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The Old Philipse Manor Station

A unique, beautiful and historic venue for your next event. The turn-of-the-20th-Century Philipse Manor Railroad Station building, home of the Hudson Valley Writers Center since the 1990s and alongside an active train stop, is available for your next meeting, birthday party, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, private reading, presentation, reunion, or any other event you are hosting! We are also happy to host small film shoots. Lovingly restored, this building (listed on the National and State register of historic places) features dark, chestnut wood-paneling and hardwood floors, a rustic stone fireplace, large porch with gorgeous views of the Hudson River, and plenty of train station parking (freely available on weekends and evenings). In 2005, the Center received the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State. Located on a quiet street, you and your guests can relax on the porch and watch boats dock and trains pass. With air conditioning, internet access, a lectern, microphone, folding tables, and dozens of chairs available, we can help make your next event one to remember. Use of our Great Room, two bathrooms, a front porch, our adjacent parking spaces (can be used for other things besides parking), and a back balcony overlooking train/river. We have a small kitchenette equipped with small microwave, small fridge/freezer, sink, and counter. Groups often use this for a food staging area. The space is on one level and is wheelchair accessible. There are no stairs; there’s a slight ramp in front off the parking lot. Trains stop here and race past, so this is train background noise intermittently.

Category and style

Event Space, Office, Retail/Small Business

Craftsman, Dated/Retro, Dilapidated/Neglected


Private parking for 10 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
800 sq ft


Air Conditioning


Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Ornate Ceiling
Auditorium/Lecture Hall
Conference Room/Boardroom
Wood Doors
Dark Wood Floor
Book Store/Stand
Valley View
Wood-Paneled Walls
Picture/Stationary Windows

Restricted Areas

Basement, train platform

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking