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Description - This 18th century church is associated with the trial of John Peter Zenger and the fight for freedom of the press. The church was completed in 1787. The Bill of Right museum occupies the former parish hall.

Attractions - This 18th century church is associated with the trial of John Peter Zenger and the fight for freedom of the press. The church was completed in 1787. The Bill of Right museum occupies the former parish hall.

Recreation - Ranger guided tours take you up the 200 year old church tower to see and hear a bell cast in 1758 at the same foundry as the Liberty Bell. You will also get an audio-visual sample of the 1833 pipe organ one of the oldest functioning in America. The self-guided tour, Exploring Early American History at St. Paul's, focuses on the Colonial and Revolutionary periods. The Carriage House has exhibitions on display.

Climate - The New York City Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - This National Historic Site is located in New York City off I-95. Take Exit 13 north on Connor Street. Connor Street becomes Provost Avenue then Third Avenue. Turn right onto Columbus Avenue. St. Paul's Church is on the right. OR travel Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 7. Go south on Boston to Pelham Parkway (next intersection). Turn right onto Pelham Parkway. Turn left onto South Columbus Avenue (first light over the bridge) to Saint Paul's Church.


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Report: it was fun. the graveyard was the best part. it was well kept and neat. my husband is a history teacher and he knew about some of the people buried there. it was a great trip.


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Contact Information:
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Avenue , Mount Vernon, NY, 10550, Phone: 914-667-4116, Fax: 914-667-3024
, MASI_Superintendent@nps.gov

Additional Information:
New York City Travel Region - As the most populous and popular area of New York, this travel region offers a fabulous opportunity for urban recreation.
New York Historic Sites -
New York National Forests & Parks - The diverse state of New York has 17 national sites which include memorials, seashores, trails and historic parks. Finger Lakes National Forest is the sole national forest encompassing 16,032 acres.

Links:
Saint PaulĀ¹s Church National Historic Site - Official agency website

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