Use this list of attractions near the airport to find something fun to do when staying in one of our Westchester County Airport hotels.
Peekskill MuseumDistance from Westchester County Airport: 29mi
Clothing from the 18th through 20th century, furnishings, decorative arts, tools and products from local foundries are all found here. Lectures and a gift shop are also featured. Open 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, March through December. Also by appointment. Donation.
124 Union Ave. (914) 737-6130.
Cortlandt MuseumDistance from Westchester County Airport: 27.1mi
Explore the region’s rich history in this new museum located in the building which first served as Cortlandt’s town hall and jail. The museum will be open from 1-3 p.m. on the second Saturday and third Sunday of each month as well as from 7-9 p.m. the fourth Wednesday. Donation.
137 7th Street, Verplanck. (914) 734-1110.
Distance from Westchester County Airport: 17.1mi
A replica of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed up the river in September of 1609. Open to visitors during selected weekends. Admission.
King Marine, 270 6th St., Verplanck. (914) 271-3462.
Ossining Historical MuseumDistance from Westchester County Airport: 15.5mi
19th and 20th century decorative arts, costumes and Indian artifacts, as well as a Victorian dollhouse. The program features both permanent and rotating exhibits. Open 2-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment. Donation.
196 Croton Ave. (914) 941-0001.
KykuitDistance from Westchester County Airport: 15.5mi
This house and gardens was the home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Tours include the house, gardens and coach barn and are available by reservation only. To make a reservation for the 2 1/2 hour tour, call between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Kykuit is open from April to November. Admission.
Pocantico Hills. (914) 631-9491.
Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse (Tarrytown Lighthouse)
Distance from Westchester County Airport: 16.1mi
Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse
Open by appointment and on selected weekends, this lighthouse was built in 1882 off the shores of Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. It began operation in 1883. Call for a tour schedule. Free.
Washington Irving’s SunnysideDistance from Westchester County Airport: 12.9mi
Author Washington Irving once occupied this 1835 Romantic/Dutch Colonial Revival style estate, featuring a fully furnished and restored house, icehouse, gardens and wooded footpaths. Tours, an orientation film, demonstrations and a gift shop are featured on the estate, located just off Route 9. Special events are often held at this picturesque location, so watch the calendar of events for Historic River Towns. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, April through December; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from January through March. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days. Admission.
West Sunnyside Lane. (914) 631-8200.
Historical Society of the TarrytownsDistance from Westchester County Airport: 12.1mi
A history museum that features: native American artifacts; items from the area’s early Dutch settlers; Revolutionary War artifacts, featuring a display on the capture of British Major John Andre, the soldier who obtained the plans for West Point from spy Benedict Arnold; a display on American writer Washington Irving, who lived in Tarrytown and made that area, which he dubbed “Sleepy Hollow” and the entire Hudson Valley famous through his works; firearms; jewelry; clothing; and items from World War I and II. Guided tours and lectures are offered. Hours are 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
1 Grove St. (914) 631-8374.
Hudson River MuseumDistance from Westchester County Airport: 19.5mi
The Hudson River Museum is a cultural complex which includes the historic Glenview mansion, The Andrus Planetarium and modern gallery space which displays changing exhibitions from its permanent collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art and from other museums.
Museum hours are: Oct-Apr: Wed-Sun 12-5pm; May-Sep: Wed-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-9pm. Discounts for groups and special Museum/Planetarium admission packages are available. Guided tours of the galleries are available by appointment.
511 Warburton Ave. (914) 963-4550.
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic SiteDistance from Westchester County Airport: 20.4mi
This Georgian Style mansion was originally the manor house of Philipsburg Manor from the 1680s to the 1780s. Contains an outstanding portrait collection. Special events, concerts and lecture series are scheduled here, so watch the Historic River Towns calendar for more information. Open April through October, Wednesday-Saturday from noon to 5 pm; Sunday from 1-4 pm. or year round by appointment. Closed all holidays and holiday weekends. Free.
Warburton & Dock Streets. (914) 965-4027.