Philipse Manor Station

A former train station building is the headquarters, performance space, and classroom for the Hudson Valley Writers Center. In 1996, the board of directors and staff of the Center completed restoration of the station building, which is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.

The Preservation League of New York State selected the Hudson Valley Writers Center to receive its prestigious Excellence in Preservation Award for the restoration in 2005.

Many generous donors contributed to the building restoration including poet Linda Ashear, whose funding made it possible complete some of the most recent preservation.

Following is an excerpt from the April 2001 edition of The Chronicle, a publication of the Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.


As early as 1903 the Philipse Manor Company was holding discussions with the railroad about constructing a station on the Hudson River Railroad line in the Manor. In fact, a 1903 company pamphlet depicts an artist’s rendition of the proposed station. Detailed site drawings were first created in 1910 and by January 1, 1911 the New York Herald reported that the station and its approaches were under construction. The Company deeded six small parcels of land near the tracks and gave the New York City and Hudson River Railroad a perpetual right of way along the tracks. With the same spirit of cooperation between the railroad and the Company, the station was completed costing several hundred thousand dollars. It was reported in 1913 that, “In token of this cooperation the great bronze eagle from the tower of the old Grand Central Station has been established on the riverfront esplanade.


→ Read more about the history of the Hudson Valley Writers Center here.

Getting Here

Hudson Valley Writer's Center

Located at the Philpse Railroad Station.

Please Note: Putting our street address into GPS will often take you to Kingsland Point Park nearby and not to our location! Using “Philipse Manor Station” as your destination yields better results than 300 Riverside Ave. We are on the EAST side of the Philipse Manor Metro-North tracks not the river side. We are in the actual former train station building near stairs to platforms. If you wind up at Kingsland, come back across the bridge off of Palmer Avenue, make a LEFT at the Triangle onto Riverside, and we are on the left above the station.


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Click here for Metro-North train schedule.

We are the Philipse Manor stop (local stop) on the Hudson-East Line. Exit the train, you’re there at our stone building right alongside the platform.