Southeast Museum Southeast Museum

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Southeast Museum

67 Mainstreet

Brewster, NY 10509

Hours: April through December; Tuesday - Saturday: 10AM-4PM

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Phone: (845) 279-7500

Fax: (845) 279-1992


Historical Description:                                                                            

"Established in 1963, the Southeast Museum offers exhibits on the history of the Town of Southeast, including the early American Circus, the Harlem Line Railroad, the Tilly Foster Mine, the Borden Milk

Condensery, and the Croton Reservoir System."


The Site:                                                                                                  

"The museum is located on Main Street, Brewster in one of Putnam County's largest landmarked buildings, the 1896 Old Town Hall, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Southeast Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the material artifacts and culture significant to the history of the Town of Southeast and its environs." 



Located approximately 60 miles north of New York City, the village of Brewster is conveniently accessible by car or the Harlem Line of Metro North Railroad. The Southeast Museum is located on Main Street, Brewster (Route 6), a short drive from exit 10 off I684, or exit 20 off I84, and a five-minute walk from the train station. Metered parking is available on Main Street