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Address: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10464
Phone Number: +1 718-885-1461
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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New York Treasure

This beautiful mansion and carriage house are well worth a visit. The house is from 1836 and is now owned by the NYC Parks Department. Love the 19th century furnishings. Check out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
SusanNYC_12
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful mansion and carriage house are well worth a visit. The house is from 1836 and is now owned by the NYC Parks Department. Love the 19th century furnishings. Check out the magnificent embroidery hanging on the walls upstairs. The grounds are lovely, too. Part of Pelham Bay Park. Saw a wild turkey in the woods on the way... More 

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Thank SusanNYC_12
Brooklyn, New York
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Lovely grounds, with great views of Pelham Bay and the surround marshlands. Some unknown New York City history here, dating back to the original settlements. Beautiful gardens. The house itself is great, but does not have the original furniture. The sun room is decadent.

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Thank iamnyc
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived as the house was closing. We toured the grounds and the outside of the mansion. Still a very special spot and worthy of a longer visit on my next trip/

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Thank XSki007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a lovely place hidden in the Bronx a true gem. You will see deer, rabbits hawks and even turkey. It's a quite tranquil place in the boarder of the Bronx and the suburbs.

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Thank pablo m
Eastover, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Thank Navylicious
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Thank enidfromtheslope
New York City, New York
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Dan W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank David A
Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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