Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule
February 2014 - June 2014
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for regular tours of the historically rich, 340-year-old site Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. The site is usually open the second Saturday of every month noon to 4 PM. In April, instead of the second Saturday, we will be open the secondSunday, April 13, noon to 4 PM. We are also open the first Thursday of every month from 1 to 9 PM, and other dates/times as listed in this program schedule. Parking and admission are free.
View the Saint Paul's Church Winter History & Music Schedule.
View the 'First Thursdays at Saint Paul's' Event Schedule.
Monday, Feb. 17, President's Day, open from 9 AM to 5 PM
A recognition of President's Day
At 1 PM, author and historian Arthur Lefkowitz explores the leadership of George Washington, based on his book, "George Washington's Indispensable Men: The 32 Aides-de-camp who Helped Win American Independence". There will also be living history dramatizations by General Washington and President Lincoln.
Sat., March 8, open from Noon to 4 PM
Women's History Month Event: Anne Hutchinson & Ballet
In recognition of March as Women's History Month, at 1:00 enjoy a presentation about the Puritan rebel and exile Anne Hutchinson, who lived briefly near St. Paul's in the early 1640s. At 2:00, the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents a special dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul's -- Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Sun., April 13, 2 PM; open from noon to 4 PM (date has been changed from April 12)
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University delivers the 10th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for a devoted volunteer at St. Paul's in the 1980s and 1990s. Professor Gordon-Reed is the author most notably of a landmark series of books which examined the controversial subject of the relationship between President Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family, who were enslaved African Americans on Jefferson's Virginia plantation. These books included Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, written in 1997, and The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, published in 2008, which received the Pulitzer Prize in History, among numerous other awards.
Fri., April 18, 3 PM
Church Tower Walk
Join us for a hike up the wooden staircase in the Church tower, leading to the historic, 250-year-old metal bell, one of the oldest in the country. (Note: This program is repeated every Friday, weather permitting, at the same time.
Sat., May 10
We're open for regular tours of the site, from noon to 4 PM. Visitors can also enjoy the Church Tower Walk and our feature exhibition in the museum, "A Conservative Union Parish: St. Paul's Church and the Civil War".
St. Paul's Historic Dinner, will be held from 5 to 9 PM:
The Historic Dinner event commemorates the 350th anniversary of Eastchester, which was founded as a colonial town at St. Paul's in 1664. The event features a historical talk, period meal, music, and presentation to our honoree. Contact the site at 914-667-4116 for ticket reservations and details.
Monday, May 26, Memorial Day
Soldiers' Stories & Songs
The site will be open, regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with walking tours recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery. There will also be music, living history demonstrations and talks.
Sat., June 14, open from Noon to 4 PM
Join us for Colonial era style music, dancing, crafts, games and arms. There are also special tours of the Church Bell Tower and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery, and a recital on the historic pipe organ. Hay rides through the historic cemetery. Talks explore colonial life.
Schedule is Subject to Change.
For more information, please call: (914) 667-4116
We are located at 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550