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Van Cortlandt House

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246th Street and Broadway Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
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Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd StNew York City Subway22 min
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Greg Harris wrote a review Nov 2020
Yonkers, New York207 contributions2 helpful votes
The Van Cortlandt House Museum is a truly remarkable historic gem of Bronx, New York. The Van Cortlandt House is the oldest building in the Bronx, and it is a Georgian style mansion that dates back to 18th Century New York, a time in which slavery was legal and heavily practiced. The home itself was said to have been built by African slaves for the Van Cortlandt Family, a prominent mercantile family, whom founded and operated a grist and plantation mill on the property. When visiting the Van Cortlandt museum in June of 2018, my wife and I were impressed by the house’s carefully preserved Georgian style details. We also viewed and learned much about the multiple furnishings and materials that belonged to the Van Cortlandt Family. Being African Americans, both my wife and I were of course understandably sensitive and saddened to learn about the house’s connection to slavery and the life and treatment of the slaves that worked and lived on the property. For those that enjoy visiting historic homes, learning about 18th Century New York, and it’s Dutch heritage, the Van Cortlandt House Museum is definitely a top destination to visit and sightsee!!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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InTheMomentManhattan wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York836 contributions250 helpful votes
My wife and I visited Van Cortlandt Park and came upon Van Cortlandt House Museum. The museum provides a self guided tour. It is very well organized. The house itself is in very good condition and in many ways beautifully decorated. We visited the park and found the House to be open by accident. It was a happy experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Justin W wrote a review Dec 2019
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey2,114 contributions516 helpful votes
The Van Cortlandt House is a wonderful place to experience what Christmas was like during and post-Revolutionary War. Remember that the Federalist period is very different from the Victorian Age with its post Civil War excesses and new traditions. It was after the war years when the country was still developing. So Christmas at this time was more natural decorations of pine garlands, holly and mistletoe. The house is decorated with beautiful traditional wreaths and garland on the outside as well. The manor house had many different activities for the holidays that were earlier in the month so you have to watch their website to see when they have special events. The house is charming and is fun to tour because it is not really busy. The house has all sorts of corners and niches and if you understand old Dutch families, you understand how the house works. There is different sleeping quarters for adults and children and the use of natural light in the house. In the summer, the house is open air and nicely landscaped. It is a lot of fun to visit when you are up in the Bronx. It is fun during Christmas.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Joan P wrote a review Dec 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10 contributions1 helpful vote
Interesting self guided tour of lovely early American Dutch family house filled with interesting furniture; cloaks; uniforms; maps and a dollhouse. Curator was extremely lively and knowledgeable about family and early American revolutionary era history. Definitely worth a brief stop off the roadways going through the Bronx.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Passport590427 wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York31 contributions7 helpful votes
It was, I was told, the first museum opened in NYC! the visit of this mansion, at the edge of Van Cortland Park, is very interesting, the story of the Van Cortlands breathtaking, like a novel, the rooms, furniture, clothes of the time very mind fetching.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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