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St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

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Remarkable relic of our past

We had a nice visit to this colonial church and graveyard Not open on the weekend, it sits in an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jfadds
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chicago
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Great site!

This church has a unique history. It was more of a multi-purpose venue pre-American Revolution... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
schmayla98
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New York
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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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897 S Columbus Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-5018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a nice visit to this colonial church and graveyard Not open on the weekend, it sits in an industrial area. The Episcopal church handed it over to the national park service in the the 1980’s due to declining membership. Watch the video to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jfadds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here just recently and very pleased to learn we have a national historic site nearby! They have a very nice museum next to the chapel (small but worthwhile) and it is very informative in learning about how this corner of Mount Vernon was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This church has a unique history. It was more of a multi-purpose venue pre-American Revolution, used as a hospital and later as a church, town hall, or whatever else the town needed. The interior is restored to what it would have looked like in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I have been to the site before but this was the best tour. I watched the video to learn about America’s first documented and rigged election. Rang the bell from the same foundry as the liberty bell. Played the organ. Saw the amazing old tombstones.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We stopped here on a Saturday after a visit to the NY Botanical Gardens. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and the park rangers were friendly and helpful. It may not justify a long distance drive if it is your only activity, but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The site is Home to Saint Paul's Church, which while still under construction during the Revolutionary War and was used as a Military Hospital for British side during the nearby Battle of Pell's Point. The Church was a lightning rod prior to the American Revolution...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Not easy to get to by public transport, especially when the #5 trains are on a reduced service weekend. We eventually made it with the help of Uber and it was well worth a visit. While it's easy to see 'old' places in our parts...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Showed up about 915am on Saturday 05-Aug-2017. The NPS webpage said this site would be opened from 9am to 5pm. Waited around until almost 930am and no rangers were on site and no buildings were open. I drove back at 1pm and the visitor center...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JNFII
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great site with a lot of history behind it especially in Revolutionary New York. Great tour and awesome Ranger information.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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