Hours and Location

Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Research visits are by appointment only.  We are closed on all legal holidays.

For appointments, call the Archives at (914) 476-6333 or email archives@archny.org.

The Archives of the Archdiocese of New York are located at:

St. Joseph’s Seminary
201 Seminary Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704


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Directions

From the South

  • FROM NEW YORK CITY

Take Major Deegan North, leading into N.Y. State Thruway.  After Yonkers Raceway, exit at Mile Square Road. Proceed to light and make a left turn under the thruway.  This is Mile Square Road. Take this road straight up the hill, which ends at Seminary Avenue.  Make a left turn on to Seminary Avenue (St. Joseph’s Seminary will be on your right).  Just before the stop sign, make a right turn into the main gate of the seminary.  Follow the driveway, and stay left around the circle to the parking area.

  • FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE

At the terminus of the George Washington Bridge take Henry Hudson Parkway North to Saw Mill River Parkway north to the Cross County Parkway East. Take first exit to the right off Cross County, Midland Avenue.   At the Stop sign, make a left turn and proceed to the light at Yonkers Avenue.  Go straight across Yonkers Avenue, following the narrow road.  The seminary will be on your left. At the Stop sign make a U turn to enter Seminary gate and go counterclockwise around circle to parking area.

  • FROM LONG ISLAND

Take the Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Parkway north. Continue on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 13, Cross County Parkway West. The highway narrows to three lanes, look for divided road. Take right fork, and then Exit 4S, Central Avenue South.  Upon exiting you will be parallel with the New York State Thruway. (Do not enter Thruway!) Bear right.  Go to the first traffic light and make a right turn onto Mile Square Road.  Take this road straight up the hill, which ends at Seminary Avenue.  Make a left turn on to Seminary Avenue (St. Joseph’s Seminary will be on your right).  Just before the stop sign, make a right turn into the main gate of the seminary.  Follow the driveway, and stay left around the circle to the parking area.

From the North

  • FROM NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY

Follow Thruway South to Central Avenue, Mile Square Road Exit.  After exiting, proceed to first traffic light take a right at the light and follow Mile Square Road to the end of its climb.  At Stop sign you are facing the Seminary but must go left to the gate. Inside gate go left counterclockwise around the circle to the parking area.

  • FROM HUTCHINSON RIVER PARKWAY

Take the parkway South to Cross County Parkway west.   Take Exit 4S, Central Avenue South.  Upon exiting you will be parallel with the New York State Thruway. (Do not enter Thruway!) Bear right.  Go to the first traffic light and make a right turn onto Mile Square Road.  Take this road straight up the hill, which ends at Seminary Avenue.  Make a left turn on to Seminary Avenue (St. Joseph’s Seminary will be on your right).  Just before the stop sign, make a right turn into the main gate of the seminary.  Follow the driveway, and stay left around the circle to the parking area.

  • FROM SAW MILL RIVER PARKWAY

Take the parkway South to Cross County Parkway east.   Take first exit off Cross County (Yonkers Ave.), make a left turn at Stop sign, to the light at Yonkers Avenue.  Go straight across Yonkers Avenue, following the narrow road.  The Seminary will be on your left.  At Stop sign take U turn left to enter gate.  Go around circle counterclockwise to parking area.

  • FROM TACONIC STATE PARKWAY

Take the parkway South to Sprain Brook Parkway south. Take Central Avenue South exit to Central Park Avenue. Stay on Central Avenue and at the second traffic light, make a right turn onto Mile Square Road. Proceed up the hill and at Stop sign make a left hand turn onto Seminary Avenue.  Proceed one long block to reach the main gate.  Once in the main gate go left counterclockwise around the circle to the parking area.

Public Transportation

  • WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXPRESS BUS –

BxM4C – White Plains

Picks up on Madison Avenue.  Exit bus at Yonkers and Central Avenue.  Transfer to the #7 Yonkers Avenue Bus to Seminary Avenue.  Walk up hill—three long blocks.

  • METRO-NORTH: HARLEM  LINE

To Mount Vernon West Station.  Take the #7 Yonkers Avenue Bus to Seminary Avenue. Walk up hill – three long blocks.

  • SUBWAY

#4 SUBWAY (WOODLAWN)

To Bedford Park Boulevard Stop, #20/21 Bee-Line Bus to Yonkers and Central Avenues (Raceway).  Transfer to the #7 Yonkers Avenue Bus to Seminary Avenue. Walk up hill-three long blocks.To 238th Street Stop, Nereid Avenue IND “D” SUBWAY

To Bedford Park Boulevard Stop. Go upstairs to Grand Concourse, #20/21 BeeLine Bus to Yonkers and Central Avenues (Raceway).  Transfer to the #7 Yonkers Avenue Bus to Seminary Avenue. Walk up hill – three long blocks.

#1 Subway (242ND STREET)

At last stop (W. 242nd St. & Broadway) take #1 or #2 Broadway Bus (Yonkers) to Getty Square (Yonkers).  Transfer to the #7 Yonkers Avenue Bus to Seminary Avenue. Walk up hill – three long blocks.

#2 Subway (241ST STREET, Wakefield)

To 238th Street Stop, Nereid Avenue, go downstairs to northwest corner and take the #25 Cross County Bus (Yonkers) to Midland and Smart Avenues.  Walk up Smart Avenue, which turns into Seminary Avenue. The seminary will be on the right side.

*Check the Westchester County BeeLine Bus Schedules.