1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, New York
Open Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

YORKTOWN MUSEUM

Railroad Turntable
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Welcome to the Yorktown Museum, where history comes alive! Visit a recreated 18th century home and an early Mohegan Indian settlement. Discover the Old Put Railroad and see how local farms operated. Find unique gifts, enjoy fascinating and detailed miniatures, conduct research – all in our convenient location in Yorktown Heights.

"Preserving the Past . . .  Enriching the Future"

The Yorktown Museum has an exhibit honoring the men and women who died while serving in the US Military. Please stop by to see us Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM!

Visit the Permanent Exhibit Rooms

Early Yorktown

Early Yorktown

The Sylvia Thorne Rooms

Lift the latch on the weathered door and enter a two room home ca. 1750-1850. The warm and welcoming kitchen, complete with open hearth fireplace, table set for a meal and the mellow flow of antique wood and pewter, invite each visitor to tarry a while and savor a  bygone era.

Railroad Room

Railroading

The Bob McKeand Room

A recreation of the Yorktown Depot area circa 1950 features a HO scale model layout ... a delight for both young and old railroad enthusiasts, be they historians or model train buffs. Old Put line devotees will be thrilled by the large collection of Put artifacts and photos on display. Step back in time and once again "ride the rails" of the old Put!

Dollhouse Room

Miniatures

The Marjorie Johnson Room

A fascinating "small world" awaits! Enchanting miniature rooms and houses, each displaying a variety of small scale furnishings. The star of this exhibit is the lovely late Victorian house filled to the attic with tiny treasures and it's specially noted for the "stone" work at its base, its 8,000 hand cut clapboards and mysterious ghost!

Blacksmith

Farming

The Arthur C. Lee Room

From ice-cutting to spring plowing, the cycle of seasons on the farm represented by original tools. Most tools displayed were donated by area residents once used in their homes and on their farms. Find out how much you know about farm tools by trying the Q & A board. An unusual experience!

The Woodlands Room

Woodlands

Woodlands Room

Experience the lifestyle & culture of Westchester's first inhabitants, the Mohegan Indians. Enter the predawn setting of a Mohegan village. Let your eyes adjust to the darkness as you listen to the sounds of the forest and river as the settlement, portrayed through murals and replica of a longhouse, becomes more visible. Imagine the smoke rise through the smoke hole. Experience the Mohegan lifestyle.

research room

Research Room

The Doris & Cortland Auser Research Room

Genealogy, local area history and antiques, map collection, and historical records.

Teacher's Resources

Teacher's Resources

Energize your curriculum topics while giving your class a fun & educational experience! Email to schedule a trip to the museum.

Local History Books

Local History Books

We carry an array of books pertaining to Hudson River Valley history and other interests. Many written by local authors!

gift shop

Gift Shop

Visit our Museum Gift Shop for unique and appealing gifts.

Friends of the Yorktown Museum

The Museum's supporting organization continues to fill a great need with raising funds, providing programs and assisting the museum staff with whatever is needed.

We need and depend upon your help to make our plans work and hope that you will join us!

Yorktown Museum

Albert A. Capellini Community & Cultural Center
1974 Commerce Street, Top Floor
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
museum@yorktownny.org
914-962-2970

Visit Us

Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 4 PM

Special tours can be arranged by appointment.