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Address: 246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
Phone Number: 718-543-3344
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The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt...

The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt wheat plantation.

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Oldest building in the Bronx: 1748

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

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.

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New York City, New York
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246 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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 century house of the grandson of the first Van Cortlandt to arrive in New York.... More 

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Thank Douglas T
New York, New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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 bed steps.

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1 Thank Ilanfreedman
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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.

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Thank Jason P
Westmont, New Jersey
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank cap249
Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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1 Thank ChantalKortmann
Bronx, New York
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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1 Thank Thomas S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Ken M
New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank LRF131
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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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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