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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10464
+1 718-885-1461
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Ranked #11 of 26 attractions in Bronx
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors, is tucked away in a lovely, quiet corner of Pelham Bay Park - an area that was... more » Owner description: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors, is tucked away in a lovely, quiet corner of Pelham Bay Park - an area that was once home to more than 20 elegant country estates. As the only grand country house still in existence on Pelham Bay, it provides an important link to the social and architectural history of New York. Visitors are welcome to take a guided tour of the mansion and view our impressive collection of mid-19th century furnishings and fine and decorative arts. Or stroll around the grounds and the formal terraced garden behind the house. Hours Mansion: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 4 p.M. $5 For adults $3 for seniors & students free for children under six Tours (aprox 45 mins)12:15, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15 Carriage House: April through October Gardens/Grounds: open daily from 8:30 a.M. To dusk, free « less
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New Rochelle, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you have the time, I recommend coordinating your visit so that you can take a tour. The guides are quite knowledgeable and patient. They will def try to include/encourage the youngest visitor. I encourage you to check their calendar to discover what adventure/event you might participate in while visiting. 2014 is a special year, since it is their centennial... More

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Historic old mansion set in the northern part of Pelham Bay Park. Free Parking. Excellent tour given by the guide. Nice landscaping.

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Bronx, New York
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visit the mansion and take a tour . Walk in the gardens and take a hike down to the water . Afterwards you can drive over to City Island and eat seafood at any one of the many restaurants . Nice quiet easy going day . Call ahead for tour hours , grounds are free .

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Pleasantville, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Go when you can take a guided tour. The history is interesting. The cemetery is worth a look and the gardens are beautiful. Combine it with a visit to nearby City Island to complete your day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

I love Bartow-Pell Mansion, but it was much better when you can actually walk around the rooms yourself without it being roped off. Also, many rooms that I'm sure a lot of people would find interesting, including myself, are off limits. Some of the rooms that are not part of the tour are the kitchen, the closets, and the nursery.... More

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I love the tours during the holidays. They have beautiful period rooms. A nice big tree in the entrance. Knowledgeable staff. Tour prices are reasonable. Check their website.

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Yonkers, New York
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64 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband and I visited this treasure yesterday and had such a pleasant afternoon.....It remains in the setting it has always had and that helps bring you back in time.....It is beautifully cared for and loved. The Carriage house was perfect...even had a horse (life size recreation) in the stall and the stable boy! The house was surprisingly large....rooms well... More

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Kew Gardens, New York
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59 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The mansion is gracefully proportioned and furnished with beautiful French and American pieces appropriate to when the house was built. The curving staircase is a striking feature, ascending up three floors. The Greek revival details are especially nice. The mansion is set in a beautiful wild landscape, with a manicured lawn and enclosed terrace garden as a contrast. It is... More

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

What a Jewel. Bring your walking shoes and explore! Many trails that bring you back in time. You won’t believe you’re in the Bronx

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York, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I was checking out a bunch of historic places on this visit and this was one the list. Very cool place.Worth going to see if you like history

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