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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Address: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10464
Phone Number: +1 718-885-1461
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Ranked #9 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors, is tucked away in a lovely...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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

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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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New York
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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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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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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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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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