About Us

Hours and Directions

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THANKSGIVING 2018 HOLIDAY: THE HSRC IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23.
The office reopens on Wednesday, November 28.


Administrative Office Hours

  • Administrative offices at the History Center are open Wednesdays–Fridays, 10 am–5 pm.

Historic Jacob Blauvelt House

  • The historic circa 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House is accessible to visitors only during guided tours and events.
  • Guided tours of the Jacob Blauvelt House are available for walk-in visitors on Sundays at 1, 2 and 3 pm (except in March and November, when the house is closed). tours can be arranged at other times by appointment. The historic house is not open for walk-in tours on weekdays, and we do not permit self-guided tours.
  • Groups of 10 or more are welcome to tour the Blauvelt House by making a group tour reservation at least 14 days in advance. To make a reservation, call us at (845) 634-9629 or e-mail educator@rocklandhistory.org.
  • Admission to the historic house is $5.00 per person.

Museum Gallery Hours

  • The History Center exhibition galleries are open to the public Wednesdays–Fridays & Sundays, 12–4 pm (except in March and November, as we install new exhibits). 
  • Admission to HSRC exhibitions is free of charge.
  • Groups of 10 or more are welcome to visit the exhibitions. We do request an advance reservation, which can be made by calling (845) 634-9629 or e-mailing info@rocklandhistory.org.

Research

  • Our library is open for reserach by appointment with the Senior Historian only. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 634-9629 or e-mail your request to historian@rocklandhistory.org.


Directions

From Manhattan or Long Island: Take the upper level of the George Washington Bridge; stay to the right and take the Palisades Parkway north to Exit 11 (approximately 25 miles). Turn right onto New Hempstead Road. Travel approximately 1.7 miles on New Hempstead Road to the third traffic light (Main Street). Turn left onto Main Street. At 1.5 miles, you will come to a three-way intersection with a stop sign. The Historical Society's parking lot is the first right after proceeding straight ahead at the stop sign.

From Westchester: Take the Tappan Zee Bridge to the New York State Thruway. Leave the Thruway at Exit 13N (Palisades Parkway). Take the parkway to Exit 11 (approximately 25 miles). Turn right onto New Hempstead Road. Travel approximately 1.7 miles on New Hempstead Road to the third traffic light (Main Street). Turn left onto Main Street. At 1.5 miles, you will come to a three-way intersection with a stop sign. The Historical Society's parking lot is the first right after proceeding straight ahead at the stop sign.

From New Jersey: Take the Garden State Parkway North to the New York State Thruway. Leave the Thruway at Exit 13N (Palisades Parkway North). Take the parkway to Exit 11 (approximately 25 miles). Turn right onto New Hempstead Road. Travel approximately 1.7 miles on New Hempstead Road to the third traffic light (Main Street). Turn left onto Main Street. At 1.5 miles, you will come to a three-way intersection with a stop sign. The Historical Society's parking lot is the first right after proceeding straight ahead at the stop sign.

From Upstate: Take the New State Thruway south to Exit 13N (Palisades Parkway North). Take the parkway to Exit 11 (approximately 25 miles). Turn right onto New Hempstead Road. Travel approximately 1.7 miles on New Hempstead Road to the third traffic light (Main Street). Turn left onto Main Street. At 1.5 miles, you will come to a three-way intersection with a stop sign. The Historical Society's parking lot is the first right after proceeding straight ahead at the stop sign.


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