Bedford Historical 1787 Courthouse Museum and School House
Route 22, Bedford. Oldest Government building in the county.914-234-9328
479 King Street, Port Chester. Wooden farmhouse used in the Revolutionary War by General Israel Putnam. 914-9-8918
John Jay Homestead
#400 Rte.22, Katonah. Estate of the first Chief Justice of the US. Free tours of the grounds and workshops. 914-232-5651
635 South Broadway, Rte.9, Tarrytown. Mansion of financier Jay Gould. Art collection, children’s playhouse and rose garden. Guided tours and educational programs available.
Rte.9 Sleepy Hollow. Site of a 1720-1750 Dutch Colonial commercial and trading center, working gristmill and farm. Group programs available. 914-631-8200
Roosevelt -Vanderbilt National Historic Site
Hyde Park. Includes Vanderbuilt Mansion. FDR Estate and Eleanor Roosevelt Cottage (Val-Kill). Vanderbuilt (845-229-7770) FDR Estate (845-229-2501) Eleanor’s Cottage (845-229-9115)
West Sunnyside lane, Tarrytown. Famed author Washington Irving’s home. House tour. Programs available. Junior Books badge program. Finish 5 of 6 requirements. Prereq. Read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Cost $6 per girl, Opt. Bookmaking $2 per girl. 1 leader free per 10 girls, otherwise $5 addt’l leader. 914-631-8200 ext. 628.
Sleepy Hollow. Public tours and special programs by appt. 914-632-5376.
Thomas Paine Museum
983 North Ave., New Rochelle. Special programs available by appt.
1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights. Has miniatures and dolls houses, model trains, Colonial rooms and a Mohegan Village. 914-962-2970.
West Point Military Academy
Highland Falls, NY. Grounds open for tours. West Point Museum on role of US Army in history. 845-938-4011.
Van Cortlandt Manor
South Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. 18th century manor with gardens, crafts demos, guides. Home of the Blaze at Halloween – dramatic lit sculptures made from carved pumpkins. 914-631-8200
Post Road and Wayside Lane, Scarsdale. National Historic Landmark with free tour to satisfy some parts of Listening to the Past try-it or Local Lore Badge. By appt. 914-723-6130.