Due to COVID-19 precautions, our public opening hours are suspended until further notice. We are accepting bookings for private events and film shoots at 718-352-1548 or siterental@baysidehistorical.org. You can also reach us by phone if you wish to contact us for any other business reason. We anticipate reopening this fall and are working to safely welcome back visitors to the Castle!


Changing and permanent exhibits stimulate interest in the history and culture of northeast Queens. Many materials used are culled from the archival collection, and encourage conversation and inquiry.



Performances, lectures, activities, social gatherings, family programs, and local events engage visitors at the Castle, and cultivate appreciation for our area’s historic and cultural resources.



On field trips to the Castle, students are encouraged to think like historians as they interact with artifacts and documents from our collection and participate in fun, grade-appropriate activities.



BHS offers researchers of all ages public access to its extensive repository of archival materials that document the history and heritage of the communities of Bayside and Northeast Queens.

Community Activities


From meet-and-greet nights for local politicians to neighborhood walking tours, weekly yoga classes, and volunteer opportunities to clean up and beautify our natural resources, BHS helps bring our community together in friendship and stewardship. 

Weddings at BHS
Private Parties


The Castle is available for private rental. With a variety of beautiful spaces and rooms available for your exclusive use, the Castle is the ideal location for weddings, sweet sixteens, family celebrations, birthday and anniversary parties, reunions, and other special events.

Browse our online exhibits