We invite you to use this website to discover the rich heritage of the Village of Dobbs Ferry, New York. The mission of our Historical Society is to keep account of village history and to make that history live through articles and books that we write, photographs and maps that we preserve and display, speakers programs and public events.  Check out our various pages for information about these activities.  Join the Society and take part in the various programs we sponsor.  And use the “Contact Us” page to send us information about Dobbs Ferry history that we have not yet discovered!   Join us in this ever-interesting task.



The Road to Freedom Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17, starting in Gould Park, Dobbs Ferry at 1:00pm. The Walk will be led by fife and drum and will follow the path of the Continental Army when it took the first steps of its 400 mile march to Yorktown, Virginia, on August 19, 1781. Two months later, on October 19, 1781, American and French forces won a decisive victory over General Cornwallis and his British and Hessian army at the Battle of Yorktown. The victory led to uncontested independence for the United States.
The Walk ends at the Mead House, home of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 12 Elm Street, Dobbs Ferry. Refreshments will be outdoors. Families welcome.  For further information about the history that engendered the Road To Freedom Walk: click here to see our FAQ’s or find them under the Road to Freedom tab above.

To attend the Ernie Howell interview, please contact the Dobbs Ferry Library at 693-6614 and reserve your space. The Library will be taking reservations for the Community Meeting Room maintaining social distancing rules.

To receive a zoom link for the Cocktail Culture lecture, please RSVP to 





Visitors will need an appointment to do research.
Please contact us via our website : dobbsferryhistory.org
By email : dfhistory@icloud.com
By phone : (914)674-1007