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Van Cortlandt House

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246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
+1 718-543-3344
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An unexpected historic gem

This out-of-the-way historic house is easy to get to by subway or bicycle, and is situated in a... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
k f
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New York City, New York
self-guided tour

This was a charming house to visit. We ended up taking the $5 self-guided tour and one person was... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
cecesimms
,
Boston, Massachusetts
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The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt wheat plantation.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 11, 2018
“An unexpected historic gem”
May 29, 2017
“self-guided tour”
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246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This out-of-the-way historic house is easy to get to by subway or bicycle, and is situated in a large park. The interiors are lovely - nicely restored, with some unexpected paint colors derived from the paint-chip analysis of the original treatments. A very low-key place...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

This was a charming house to visit. We ended up taking the $5 self-guided tour and one person was appointed to read the descriptions for each room from a file that they gave us when we checked in. I was delighted by the spaciousness of...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

​Free admission every Wednesday! The staff are genuinely nice and helpful. At the reception, they'll give you a self-guide booklet to help you better appreciate the three-story Dutch house, the generations of the Van Cortlandt family that called it home, its furnishings, and its historic...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

The grounds here are not much to see but the house is great! We had an excellent tour guide, David, who was super knowledgeable and did well with the mixed ages in our group. He shared stories about the objects in the house, the history...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2015

Like history? Definitely worth a visit. Take a glimpse into a house from the 1700's. Love the period furnishings, clothing and wooden Dutch shoes.

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Reviewed August 26, 2015

We are trying to complete our tourist in our own town moments, and took the 1 subway line to its end in far north New York City. Van Cortlandt Park is huge, with vista's across lawns. It is a very short walk to the 18th...More

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the oldest house in New York City, when it was built in 1748. Its rooms have colonial furniture, including a Dutch grandfather clock. The staircase is made from maple, and its balusters are ornate. The rear bedroom has a Dutch cupboard bed, and...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2015

This park it's good if you are going to celebrate a birthday party there with your children. It's very accesable via mass transit and I-87 from all parts of the city.

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Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited the park for a track meet. It's a beautiful park. And quite large. It stems into Yonkers.

Thank cap249
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Getting out of the city in less than an hour with subway 1. This is the place to be. A large park and a small sized house in old style with very authentic pieces of furniture and we had a fantastic volunteer who told us...More

1  Thank ChantalKortmann
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