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
A pillar of colonial life, caught in the middle of a Revolution
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.
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.
Education materials and programs
This national park site offers education programs, curriculum materials and traveling trunks. For reservations, please call 914-667-4116.
Last updated: April 15, 2016