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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 #19 of 27 attractions in Bronx
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt wheat plantation.
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English first
Bronx, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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13 reviews 13 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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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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