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St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

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Address: 897 S Columbus Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-5018
Phone Number: +1 914-667-4116
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Built in 1665 and declared a National Historic Site in 1943, Saint Paul's...

Built in 1665 and declared a National Historic Site in 1943, Saint Paul's Church's original façade and bell are intact, including the old graveyard and magnificent 1830 organ.

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History lives here along with modern culture

It was a church before we were a country: non-denominational and open to all the 300 inhabitants of this farmers town 20 miles [7 hours on horseback] from NYC. Then a hospital... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Westbrook
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a church before we were a country: non-denominational and open to all the 300 inhabitants of this farmers town 20 miles [7 hours on horseback] from NYC. Then a hospital during the Revolutionary War [the site of constant squirmishes and occasional battles, the Red Coats and Colonists taking it back from each other many times]. Post war, it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were on a cross-country trip in our quest to see all the National Park sites. We arrived an hour before the posted closing time, only to be told by the groundskeeper that all of the tour guides had left. At first, our hearts sank. The groundskeeper told us that he was the only person there and then he went... More 

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Eastchester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This wonderful historic site is definitely a bit hidden in urban Mount Vernon but really worth a visit! I had a very knowledgable tour guide who took me through the historic church and around the graveyard. Definitely worth a visit for any history buff interested in the Revolutionary Era.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Visited St. Paul's church on a number of occasions, it is always interesting and I keep discovering new things

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Very interesting piece of American history. Shows usage over many years, including function during the battles of the 18th century. Interesting video presentation and displays of models depicting battles. Also displays of uniforms and pictures referring to the era. Well worth a visit. A jewel in an area of urban development.

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a place that is filled with history, in an unexpected place. The church is remarkable with an amazing organ, pews that had very famous people sit in, and even an area which shows tools that were used during the was and this was used as a hospital. There is a traditional museum, with a hstory scavenger hunt to... More 

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Tuckahoe, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

This is one of the oldest grave yards in Westchester County. Located in Mt Vernon, New York. Worth a trip to walk around and see years of A merican history writen in stones.

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Mount Vernon, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Enjoy their free concerts. Colonial day was great, organ concert on one of the oldest working organs. Historic tours and renactments are very informative and fun. And its free!

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Lovely church with some nice displays, but it is isolated in an industrial neighbor hoos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The church, cemetery and adjacent visitor center give a good idea of what colonial life was like. Muskets, soldiers' uniforms, dresses, maps and other historical artifacts tell about the area's history and the Bill of Rights. Historical demonstrations, presentations and events like Shakespeare plays are staged.

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