The city is serviced by the Metro-North and Amtrak railroads and Westchester County's Bee-Line bus service. Parking is available for the train at the Dobbs Ferry station. Click here for a Link to "Dobbs Ferry" on Metro-North's website.
Local highways include I-95, the Hutchinson River Parkway "a.k.a. the Hutch", and I-287 is not far away.
Named after a ferry service that traversed the Hudson River at this location, Dobbs Ferry may well have played a small but vital role in the American Revolutionary War. According to original manuscripts of General George Washington, Washington met at Dobbs Ferry with French allies the Comte de Rochambeau and the Comte de Grasse to plan the Siege of Yorktown that ended the war with Great Britain. Although historians have long debated whether this meeting took place at present day Dobbs Ferry or at the ferry terminus directly opposite on the Hudson River, a monument has long stood in Dobbs Ferry at Livingston Manor, the site of the claimed 1781 meeting. Dobbs Ferry also played host to another significant event: In 1783, at the Philip Van Brugh Livingston house, Washington and British colonial Governor George Clinton met General Sir Guy Carleton, later known as Lord Dorchester, to negotiate for the evacuation by the British troops of the posts they still held in the United States. The village was originally incorporated in 1873 as Greenburgh, but the name was changed to Dobbs Ferry in 1882