Bedford Historical 1787 Courthouse Museum and School House
Route 22, Bedford. Oldest Government building in the county.914-234-9328

Bush Homestead
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.

Philipsburg Manor
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.

Tarrytown Lighthouse
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.

Yorktown Museum
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

Wayside Cottage
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.