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Welcome to the Yorktown Museum

The museum is located in the Albert A. Capellini Community & Cultural Center.
1974 Commerce Street, top floor
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Contact us at:
Phone: 914-962-2970
Email: museum@yorktownny.org

Museum Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Directions:
Heading SOUTH
Take the Taconic State Parkway to Route 202/35. Turn left (east on Route 202) and continue to intersection with Route 118 (“the triangle”). Proceed straight across. The YCCC building will be immediately on the left.

Heading NORTH
Take the Taconic State Parkway to the Underhill Avenue exit. Turn right onto Underhill Avenue and continue across Route 118 passed the Yorktown Town Hall. Continue through the traffic signal onto Commerce Street. Remain on Commerce Street by turning left in front of the firehouse. The YCCC building is one block on the right.

 

Permanent Exhibits:

Woodlands Room
Step back into the time of Westchester’s first inhabitants, the Mohegan Indians. A total environmental experience of the lifestyle and culture of these early settlers … 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.
The Arthur C. Lee Room: Farming
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!
summer farming
The Bob McKeand Room: Railroading
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!
Railroading
The Marjorie Johnson Room: Miniatures
A fascinating “small world” awaits here … a group of enchanting miniature rooms and houses, each displaying a variety of small scale furnishings … star of this exhibit is the lovely late Victorian house filled to the attic with tiny treasures and is specially noted for the “stone” work at its base, its 8,000 hand cut clapboards … and mysterious ghost.
The Sylvia Thorne Rooms: Early Yorktown
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.
early american
The Doris and Cortland Auser Research Room
The library provides resource material for delving into genealogy, local area history and antiques … our map collections as well as old records and documents are available for study and research.
Research Room