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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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A bit of History worth seeking in the North Bronx

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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New York, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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New York City, New York
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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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Westmont, New Jersey
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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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Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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