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St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

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

Reviewed 8 June 2018
schmayla98
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New York
Worthwhile add-on visit

We stopped here on a Saturday after a visit to the NY Botanical Gardens. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
BMH3
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New Jersey
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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 8 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

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Reviewed 9 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.

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Reviewed 26 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

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Reviewed 7 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

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Reviewed 18 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

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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 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

Thank eitravel76
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were on a cross-country trip in our quest to see all the National Park sites. We arrived an hour before the posted closing time, only to be told by the groundskeeper that all of the tour guides had left. At first, our hearts sank....More

Thank HUSKERTRAVELER
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This wonderful historic site is definitely a bit hidden in urban Mount Vernon but really worth a visit! I had a very knowledgable tour guide who took me through the historic church and around the graveyard. Definitely worth a visit for any history buff interested...More

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