A pillar of colonial life, caught in the middle of a Revolution

Since 1665, Saint Paul's Church played a vital role in the colonial life of Eastchester, 20 miles north of New York City. Townspeople voted at the nearby Village Green; local militia drilled outside its doors. But the American Revolution changed everything. American, British and Hessian troops tore down the old wooden meetinghouse for firewood and used the unfinished stone chapel as a hospital.

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A boy examines a map of family pews.

A place where learning never ends.

Saint Paul's is much more than a revolutionary era church. The education it provides extends beyond its seventeenth century facade.

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Special events at Saint Paul's Church.

Educational and entertaining!

Saint Paul's Church hosts a wide variety of special programming including speakers, dinners, concerts, walking tours, and more. View our schedule.

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Students from Rebecca Turner Elementary and Benjamin Turner Middle Schools in Mount Vernon celebrate the renaming of their schools at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site.

Two local schools named after church parishioners

Mount Vernon students celebrate the renaming of Rebecca Turner Elementary and Benjamin Turner Middle School at St. Paul's Church on October 1, 2015.

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Saint Paul's Church

Who passed through these gates?

A vast array of notable people have been associated with Saint Paul's Church. Their biographies convey the essence of American history.

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An early tombstone from the churchyard at Saint Paul's.

If this tombstone could only talk.

Battles, elections, and a kind Roosevelt are the subjects of many stories that unfolded on and around the site of this church.

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