Historic Sites Visting Guidelines

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and community are our highest priority. To best safeguard all of us, we have modified our historic site experiences and procedures. We are continuing to monitor the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and Westchester County and will continue to adjust these procedures as necessary.

New safety procedures, same historic fun!

What’s Open
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside will open on July 31 and Union Church of Pocantico Hills will open on August 7.

What to Expect

  • Face masks or coverings are required for our employees and all visitors over the age of 2.
  • All visitors must agree to follow our COVID Courtesy Code
  • Advance timed tickets are required for all visitors, including Members. There will be NO tickets sold on site.
  • Capacity has been significantly reduced to support physical distancing.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place, including new hand sanitization stations around each site.

What to Experience

Our modified site experiences are enriching, engaging, and entertaining! Our guides are ready to welcome back visitors and help make meaningful connections to our nation’s history. At Union Church of Pocantico Hills, visitors will hear the story of how this quiet country church became the home of magnificent pieces of artwork by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. At Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, visitors can hear about America’s “Founding Father of Literature” and learn about the architecture of his romantic cottage nestled along the Hudson River. At Sunnyside, the grounds will be open for picnicking or enjoying at leisure. The house will not be open at this time.

Ready to plan your visit? Get more details and read our FAQs about Union Church of Pocantico Hills or Washington Irving’s Sunnyside or buy tickets.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to these celebrated places.