Introduction to Irvington, New York
Sometimes referred to as Irvington-on-Hudson, this area was once inhabited by the Wickquasgeck Indians. The land belonged to Frederick Philipse, but in 1785 he sold it to local farmers. The land changed hands many more times - from William Dutcher to Justus Dearman to Gustavo F. Sacchi to John Jay. Jay laid out a village and named it 'Dearman'. It was rechristened Irvington in honor of the poet, Washington Irvington and was incorporated under that name on April 16, 1872.
Irvington and Nearby Attractions
- Belskie Museum of Art and Science
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic
- Bear Mountain State Park
- George Washington Bridge
- Blue Mountain
Things To Do In Irvington
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Hudson River Museum of Westchester, and the American Irish Historical Society are local attractions. Parks near Irvington are Hempstead Harbor Park, Blauvelt State Park, Graham Hills County Park, and Rockland Lake State Park. Historic sites nearby include the Dewint House, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and Union Church. Irvington Woods Hiking Trails, and Old Croton Trailway State Historic Park and Trail are popular hiking trails in the village. Other attractions include the Maritime Aquarium, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and Bartlett Arboretum.
Flights are available at Newark International Airport.
Irvington Higher Education
Colleges closest to Irvington include SUNY Westchester Community College, Concordia College Bronxville, Mercy College, Manhattanville College, and College of New Rochelle.