New York thrives on its rich history and artistic culture, making it an ideal destination for incredible museums. During your stay at the Stanton House Inn, you’ll enjoy easy access to some of the most fascinating museums in Westchester County, NY! From history, art, culture, and science, there are many types of museums to visit on a rainy day, sunny day, or any day in between!
Head over the border for even more creative delights, explore our list of the best museums in Greenwich, CT.
5 of the Best Westchester Museums and Galleries
Neuberger Museum of Art
Since 1969, the Neuberger Museum of Art has been the premier museum of modern, contemporary, and African art in Westchester and Fairfield counties. It is also the nation’s 10th largest university museum. It is home to over 7,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures. Each work of art in the museum tells a compelling story about the culture of America, Europe, and Africa.
Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum, attached to a restored post-Civil War home, features quality art collections, rotating exhibitions, and a planetarium! Both children and adults alike will find something captivating to view and even more interesting facts to learn.
Lincoln Depot Museum
On February 19, 1861, president-elect Abraham Lincoln visited a train depot in Peekskill Bay to greet New Yorkers during his inaugural train ride. Today, you can still visit this same location at the restored Lincoln Depot Museum. The 3,000 square foot freight and passenger depot is a great place to see colonial-inspired art, vintage photos, and more than 100 Lincoln-related artifacts.
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
This non-profit organization is one of the most highly respected art museums in Westchester County. The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art aims to enrich our understanding of art, its contexts, and the relationship it has with social issues. They are always looking for ways to benefit the community and spread awareness about the importance of art in society. You will view exhibitions that feature the work of artists from all over the world and represent a variety of rich cultures.
Westchester Children’s Museum at Rye Playland
If you’re looking for a fun and educational museum to enjoy with the kids, you won’t do any better than the Westchester Children’s Museum. The colorful and vibrant learning spaces provide hands-on activities that highlight experiences in physics, art, technology, design, and more! Through their interactive exhibits, the museum hopes to spark creativity, a desire to learn, and nurture curiosity for all of its visitors. It’s one of the best things to do in Rye, New York.
Experience the Museums in Westchester County and More During Your Stay at Stanton House Inn
Our historic and romantic bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for your next New England getaway. Featuring 20 gorgeous guestrooms, a delicious daily breakfast, and a cozy atmosphere, Stanton House Inn provides an accommodation experience you won’t find in most Greenwich hotels. Our convenient location also places you just minutes from all the best things to do in Greenwich, Westchester, and more! Book your stay today or download your free copy of our Vacation Guide for all the best local recommendations.