site, Sleepy Hollow, NY, River Towns of Westchester, Hudson Valley landmark, architecture, gardens, scenery, Things To Do at Kykuit, history, Art Galleries, Coach Barn, Garden terraces, Scenic Views, Sculpture Collection | Westchester Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate "Historic Site"

914-631-8200 
  Kykuit Rockefeller Estate, an historic site of the National Trust, is located in Pocantico Hills, New York. However, all tours begin at 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

Click to enlarge photo of Kykuit, Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow.

Click to enlarge photo of Kykuit Rockefeller Historic Site Kykuit, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained. Completed in 1913, Kykuit reveals the fascinating history of four generations of the Rockefeller family.
Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate  "Historic Site" | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .

photo, Attractions Union Church, Pocantico Hills, stained glass windows, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Rockefeller, Kykuit, Museum of Modern Art | Westchester Union Church of Pocantico Hills "Historic Site"

914-631-8200 
  Click to enlarge photo of Union Church in Pocantico.

Click to enlarge photo of Union Church in Pocantico. The Union Church of Pocantico Hills features stained glass windows created by two modern masters: Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Commissioned as memorials by members of the Rockefeller family whose estate, Kykuit, is nearby, the windows include the final work of Matisse, completed just two days before his death, and the only cycle of church windows created by Chagall in the United States. Union Church of Pocantico Hills  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Pound Ridge Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

photo of Historic Farm in Pound Ridge, beautiful rural area of Westchester County, quiet village, Historic Places, Things To Do in Pound Ridge, Antique Shopping, Boutique Stores, Festivals in Pound Ridge | Westchester Pound Ridge Historic Farm "Scenic Pound Ridge"

 
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Click to enlarge photo of Pound Ridge Historic Farm These historic barns are part of an 18th century farm located in Pound Ridge, NY. Pound Ridge, located only 50 miles north of Manhattan, is a beautiful rural area of Westchester County. Pound Ridge Historic Farm  "Scenic Pound Ridge" | Westchester  more . . .

10576, Historical, history, history of Pound Ridge, history of our community, American heritage, museum/library, Town Hall, Historical Society, events, about Pound Ridge Historical Society | Westchester Pound Ridge Historical Society

914-764-4333 
  The Pound Ridge Historical Society is located at 255 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, NY 10576 in Westchester County.

"The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially the history of Pound Ridge and environs. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage." Pound Ridge Historical Society | Westchester  website and more . . .

largest park in Westchester County, hiking trails, fishing spots, birding, biking trails, playgounds are available for younger children, Trailside Nature Museum, Things To Do, Art Exhibits, Camping, Equestrian Trails & Horseback Riding, Fishing | Westchester Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Pound Ridge

914-864-7322 
  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre park, is the largest park in Westchester County. The park is divided in area between the towns of Pound Ridge and Lewisboro. The northern one-third of the park is in Lewisboro and the remaining two-thirds of the park are in Pound Ridge.

Click to enlarge picture of "Visitor Center at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation".

Ward Pound Ridge Visitor Center As you drive into the park and up to the main entrance booth, you'll see the visitor center on your right and the Art Center a short distance ahead, on your left. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Pound Ridge | Westchester  photos, website and more . . .
 All Rye Listings10580, history of the city of rye, new york, schools, rye school districts, historical landmarks, about rye, hiking, golf courses in rye, antique stores, birding in rye, place for children, kids, time to eat, rye restaurants, buying a home in rye

 Rye Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley

10580, Rye, Jay Heritage Center, Founding Father, John Jay, historic, first Chief Justice, historic Boston Post Road,  National Historic Landmark, history, America’s Treasures Program, African American Heritage Trail, tour | Westchester Jay Heritage Center

914-698-9275 
  Jay Heritage Center, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 20 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 in Westchester County.

"The Jay Estate in Rye is the childhood home of one of our nation’s greatest leaders and Founding Fathers, John Jay (1745-1829). Thanks to the efforts of its subsequent owners who cherished it and community advocates who saved it, this sylvan and historic 23 acre oasis, once part of an expansive 400 acre farm, still boasts a magnificent view to Long Island Sound and is now open to the public. For visitors, it provides a rare and truly breathtaking window into our past and a glimpse of the horizons that Jay and his descendants saw for our new country. Jay Heritage Center | Westchester  website and more . . .

10580, Rye, NY, family amusement park, rides for children and adults, free entertainment, beach, pool, boardwalk, pier on scenic Long Island Sound, lake boating, picnic area, mini golf, indoor ice-skating, amusement park | Westchester Playland Amusement Park, Beach & Pool

914-813-7010 
  Playland Amusement Park and Pool, located at 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580 in southern Westchester County, is a Metro New York family amusement park and entertainment center. Featuring more than fifty rides for children and adults, Playland also offers free entertainment and has a beach, pool, boardwalk, and pier on scenic Long Island Sound, lake boating, picnic area, mini-golf and indoor ice-skating.Playland Amusement Park is America's only government owned and operated amusement park.

Things To Do at Playland Amusement Park aka Rye Playland. Playland Amusement Park, Beach & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow, lighthouses, Sleepy Hollow, Hudson River, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Kingsland Point Lighthouse, Caisson-style lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge | Westchester 1883 Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

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  Click to enlarge photo of 1883 Tarrytown Lighthouse.

Click to enlarge photo of Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse at dusk.
The sign along the bridge that leads to the lighthouse reads:
    "The Tarrytown Lighthouse Bridge
        Designed and Constructed
                      By
        The Westchester County
    Department of Public Works
                    1975"
1883 Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse | Westchester  more . . .

Historic Site, British spy Major John Andre, Andre Monument, British spy, American Revolution, History, Historic Preservation Society, treachery of Benedict Arnold, Major John André in the American Revolution, Benedict Arnold | Westchester André Captors' Monument "Historic Site - Sleepy Hollow"

 
  Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow.

Click to enlarge photo of the plaque at base of the Captors' Monument at Patriots Park.

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" The people of Westchester County have erected this monument as well to commemorate a great event as to testify their high estimation of that integrity and patriotism which, rejecting every temptation rescued the United States from most imminent peril by baffling the arts of a spy and the plots of a traitor, Dedicated October 7th 1853 "


"This plaque was placed here under the auspices of the bicentennial celebration committee, to preserve for posterity the text, of the original inscription carved in stone. Unveiled September 6, 1980.
"
André Captors' Monument  "Historic Site - Sleepy Hollow" | Westchester  more . . .

Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, photo of Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, villages of Tarrytown and North Tarrytow, photo of Washington Irving's Gravestone,  photo of Washington Irving's Gravestone, Washington Irving, Sunnyside | Westchester Historic Sites in Sleepy Hollow

 
  Click to enlarge photo of the sign at the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow.

Click to enlarge photo of sign at Old Dutch Church.
The sign reads:
"The Old
DUTCH CHURCH
Of Sleepy Hollow, Built 1697
By Frederick Philipse, First
Lord of the Manor. In Use
Since Except in Revolution"

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery surrounds the Old Dutch Burying Ground and Old Dutch Church, but neither is affiliated with the cemetery. Washington Irving himself is laid to rest at the south end of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery overlooking the grounds of the Old Dutch Church. Historic Sites in Sleepy Hollow | Westchester  photos and more . . .

Old Dutch Burying Ground Church Washington Irving | Westchester Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow "Historic Site"

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  Click to enlarge photo of the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow.

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The Old Dutch Church
"It stands on a knoll, surrounded by locust-trees and lofty elms, from among which its decent whitewashed walls shine modestly forth, like Christian purity beaming through the shades of retirement. A gentle slope descends from it to a silver sheet of water, bordered by high trees, between which, peeps may be caught at the blue hills of the Hudson." Washington Irving in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .

10591, Patriots Park, Tarrytown, NY, Sleepy Hollow, Captors' Monument, Major John André, playgrounds, picnic,  American Revolution historic site, Attractions, Basketball courts, playground, playgrounds, Historic Sites, Kykuit, Rockefeller Estate | Westchester Patriots Park - Sleepy Hollow

 
  Click to enlarge photo of The Patriot.

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Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow. Patriot's Park features the Captors' Monument, a monument to John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and David Williamsone, the three patriots that captured Major John André. The park offers attractive features such as a meandering brook, walkways, playgrounds, picnic areas, and an American Revolution historic site.

Captors' Monument
Patriots Park features the monument erected to honor the three heroic militiamen that captured Major John André. At a later dedication, the monument was increased and a bronze stature of John Paulding (one of the three captors) was added. There is a dedication in stone on the south side of the monument that says:
Patriots Park - Sleepy Hollow | Westchester  photos and more . . .

photo of Philipsburg Manor, historic site, historical importance, living history museum, Guides in 18th-century costume, tours, many fun things to do with children, Things To Do at Philipsburg Manor, Tour Philipsburg Manor Historic Site | Westchester Philipsburg Manor "Historic Site"

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  Click to enlarge photo of Philipsburg Manor.

Click to enlarge photo of Philipsburg Manor. Philipsburg Manor is a historic site of great historical importance. Once the headquarters of a large Hudson Valley manor, the site vividly interprets aspects of the history of colonial New York and the system of racially-based slavery which helped keep the estate running in the 18th century. Philipsburg Manor  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .

photo of the Gravestone of Washington Irving, grave of Washington Irving, creator of the short story genre, Visit Sunnyside in Tarrytown, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Ichabod Crane | Westchester Washington Irving and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

 
  Click to enlarge photo of Sunnyside, Washington Irving's Riverside Home in Tarrytown.

Click to enlarge photo of Gravestone of Washington Irving.
Visit Sunnyside in Tarrytown, New York
Washington Irving lived the last 25 years of his life at Sunnyside, his home set along the Hudson River, in Tarrytown, New York. Washington Irving’s meticulously restored home is filled with the author’s possessions including his writing desk and books. Originally a Dutch farmer’s house, it is now a property of the non-profit Historic Hudson Valley and open for tours. Washington Irving and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" | Westchester  website and more . . .

Gravestone of Washington Irving, Visit Sunnyside in Tarrytown, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, scary story about Ichabod Crane, fun Things To Do on Halloween, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Read allowed "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" | Westchester Washington Irving's Gravestone

 
  Click to enlarge photo of the Gravestone of Washington Irving.

Click to enlarge photo of Gravestone of Washington Irving.
Visit the grave of Washington Irving, buried at Sleepy Hollow cemetery, on December 1, 1859. Irving is considered by many to be the first internationally acclaimed author. Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate and respected profession, and successfully campaigned for copyright laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.

The gravestone reads:
WASHINGTON IRVING,
BORN
April 3, 1783,
DIED
Nov. 28, 1859
Washington Irving's Gravestone | Westchester  more . . .
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Arboretum, concert, musical fare, picnic supper, Things To Do, Botanical Specimens, Chinese Friendship Pavilion, Formal Gardens, Night Music concerts, Lasdon Park, picnicking, music | Westchester Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

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  Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, located on Route 35 in Somers, NY, Westchester County, is a magnificent 234-acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadow and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world. Lasdon is also the site of the Chinese Friendship Pavilion and four inspirational memorials and a museum honoring Westchester veterans. Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial | Westchester  website and more . . .
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  Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow.

Click to enlarge photo of the plaque at base of the Captors' Monument at Patriots Park.

Click to enlarge photo of Patriot Park Militiaman
" The people of Westchester County have erected this monument as well to commemorate a great event as to testify their high estimation of that integrity and patriotism which, rejecting every temptation rescued the United States from most imminent peril by baffling the arts of a spy and the plots of a traitor, Dedicated October 7th 1853 "


"This plaque was placed here under the auspices of the bicentennial celebration committee, to preserve for posterity the text, of the original inscription carved in stone. Unveiled September 6, 1980.
"
André Captors' Monument  "Historic Site - Tarrytown" | Westchester  more . . .

10591, Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown, NY, Castle Hotel, About Castle Hotel, Historic Site, Outdoor pool, four-poster beds, wood-burning fireplaces, breathtaking views , Activities and Attractions, Wineries, Shopping in White Plains, The word is | Westchester Castle Hotel and Spa

914-631-1980 
  Castle Hotel & Spa is located at 400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County.

From Castle Hotel: "Only thirty minutes north of Manhattan, Castle Hotel & Spa sits majestically atop one of the highest points in Westchester County overlooking the Hudson River amid sprawling acres of manicured gardens and grounds. With over 100 years of history, the Castle is undoubtedly a sumptuous escape to the enchanted era of America’s Gilded Age. The Castle’s luxurious guestrooms, suites with wood-burning fireplaces and lavish amenities, continue to be a favorite among dignitaries and celebrities. Castle Hotel and Spa | Westchester  website and more . . .

Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow New York protecting Preserve's preserve peserves wildlife habitat historical  archeological features carriage roads | Westchester Friends of Rockefeller State Park

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  Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Inc., located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, was established in 1997 to encourage public participation in protecting the Preserve's wildlife and habitat, sustaining its historical and archeological features, and maintaining its unique system of carriage roads. Friends of Rockefeller State Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

photo of Lyndhurst, historic site, America's finest Gothic Revival mansions, Things To Do at Lyndhurst, Museum Shop, Tour Lyndhurst Mansion, Historic Sites in Sleepy Hollow, Children's Attractions in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, Family Fun Day | Westchester Lyndhurst "Historic Site"

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Click to enlarge photo of Lyndhurst from rear grounds.

Click to enlarge photo of Lyndhurst from rear grounds. Circa 1838. Lyndhurst, a historic site of the National Trust, is a preeminent architectural landmark. It resides on a 67-acre park representing 19th century architecture, decorative arts, and landscape. Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY, Lyndhurst is one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions. Lyndhurst  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .

10591, Patriots Park, Tarrytown, NY, Sleepy Hollow, Captors' Monument, Major John André, playgrounds, picnic,  American Revolution historic site, Attractions, Basketball courts, playground, playgrounds, Historic Sites, Kykuit, Rockefeller Estate | Westchester Patriots Park - Tarrytown

 
  Click to enlarge photo of The Patriot.

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Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow. Patriot's Park features the Captors' Monument, a monument to John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and David Williamsone, the three patriots that captured Major John André. The park offers attractive features such as a meandering brook, walkways, playgrounds, picnic areas, and an American Revolution historic site.

Captors' Monument
Patriots Park features the monument erected to honor the three heroic militiamen that captured Major John André. At a later dedication, the monument was increased and a bronze stature of John Paulding (one of the three captors) was added. There is a dedication in stone on the south side of the monument that says:
Patriots Park - Tarrytown | Westchester  photos and more . . .

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mid-Victorian period "Irving's Traveling Totes" tours museum, picnic grounds Point of Interest | Westchester Washington Irving's Home at Sunnyside "Historic Site"

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  Click to enlarge photo of Sunnyside, Washington Irving's Riverside Home in Tarrytown.

Click to enlarge photo of Gravestone of Washington Irving.
Visit Sunnyside in Tarrytown, New York
Washington Irving, considered by many to be the first "International Writer" lived the last 25 years of his life at Sunnyside, his home set along the Hudson River, in Tarrytown, New York. Washington Irving’s meticulously restored home is filled with the author’s possessions including his writing desk and books. Originally a Dutch farmer’s house, this property is now managed by the non-profit Historic Hudson Valley and is open for tours. Washington Irving's Home at Sunnyside  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Dutch settlers Historic River Towns Old Croton Aqueduct State Park Old Dutch Burying Ground Sleepy Hollow Lasdon Park Arboretum Veterans Memorial Lyndhurst National Trust Landmark children family Hudson Valley Philipsburg Manor Sleepy Hollow New York | Westchester Historic Hudson River Towns

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  The River Towns of Westchester County
Early Dutch settlers were attracted to the area now known as "Historic River Towns" of Westchester. Visit the many charming towns overlooking the Hudson River and walk through areas both rich in history and beautiful to explore. For both tourists and residents alike, when spending a day out in Weschester County, be sure to visit the Historic River Towns of Westchester where you can enjoy beautiful views, among the best restaurants in Westchester, and many wonderful historic sites. Historic Hudson River Towns | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Battles of the American Revolution, Battle atop Chatterton Hill in White Plains, American Continental Army, historical landmark in White Plains, historic event, Interpretive sign in Battle-Whitney Park, Historic Account of Battle of White Plains | Westchester American Revolution - Battle atop Chatterton Hill "Historic Site"

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  Battles of the American Revolution
Battle atop Chatterton Hill in White Plains
Date: October 28, 1776
Between: British against the American Continental Army
Location: White Plains, New York American Revolution - Battle atop Chatterton Hill  "Historic Site" | Westchester  more . . .

Battles of the American Revolution, American Revolution, History, History of the United States, White Plains, New York, Sir Henry Clinton, North Castle, Fort Washington, Washington, Howe, Hudson River, Hessian troops, Knyphausen, Common Sense | Westchester American Revolution - Battle of White Plains "Historic Site"

 
  Battles of the American Revolution
Battle of White Plains
Date: October 28th, 1776
Between: British against the American Continental Army
Location: White Plains, New York American Revolution - Battle of White Plains  "Historic Site" | Westchester  more . . .

10601, Bar Building, historic builiding, White Plains, NY, Yesterday In White Plains by Renoda Hoffman, Newell/Palace Theater, tallest structure in the county, National Register of Historic Places | Westchester Bar Building Historic Site

 
  The Bar Building, a historic builiding, is located at 199 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County.

From Yesterday In White Plains by Renoda Hoffman: "In 1926, when the Bar Building was built upon the site of the Newell/Palace Theater, it was the tallest structure in the county." This commerical building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Bar Building Historic Site | Westchester  more . . .

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  Battle-Whitney Park is located at 136 Hartsdale Avenue (Battle Avenue and Lincoln Avenue) White Plains, NY 10606, Westchester County. Battle - Whitney Park | Westchester  more . . .

10606, Park, White Plains, NY, history, Battle of White Plains, Battle atop Chatterton Hill, White Plains, The Battle of White Plains, Things to Do at Battle Hill Park, Basketball Courts, Playground, Playing fields, Tennis Courts | Westchester Battle Hill Park

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  Battle Hill Park is located at Battle Avenue & Hawley Street, White Plains, NY 10606 in Westchester County. Battle Hill Park | Westchester  more . . .

10605, Park, White Plains, NY, Things to Do in Bryant-Mamaroneck Park, Historic Site, Nature Trails, Hiking and Walking Trail | Westchester Bryant-Mamaroneck Park

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  Bryant-Mamaroneck park is located on the corner of Bryant and Mamaroneck Avenues, White Plains, NY 10605 in Westchester County.

Bryant-Mamaroneck park offers an 8.93 acre circular trail for walking, hiking, and nature exploration. You may enter and exit the park from Mamaroneck Avenue. Meter parking is available at the City owned Shapham Place lot across Mamaroneck Avenue. Bryant-Mamaroneck Park | Westchester  more . . .

10606, Playground, White Plains, NY, Battle Hill Park, park, state-of-the-art playground equipment, Historic Site, Chatterton Hill, Battle of White Plains, George Washington’s, Continental Army, Things to Do in Chatterton Playground, Basketball Courts | Westchester Chatterton Playground

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  Chatterton Playground is located at Chatterton Avenue & Harmon Street, White Plains, NY 10606 in Westchester County. Chatterton Playground can be accessed from Battle Hill Park, or through its own entrance on Harmon Street. The park offers state-of-the-art playground equipment. Chatterton Playground | Westchester  more . . .

10601, Garden of Remembrance, White Plains, NY, Holocaust, sculptor Rita Rapaport, Things To Do at the Garden of Rememberance, Field trips for school groups, community events, 
Setting for reflection, remembrance, study | Westchester Garden of Remembrance

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  The Garden of Remembrance, is located in front of the Michaelian Office Building at 148 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County.

"The Garden of Remembrance was created by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, formerly known as both the Westchester Holocaust Education Center and the Westchester Holocaust Commission, to honor the memories of the millions of men, women and children destroyed in the Holocaust and to pay tribute to the brave people of all faiths who risked their lives to save others.

"Within the Garden stand the “Gates of Remembrance” created by sculptor Rita Rapaport to memorialize the suffering and death of millions during the Nazi era from 1933 to 1945. As you stand before the Gates, we are called to Remember what we must NEVER forget. Garden of Remembrance | Westchester  website and more . . .

10601, historic site, White Plains, NY, Battle of White Plains, source-documented as General Washington's Headquarters, General's Headquarters, National Register of Historic Places, Things To Do at Jacob Purdy Historic Site | Westchester Jacob Purdy House - Historic Site

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  The Jacob Purdy House, a historic site, is located at 60 Park Ave, White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County.

From It Happened In Old White Plains by Renoda Hoffman : "The Purdy House was built by Samuel Horton, an early settler, who remained in possession until after 1730, when Samuel Purdy purchased the house and 132 acres. Title see-sawed from Samuel to his son, Jacob, then back to Samuel, and finally to Jacob about 1785. One explanation might be because two of Samuel's five sons became Loyalists and fled to Canada. Jacob held title until his own death in 1822. Jacob Purdy House - Historic Site | Westchester  more . . .

10601, Monument at White Plains Armory, historic site, White Plains, NY, It Happened In Old White Plains, White Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence | Westchester Monument at White Plains Armory - Historic Site

 
  Monument at White Plains Armory, an historic site, is located at 35 South Broadway, White Plains, NY in Westchester County.

From: It Happened In Old White Plains by Renoda Hofman
"The cornerstone of the armory was laid on March 31st, 1909. The main speaker of the day was Senator J. Mayhew Wainwright. A member of the family, General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, would later gain fame as a hero of Corregidor during World War II. The president of the Village Board of Trustees, Frederick S. Barnum, introduced the senator. Monument at White Plains Armory - Historic Site | Westchester  more . . .

10601, National Register of Historic Places, White Plains, NY, It Happened In Old White Plains, allegorical depiction of the settlement of White Plains, Angelo Magnanti. Alex Bonanno did the actual painting, Classical Revival style | Westchester Peoples National Bank and Trust Company - Historic Building

 
  Peoples National Bank and Trust Company Building, an historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, is located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County.

From: It Happened In Old White Plains by Renoda Hoffman "The Peoples National Bank & Trust Company was organized in the summer of 1924. It opened on September 2nd in the Depot Plaza on the corner of Martine Avenue with a capital of $100,000. In November of 1929, the bank moved into the new nine-story building on the corner of Martine and Mamaroneck Avenues. Prior to the bank's erection, the YMCA, which had occupied the site for a number of years, sold it to the bank and built its present building on Mamaroneck Avenue, near Maple Avenue. Peoples National Bank and Trust Company - Historic Building | Westchester  more . . .

10601, Percy Grainger Home and Studio, National Register of Historic Places, White Plains, NY,  collect folk songs, Edison cylinders, Edison machine, Grainger House, Grainger Society, Grainger Museum in Melbourne | Westchester Percy Grainger Home and Studio - Historic Site

 
  Percy Grainger Home and Studio, listed at the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY 10601 in Westchester County.

Source: PercyGrainger.org: "Percy Grainger is known as much for his personal oddness as for his music, which itself encompassed much that was original and strange. In his house at 7 Cromwell Place in White Plains, New York, the visitor can experience evidence of his enthusiasms. Percy Grainger Home and Studio - Historic Site | Westchester  website and more . . .

Sisters of the Divine Compassion - Historic Site

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  The Chapel of the Divine Compassion, a historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 in Westchester County.

From: The Examiner by Pat Casey: "The Chapel of the Divine Compassion built of stone and designed in a Celtic fashion, houses the founders of the religious order Mary Dannat Starr (later Mother Mary Veronica) and Monsignor Thomas Preston, who are buried in the chapel crypt along with past leaders of the order. Sisters of the Divine Compassion - Historic Site | Westchester  more . . .

10603, White Plains Rural Cemetery, National, State & County Registers of Historic Places,  historic rural cemetery, White Plains, NY, Yesterday In White Plains, Renoda Hoffman, Rural Cemetery Association | Westchester White Plains Rural Cemetery - Historic Site

 
  The White Plains Rural Cemetery buildings and grounds are listed on the National, State & County Registers of Historic Places. This historic rural cemetery is located at 167 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 in Westchester County.

From Yesterday In White Plains by Renoda Hoffman: "In 1795, the first Methodist Church in White Plains was completed on the NW corner of Broadway and Cemetery Road. It was destroyed by fire on the same day it was dedicated, and rebuilt in 1797. Today the building serves as the Rural Cemetery Office. White Plains Rural Cemetery - Historic Site | Westchester  more . . .
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10701 19th 20th century American art historic Mansion Hudson River Valley region Yonkers Museum Arts Science Museum's historic Mansion Yonkers-Museum City Hall Glenview Mansion  Lifflander Galleries | Westchester Hudson River Museum

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  The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701. The Museum collects 19th and 20th century American art and cultural, social and historical material related to the Museum's historic Mansion and the wider Westchester County and Hudson River Valley region. Though the Museum's collecting focus has evolved over its 84-year history, the trustees and staff have always been concerned with the institution's value and relevance to the surrounding region and its residents. The majority of the collections have been donated by Museum members and other local residents. Hudson River Museum | Westchester  website and more . . .

10701, State Historic Site, Yonkers NY, oldest standing building in Westchester County, museum of history, art and architecture, Georgian architecture, a 1750s papier mache Rococo ceiling, presidential portraits, History, Things To Do, Tours | Westchester Philipse Manor Hall "State Historic Site"

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  Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is located at 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701 in the Getty Square neighborhood in southern Westchester County. Philipse Manor is the oldest standing building in Westchester County.

Today, Philipse Manor Hall serves as a museum of history, art and architecture, as well as host to community organizations, meetings, educational programs and special events. Highlights of the Hall include its 18th century, high style Georgian architecture, a 1750s papier mache Rococo ceiling, and an impressive collection of presidential portraits, including the six Presidents from New York State. A Community Gallery has been created at Philipse Manor Hall to display materials which support the Manor Hall's programs and services and relate to the local community. Philipse Manor Hall  "State Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Historic Sites in Westchester County
Historic Hudson Valley
New York



The Historic Hudson Valley has been designated a National Heritage Area extending from Albany in the upper-Hudson Valley to New York City, just south of Westchester County in the lower-Hudson Valley. This area contains a rich collection of nationally significant cultural and historical sites that are set against the beautiful landscapes of the valley. The period from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War is well represented.

Westchester County Historic Sites
Historic sites include buildings such as the Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787, General Store c1838, Bedford Historic Hall in the Bedford Village Historic District. Or visit great homes and estates including: Van Cortlandt Manor, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Kykuit, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, and Philipsburg Manor, a historic site of great historical importance. Once the headquarters of a large Hudson Valley manor, the site vividly interprets aspects of the history of colonial New York and the system of racially-based slavery.

The Historic Hudson Valley abounds with the history of a new nation. Visit historic sites where much of American history was born. See historic homes and estates. Experience history as it was lived in the homes of presidents, signers of the Declaration of Independence, and leaders of industry. Go back in time to the American Revolutionary War and walk the battlegrounds that American patriots walked and fought for during the American Revolution.

Plan an educational vacation in the Hudson Valley. Find many fun things to do while experiencing history in the Hudson Valley. Plan the best vacation in the Historic Hudson Valley. Fill your days with history, natural beauty, and art as interpreted and painted by the Hudson River School of Artists. Relax in the breathtaking landscapes that are part of the inherent beauty of the valley.

The Historic Hudson Valley, comprised of ten counties, is generally referenced as three geographic areas: the lower-Hudson Valley, mid-Hudson Valley, and upper-Hudson Valley. These counties all bank the Hudson River on either the east or west side of the river. The Hudson River runs through five counties to the east and five counties to the west of the river, as seen in this Hudson River Valley Map.

The lower-Hudson Valley is comprised of Westchester County on the east side of the Hudson River and Rockland County on the west side. Learn about the history of the lower-Hudson Valley in Westchester and Rockland counties by visiting the magnificent estates, collections, and landscapes of prominent and influential Americans.

Visit historic sites from Yonkers in southern Westchester County to Peekskill in northern Westchester, and the historic villages in-between. Find the best attractions, offering things to do for the whole family, with many sites offering fun activities for kids. Learn about the War of Independence by visiting sites and battlegrounds of the revolution. Although Westchester was considered "neutral ground", many clashes took place as loyalists to Britain fought American patriots. Discover more about the American Revolution in Westchester.

Westchester County Historic Sites include
    Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
    Yonkers in southern Westchester County is home to Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site . Philipse Manor Hall serves as a museum of history, art, and architecture. Things of interest include a collection of presidential portraits, 18th century high style Georgian architecture, and a 1750s papier-mâché Rococo ceiling.

    Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
    Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site is located in Mount Vernon, NY 10550 in Westchester County.

    "A large undertaking for a relatively small town, the church was not complete when the political and military disruption of the American Revolution rocked the area, halting construction. On the eve of the war, most of the exterior was in place, and the tower had been erected about 2/3 of the way to the present steeple, but the interior was little more than a dirt floor. The community was still worshipping in the wooden meetinghouse. Yet, even in its unfinished form, the church was the largest, best built, centrally located building in the vicinity and since it was unlocked and unused during the War for American Independence, it became the obvious location for a field hospital during local campaigns. It was used by the American, British and Hessian armies. The need for firewood as fuel by those forces led to the complete disassembling of the older meetinghouse by the war’s conclusion."

    Kykuit Historic Site
    Visit the magnificent estate of Kykuit in Sleepy Hollow, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil whose business skills and instincts made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Learn the fascinating history of the Rockefeller Family as you imagine having dinner in the dining room of the home.

    Old Dutch Church
    Visit the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow. "It stands on a knoll, surrounded by locust-trees and lofty elms, from among which its decent whitewashed walls shine modestly forth, like Christian purity beaming through the shades of retirement. A gentle slope descends from it to a silver sheet of water, bordered by high trees, between which, peeps may be caught at the blue hills of the Hudson." by Washington Irving in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

    Lyndhurst Historic Site
    Visit Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, overlooking the Hudson River. Lyndhurst is considered one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions. Leaders of industry and families of wealth that lived at Lyndhurst include: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Each of these men changed the estate to reflect their own tastes and the changed tastes of the day in wealthy New York.

    Washington Irving's Sunnyside
    Just a short walk down the road from Lyndhurst is Washington Irving's Sunnyside, a modest home in comparison to Lyndhurst. Washington Irving, considered by many to be the first "International Writer" lived the last 25 years of his life at Sunnyside, his home set along the Hudson River.

    Philipsburg Manor Historic SiteDuring your visit to Sleepy Hollow, be sure to spend a few hours at Philipsburg Manor, a place of great historical importance. Once the headquarters of a large Hudson Valley manor, the site vividly interprets aspects of the history of colonial New York and the system of racially-based slavery which helped keep the estate running in the 18th century.
The Historic Hudson Valley so steeped in history overflows with natural beauty. See the lakes, the mountains, and magnificent landscapes of the valley. Visit the farmer's markets, and the pick-your-own fields of vegetables and fruit. Many Hudson Valley farms are part of the burgeoning sustainable and organic movement, so Pick-Your-Own fruit and vegetables and have a healthy picnic made from the produce of a local Hudson Valley farm.

Hudson Valley Parks and Picnics
Enjoy a picnic on the grounds of a historic site in the Hudson Valley. Picnic tables are available at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow and Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. Or, you can use the picnic tables on the grounds of Sunnyside, home of the first international writer, Washington Irving, one of the three writers known as the Knickerbocker Group. This group was comprised of Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant, American pioneers in the literary fields of general literature, novels, and poetry and journalism.

The Historic Hudson Valley is flush with beautiful parks and magnificent scenic opportunities, almost all parks offer picnic tables, some with views over the Hudson River. Find a park that is conveniently located and have a Picnic in the park.

Plan a Manhattan-getaway, or plan a two-week vacation exploring history in the Hudson Valley. Take a leap back in time and visit the Historic Hudson Valley where you can place yourself in the homes and estates of presidents such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and titans of industry such as John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, all contributing to the development and growth of America in one way or another.

Plan a vacation filled with history. Visit the Historic Hudson Valley of New York. Learn about the American Revolution, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the beginning of a new nation. Visitors of all ages can explore and delight in the story of the birth of the United States as they tour historic places of interest.

Listen to the history and stories of leaders of commerce, such as John D. Rockefeller, who made their fortune and later became equally distinguished as a philanthropist. Visit the grand estates that were part of the "Gilded Age" in America. Walk the halls and grounds in the estates of leading historic figures in government, of industry, art and architecture; all playing their part in the historic development of this United States of America.



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