Suffern is a village in the Town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States located north of the State of New Jersey; east of Hillburn; south of Montebello and west of Airmont. "The Point of the Mountains" or "Sidman's Clove" were names used in designating the present village of Suffern before the Revolution. Originally inhabited by the Ramapough (Monsey (Minsi)) Indians, who were a division of the great Delaware or Lenape Indian Nation, upon Sidman's death this land passed into the hands of his son-in-law, John Smith, who sold it to John Suffern.
Landmarks and places of interest
- Brooklands Park – Lake Road – Site of Brooklands, home of Daniel Carter Beard, a founder of Boy Scouts of America.
- Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area – Suffern is a designated gateway to the HRVNHA.
- Lafayette Theatre – 97 Lafayette Avenue. Rockland's only surviving movie palace, built 1924, renovated in 1927 and having a renovated 1931 Wurlitzer pipe organ installed by the Theater Organ Society in 1992.
- Suffern Free Library – 210 Lafayette Avenue. The Ramapo Room contains historical books, clippings and photographs of western Ramapo.
- Suffern Railroad Museum – 1 Erie Plaza
- Suffern Village Museum – 61 Washington Avenue – Exhibits relating to the history of Suffern and the Ramapo area. Includes displays relating to American Indians, original Avon products, nearby iron mines and Dan Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Traveling Trunk program is available for classroom use, 4th–7th grade. Trunk holds items representing Rockland history from 1741–1841. Open Sunday, 2–4 pm, September through June.
- U.S. Post Office – Built during the New Deal, is located on Chestnut Street between NY 59 and US 202, on the northern edge of the village's downtown business district. (NRHP)
- Washington Avenue Soldier's Monument and Triangle – Washington Avenue (NRHP)
- Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route