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Van Cortlandt House

246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
+1 718-543-3344
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self-guided tour

This was a charming house to visit. We ended up taking the $5 self-guided tour and one person was... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
cecesimms
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New York City, New York
Historic house and museum

​Free admission every Wednesday! The staff are genuinely nice and helpful. At the reception... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
gboi77
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Philippines
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The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt wheat plantation.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
29 May 2017
“self-guided tour”
8 Dec 2016
“Historic house and museum”
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246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was a charming house to visit. We ended up taking the $5 self-guided tour and one person was appointed to read the descriptions for each room from a file that they gave us when we checked in. I was delighted by the spaciousness of...More

Thank cecesimms
Reviewed 9 December 2016

​Free admission every Wednesday! The staff are genuinely nice and helpful. At the reception, they'll give you a self-guide booklet to help you better appreciate the three-story Dutch house, the generations of the Van Cortlandt family that called it home, its furnishings, and its historic...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The grounds here are not much to see but the house is great! We had an excellent tour guide, David, who was super knowledgeable and did well with the mixed ages in our group. He shared stories about the objects in the house, the history...More

Thank LolaBarr
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Like history? Definitely worth a visit. Take a glimpse into a house from the 1700's. Love the period furnishings, clothing and wooden Dutch shoes.

Thank SusanNYC_12
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We are trying to complete our tourist in our own town moments, and took the 1 subway line to its end in far north New York City. Van Cortlandt Park is huge, with vista's across lawns. It is a very short walk to the 18th...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is the oldest house in New York City, when it was built in 1748. Its rooms have colonial furniture, including a Dutch grandfather clock. The staircase is made from maple, and its balusters are ornate. The rear bedroom has a Dutch cupboard bed, and...More

1  Thank Ilanfreedman
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This park it's good if you are going to celebrate a birthday party there with your children. It's very accesable via mass transit and I-87 from all parts of the city.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We visited the park for a track meet. It's a beautiful park. And quite large. It stems into Yonkers.

Thank cap249
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Getting out of the city in less than an hour with subway 1. This is the place to be. A large park and a small sized house in old style with very authentic pieces of furniture and we had a fantastic volunteer who told us...More

1  Thank ChantalKortmann
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you want to hike and take in some history then visit this park . There are a few good old Irish pubs across the street and near by to eat after or visit Wave Hill near by as well .

1  Thank Thomas S
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