Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site is a United States
National Historic Site located in Mount Vernon
, New York
, just north of the New York City
borough of The Bronx
. The site was authorized in 1978 to protect Saint Paul's Church from increasing industrialization of the surrounding area. Saint Paul's Church was one of New York's oldest parishes and was used as a military hospital after the American Revolutionary War Battle of Pell's Point in 1776. The 5-acre (20,000 m2) cemetery surrounding the church is also within the historic site and contains an estimated 9,000 burials dating from 1704.
Today,visitors can visit the church and the 225-year-old church tower on ranger-guided tours. A carriage house next to the church now serves as a museum and visitor center. The site was opened to the public in 1984.