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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 29 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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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is a treat to the visitor! It is kept in meticulously accurate shape! The entry prices are very affordable. My young kids, ages 7 & 10, had a great time listening to the staff member as she explained the typical day in the life of the mid-19th century. We visited in early spring so the gardens... More

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Eastover, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is both a New York City and National Landmark. They have guided and group tours, with educational tours throughout the year(self-guided tour,works best for me). We like to go and stroll the gardens and hike the trail. The Museum is only open to the public Wednesday,Saturday and Sunday 12-4PM. The house itself is Greek Revival. Its a great example... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You should come here if you happen to be in the area. I was in the Bronx vicinity and wanted to kill a few hours and this was perfect. You can walk around the outside: there's a little garden, a little family grave plot, a small hiking trail that goes by the marshes/bay, and a wigwam. Cool, random stuff to... More

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My mom, son & I toured the Bartow-Pell mansion in late August. The entrance price was very reasonable - $11 for the 3 of us, with sr. & student discounts and parking was free. The mansion is beautifully set up in the areas visitors could enter. The guide was knowledgable in the areas that were her standard spiel, but not... More

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New York
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited this historic mansion around Christmastime. Each room is beautifully done up for the holiday season, with a different motif and Christmas tree. There's a shop where you can buy merchandise related to the history of the mansion. Overall, a very nice day trip.

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New Rochelle, New York
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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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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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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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