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Van Cortlandt House

246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
718-543-3344
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Ranked #16 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt wheat plantation.

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Westmont, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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

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Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 all about it! This is history of American Immigration! The quietness and peace, ideal if... More

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Bronx, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 .

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A quaint little house in Van Cortlandt Park. Not much to see unless you like quaint old houses, but actually worth a visit if the weather is good and you fancy having a picnic in Van Cortlandt Park. Tip: Buy an MTA unlimited ride ticket to get the best value.

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Van Cortlandt House sits in the southwest corner of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. When we visited, we were given a self-guided tour folder and pretty much left on our own (I don't know if that's usual, or if we looked pretty harmless, but I was surprised that there was no one in the house keeping watch). The... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

The house itself is nice, just small and not decorated the way I'd imagine the house of the 4th richest man's to be. But, it was nice and the price wasn't bad either. I'd say it was worth the visit either way if you enjoy history.

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Suffern, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

A very well preserved and historic home brought back to the Revolutionary period. Both the house and grounds are magnificent and the escorts in period dress make it all come alive. There are activities that are shown through out the day to keep the children interested and engaged. It was worth the price of admission.

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

If youre into Old House and are in The area the Van Cortland House is a nice option

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NY
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163 reviews 163 reviews
65 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

An interesting site. Not a lot goes on here, but they sometimes have demonstrations of colonial life and games. Good for kids and adults. A good example of a period house.

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