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Address: 246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
Phone Number: 718-543-3344
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Description: 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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Track Meet

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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Westmont, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
79 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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