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. Read More

Revolutionary War costumed interpreters fire their muskets

Special programs at Saint Paul's Church

See what special programs the park has to offer, from Revolutionary War encampments to scholarly lectures to holiday music concerts.

Students from Rebecca Turner Elementary and Benjamin Turner Middle Schools fill the pews.

Local schools named after parishioners

Two Mount Vernon schools were renamed after Rebecca and Benjamin Turner, former worshipers at the church. Rebecca was born enslaved.

A field trip to Saint Paul's Church is a trip back in time.

Education materials and programs

This national park site offers education programs, curriculum materials and traveling trunks. For reservations, please call 914-667-4116.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

897 South Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550


(914) 667-4116

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