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HOURS & DIRECTIONS

From December 7, 2022, through February 26, 2023, the Historical Society's History Center exhibition, Uniquely Rockland: Interesting, Iconic & Oddball Objects from the HSRC Collection, is open to the public on Wednesdays-Fridays & Sundays, 12 to 4 pm. No appointment is needed, and admission to the exhibition is free of charge. 

Tours of the circa 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House decorated for the holidays are available on Sunday afternoons, at 1, 2 & 3 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person (children under 6 are free).

Please note that the History Center and Blauvelt House will be closed on Sunday, December 25, 2022, and Sunday, January 1, 2023, for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays, respectively. 

The administrative offices are open Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 am-4 pm. We also check the HSRC voicemail daily, so if you don't reach us, feel free to leave a message. Or email us at [email protected] We will respond as soon as we can.


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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