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Philipse Manor Hall

P.O. Box 496, Yonkers, NY 10702
914-965-4027
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Yonkers
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Art Museums
Description: Historic home of the Philipse family; today serves as a museum of history, art and architecture.
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English first
Yonkers, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just a short walk from the Yonkers train station, through the newly opened Riverwalk, one finds an authentic 17th-century Dutch farmhouse manor with deep roots to local history. Now a state historical site and a National Historic Landmark, the interior contains period details and numerous portraits by notable American artists.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I would highly recommend this spot to anyone with children, in particular elementary or middle school aged children. We went in with no expectations and were incredibly surprised and delighted with the exhibit. The city has converted this old manor hall, originally owned by the Philipse who were local landowners and made most of their riches from the slave-trade, into... More

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place holds history from the time of slavery. Some of the history may never be told it is hard to capture all the truth.

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DOBBS FERRY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a beautiful house built in the 1600s. It is one of the oldest surviving houses in North America. It is up the street from the historic Yonkers train station and so is easily accessed. The house boasts an original papier-mache Rococo ceiling and original magenta Delft tile. If you are a history lover, it is not to be... More

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Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Philipse family built this splendid building and lived in it for many years, and learning about them puts your history lessons into a good perspective. Their wealth started in England but was increased in great measure through what we nowadays call ill-gotten gains - the slave trade between Africa, the Caribbean and the American South. They also were loyal... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Philipse Manor Hall is an old Dutch Mansion from the 1600's located on the Hudson River in downtown Yonkers. There is a lot of history here and there are tours. The City of Yonkers has done a great job in maintaining it's originality.

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katonah, new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

great history, good tour guides, and fascinating to learn about the history of the estate, and the history of the whole Hudson Valley area. great place to spend a half day!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a charming home, and though not the oldest home in Yonkers, it is one of the more impressive. This is the smaller of the two Philipse Manor properties that I know of, the other is further north (I think in Tarrytown). Though the larger of the two has more to see and do, they are both worth a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I've spent a couple of afternoons visiting the exhibits at the Philipse Manor Hall. It's right in the heart of downtown historic Yonkers. They have exhibits (currently one on slavery) and tours of the house and grounds. It's a living testament to what was, and it's preserved beautifully. They occasionally have performances there too. Right now they are moving the... More

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