The Stepping Stones Foundation opens the Wilsons' historic home Monday-Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m, with a guided tour at 1:00 p.m. on those days and at other times by appointment. Advanced notice of your visit is extremely helpful by calling (914) 232-4822 or emailing email@example.com with your plans.
The indoors at Stepping Stones are generally not open for drop-in visitors, except when a tour is taking place and calling ahead is highly recommended. Stepping Stones availability to open the house by appointment depends upon the availability of staff and a host of volunteers.
Parking at all times is up the driveway at 62 Oak Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
Tours generally run from an hour to 90 minutes. No food is available on site, but you may bring picnic food to eat outdoors. Limited photography is allowed indoors, and visitors must adhere to the rules of the house.
A donation of at least $10 per person is suggested to help offset the costs of keeping Stepping Stones open to the public.
MAKE A RESERVATION
We look forward to having you! To reserve your place on a scheduled tour or make an appointment, call (914) 232-4822, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or fill out the form below.
IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR VISIT
Stepping Stones reminds visitors that it is located in a residential neighborhood. For that reason we ask that you kindly do not park or stop along the streets (including cabs), turn around in neighbors driveways, gather in the street for photos or any other purpose. Please be prepared to be quiet at all times, even when on the Stepping Stones property. Please convey this request to everyone you are visiting with. Refraining from clapping, yelling and honking will help Stepping Stones remain excellent neighbors and be a tremendous service.
Public address systems are never allowed and there are no exceptions. Coach Busses are strictly prohibited as a means of getting to the Stepping Stones property, but please be in touch with staff for any special accommodation that you may need in advance and we will be happy to help you.
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TRAVELING TO STEPPING STONES
Stepping Stones physical address is 62 Oak Road, Katonah, NY 10536, even though the house itself sits on the Bedford Hills border and Bill and Lois Wilson always referred to their home as being in Bedford Hills. Both are villages of the larger town of Bedford.
BY TRAIN FROM NEW YORK CITY: Stepping Stones is a cab ride away from the Bedford Hills or Katonah stations on Metro-North Railroad. Board a "Southeast" bound commuter train at Grand Central Terminal (87 E. 42nd Street) to "Southeast" and get off at the Bedford Hills (1 Railroad Avenue, Bedford Hills) or Katonah station (70 Katonah Avenue at Jay Street). The ride takes about an hour.
Katonah is a better station if you wish to have lunch or shop in a quaint village before your trip to Stepping Stones. The Village of Katonah is 2 miles from Stepping Stones. Bedford Hills is a better stop if you plan to WALK to Stepping Stones, as it is 1 mile away. If walking, exit the Bedford Hills train station on the parking lot side, walk up Railroad Avenue, make a right onto Route 117. Bear left at the second street onto Cherry Street, walk 1/2 mile up Cherry and take the third left, which is Woodfield Road. At the end of Woodfield Road you will see an unpaved turnaround driveway on the left. Stepping Stones is behind the turnaround driveway up the hill.
AT EITHER STATION look for taxi stands on the parking lot exits or call a taxi for a quick ride to Stepping Stones. Taxi numbers include: (914) 666-7474, (914) 232-1111. Give the driver 62 Oak Road, Katonah as the address. Tour guides or other visitors can often give you a ride back to the train station after the tour so don't schedule a pick up in advance unless you wish. To ensure a quick pick up at the station when you arrive, call the taxi number above when you get to the Mt. Kisco station.
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BY TRAIN FROM OTHER LOCATIONS: If you are traveling from farther away, take Amtrak to Penn Station (7th and 8th avenues, between 31st and 33rd streets), and then take a cab (or walk) to Grand Central and proceed as above.