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Address: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10464
Phone Number: +1 718-885-1461
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Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors, is...
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
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Precious jewel on the Long Island Sounds

If you have never been. You must make a stop by the gem of a place. I love it!! The house and the gardens are truly delightful. I find it fascinating how people lived in the past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Eastover, South Carolina

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Eastover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you have never been. You must make a stop by the gem of a place. I love it!! The house and the gardens are truly delightful. I find it fascinating how people lived in the past. This place is sure to sparkle your interest. I had a few pell grants back in the day. well now I am at... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Go by car if you can! The grounds are magnificent and the home is as well.This is a federal mansion filled with original furnishings The guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Make a day of it !

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was a long trip by subway and bus but well worth it. I found the staff to be fantastic at explaining the history, life and times of this unique treasure. The grounds are wonderful as are the outbuildings and other sights. Kudos to the dedicated staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When Robert Moses chopped up this part of the Bronx, this federal mansion was spared. It's a federal mansion, furnished originally and historically accurate. The grounds contain a wig wam, wonderful gardens and a small cemetery hidden in the woods.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On your way to Orchard Beach if you take the turnaround when you see the road to the beach, and stay right you will see the sign that says Shore road North you continue till you see the Golf course on your left, and immediately slow down ,and look to your right for the Pell Mansion sign. As you enter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

While we were visting Pelham Bay Park with our adult daughter, we decided to take a tour of the Bartow-Pell Mansion. We would rate it as interesting but not particularly outstanding in any way. Fine to include as part of a trip, but not a stand-alone location. Perhaps part of the problem was that our guide appeared to be rather... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was really excited about visiting the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, however, it was somewhat difficult to get to without a car. On my first try, I got very close to the museum, however, they decided to close about 30 minutes earlier because of the Christmas Holidays and so when I called to inform them that I was almost there, I... More 

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Today, my husband and I visited the Bartow-Pell mansion with the NYBG tour for members. It was such a lovely experience. The mansion is dressed in holiday grandeur. There were eight Christmas trees decorated with ornaments aligned with the theme of corresponding children's books. They were so beautiful and festive. The staff was very knowledgeable about the history of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had the good fortune of visiting on an autumn day full of color and glory. The grounds are magnificent and the house itself was a beauty restored. Our guide, Ms. Lambdin was outstanding and even took us to the carriage house as part of the tour. It was the end of the 100th anniversary celebration. I definitely would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great views and a sense of history. We got a sense of what it was like to live there. The staff is very knowledgeable about the house. We enjoyed the picnic we had near the fountain.

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