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."          

Happy Birthday Yorktown Museum!

You're invited to help us celebrate the Yorktown Museum's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

the Yorkytown Museum is your local history museum celebrating its 50th anniversary! It features five permanent exhibit rooms highlighting Yorktown's rich history ~ in addition rotatin gexhibits, a library research room, and a gift shop.

Because of endowments, donations of local historical artifacts, and an ever evolving and growing community, we at the Yorktown Museum have something of interest for the young and the not-so-young.

Light refreshments will be served.

Current Exhibit

What do you believe in?
Or rather what did you believe in when you were young?


The Renowned Miniaturists’ Carol & Neal Pruzan with the staff at the Yorktown Museum have assembled wonderful scenes showing examples of Magic, the Tooth fairy, Dragons, Fairy Tales, & Love ~ who doesn’t believe in LOVE to name a few. They also show the darker side of what we believe in such as Ghosts and Witches.

Special notice should be taken of the Margaret Hamilton doll representing the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Margaret Hamilton was the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. The doll was made by Sheila Kwartler in 1982.

Friends of the Yorktown Depot
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Yorktown Depot

Join the 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! Click here for a membership form

Choose from a fantastic selection of books, homemade gifts, dollhouse furniture & accessories, and many more items! Come visit us during museum hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays or by appointment! Proceeds from sales at the Museum Gift Shop help fund programs and exhibits.

Postcard History Series Yorktown    Peekskill's African American History    The Old Leather Man    Hoopla on the Hudson    Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909

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Yorktown Museum, Yorktown Community & Cultural Center - Top Floor, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: (914) 962-2970, Fax: (914) 962-4379, Email: museum@yorktownny.org
Museum Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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