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Saint Pauls Church National Historic Site

In southeastern New York, in Mount Vernon

 

Located on the former village green of Eastchester, the park contains a 5-acre burial ground dating to 1665, an 18th-century church associated with the American Revolution, and a site museum. The site was designated in 1943 and transferred to the Park Service in 1980.

 

what to see & do

Touring church, burial ground, and museum. Facilities: Visitor center, church, burial ground, museum, 1833 organ, 1758 church bell. Programs & Events: Site tours (weekdays), burial-ground tours (occasional weekends). Tower walks (Apr.-Oct., Fri. 3 pm), living-history programs, costumed interpretation programs with special activities for children (July, Aug., Wed. at 12:15 pm), Black History Month (Feb.), Women's History Month (Mar.). Military encampment and reenactment commemorating 1776 Battle of Pell's Point (3rd Sat., Oct.). Tips & Hints: Visit Apr.-Oct.. Busiest June and July, least crowded Jan. and Feb.

 

fees & hours

Free. Site and visitor center open weekdays 9-5.

 

how to get there

From the Hutchinson River Pkwy. Exit 7, turn left onto Boston Post Rd., take Boston Post Rd. to Pelham Pkwy., and make a right; 4 stoplights later make left on to S. Columbus Ave. Closest airport: LaGuardia (10 mi).

 

contacts

Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550, tel. 914/667-4116, fax 914/667-3024). Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce (53 Valentine Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550, tel. 914/667-7500).

Saint Pauls Church National Historic Site .  Basic information for tourists visiting the Saint Pauls Church National Historic Site In southeastern New York, in Mount Vernon