Welcome to Port Chester, New York. It is considered the capital of the restaurants and entertainment of Westchester County. It is located at the intersection of I-287 and I-95, less than 10 minutes from the Westchester County Airport, and has a renovated Metro North train station (only 45 minutes from downtown Manhattan) and of access to the Long Island Sound area.
The Bush Lyon Homestead is one of the few pre-revolutionary homes remaining in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The Homestead is located at 479 King Street in Port Chester, New York. The Homestead and the 22-acre public park surrounding it were purchased by the Village of Port Chester in 1925. Since then, the Homestead has been maintained by the Village of Port Chester and the residents who make up its Park Commission.
Before the property was acquired by the town of Port Chester, it was a working farm that at one time consisted of more than 200 acres. Today, Village residents use the Lyon park for picnics, concerts, baseball games and many other activities. The Homestead was used for years as the meeting place of the Historical Society of Port Chester. James and Dolores Charles, who worked as property caretakers from 1981 to 2009, were the last people to live in the house. When Mr. Charles passed away, the Farm was closed to the public and ceased to be a focal point for the community.
With the People celebrating the 150th year since its incorporation, interest in the history of the People has been renewed. It was created to educate and motivate others who may be interested in relaunching the Historical Society of Port Chester and re-opening the Bush Lyon Homestead to the public.
Port Chester rests from a bustling crossroads with a thriving promenade in the center that offers some of the best restaurants and entertainment venues in many locations around. Your mission, what will it be? Discover what makes Port Chester Village the Bright Star of the Sound Shore Community.