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Hammond Museum


P.O. Box 326 

28 Deveau Road 

North Salem, NY 10560 
Phone: (914) 669-5033

Hours: The museum is open for the seasons (Spring, Summer and Autumn) Wednesday through Saturday from 12-4pm. 


Historical Description:

Natalie Hays Hammond is the daughter of John Hays Hammond, the discoverer of the long-lost King Solomon Mines in South Africa. Natalie Hays Hammond designed gardens based on Japanese and Chinese stroll gardens. She used both popular and rare Japanese and Chinese plants as the New York environment would permit. The museum is a dedicated cross-cultural center that sponsors and hosts events, exhibits, music, and art of the New York metropolitan area.


The Site:

The Hammond Museum’s stroll gardens contain a variety of Japanese and Chinese plants and fauna. Additionally, a variety of exhibits are featured throughout the year. The Museum also has a café that is open daily during the week.            



FROM NEW YORK CITY East River Drive North to Major Deegan Expressway North. Cross County Parkway East to Hutchinson River Parkway North (Hutchinson splits above White Plains, bear left and follow sign "Brewster-684") into Route 684 North. Follow directions for 684 OR Henry Hudson Parkway North to Saw Mill River Parkway North into Route 684 North (to enter Route 684, bear left, follow sign "Brewster"). Follow directions for 684 


Throgs Neck Bridge to Hutchinson River Parkway North. Hutchinson Parkway into Route 684 (Hutchinson splits above White Plains, bear left and follow sign "Brewster-684"). Follow directions for 684 

FROM NEW JERSEY Garden State Parkway, Tappan Zee Bridge, Cross-Westchester Expressway to Exit "Brewster-684". Follow directions for 684 

FROM UPPER NEW YORK STATE New York State Thruway, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Route 84

East. Exit Route 84 to Route 684 South "White Plains". Follow directions for 684 

FROM MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT AND WESTERN NEW YORK STATE From Route 35, take Route 121 going North. Continue on Route 121 until you arrive at a fork inroad at Grants Corners. Bear left at the fork onto June Road towards Salem Center. After passing through Salem Center, make a right turn at Deveau Road and following it to the end. 

FROM 684 Exit 8 "Hardscrabble Road" Right turn off exit onto Hardscrabble Road going East Stay on Hardscrabble Road for 3 miles until the end of the road, and turn right (South) on June Road (Route 124). Stay on this road for about 1-1/4 miles until you reach Deveau Road Turn left and follow Deveau Road to the end, where you will find the Hammond Museum.