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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

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Museum Day at the Day Hotel

I went to Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden on Smithsonian Museum Day. (If you are unfamiliar with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fran727
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Long Beach, NY
Very Detailed tour of a very unknown little historic museum

I have been coming into New York City for almost fifty years and I never heard of the Mount Vernon... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Justin W
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a day hotel in 1826, the Museum transports visitors back to a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city below 14th Street. Enjoy a guided tour of eight period...more
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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden on Smithsonian Museum Day. (If you are unfamiliar with Smithsonian Museum Day, it is an annual event in September when certain museums are free, using a ticket printed from the Smithsonian website.) This hotel museum was...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I have been coming into New York City for almost fifty years and I never heard of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, a interesting little historic building on East 61st Street by the East River. The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum was the stables for the...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This Museum was originally constructed in 1799 as a carriage house & converted to a "Day Hotel" in 1826. It was used by New Yorkers for day trips to escape the city for a nice day in the country (back when this was still the...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Once upon a time this museum was a hotel and in 1800s people used to come here for a retreat from old New York. i recently attended a HISTORIC PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP and the experience was educational and entertaining as we actually made colorful prints. The...More

Thank pollytalknyc
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We arrived about 40 minutes before closing, but were nicely accommodated. The short video about New York City in the 1820's and 30's was an engaging history lesson. Our tour was a very brisk one (given the late hour, I guess), but our guide crammed...More

1  Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The Mt Vernon hotel is a reminder of the days when the "city" north of 14th St. was farmland and orchards and occasional country homes. A visit is a charming break from the city streets that now surround this historic property. For a little while...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 31 March 2018

What was most interesting was learning about a "day" Hotel and that in the 1800's there was a horse track near it. Limited picture taking but good way to spend an hour.

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 29 March 2018

As someone coming from the UK to visit, yes we have much older historical gems in our country.....but we still found this charming and very interesting. It is indeed a small museum but contains a lot of history and we were certainly lucky with our...More

Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was born and raised in New York and was surprised that this hidden gem existed. The history of the hotel was interesting. I am glad that a group of people got together to safe this landmark from developers. I was disappointed that I could...More

Thank JudyV409
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped by the gardens around this beautiful old house before going to a medical appointment nearby. As usual, but Garden was very peaceful in the early morning light, and could really imagine that there were no city buildings nearby.

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