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Van Cortlandt House

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George Washington Slept Here

Yes, George did sleep here, but more than that, this house is a significant slice of Bronx history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon B
Bronx, New York
Rich colonial and revolutionary history

The Van Cortlandt mansion is a historical gem that should not be missed by anyone interested in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger P
Denver, Colorado
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The oldest house in the Bronx, this was the homestead of the Van Cortlandt wheat plantation.
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246th Street and Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, George did sleep here, but more than that, this house is a significant slice of Bronx history and very well preserved. The tour guides are informative and the location in Van Cortlandt Park is well worth the trip, easily by #1 train from downtown...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Van Cortlandt mansion is a historical gem that should not be missed by anyone interested in the colonial and revolutionary history of NYC and the country as a whole. The house hosted Washington, Rochambeau, Tarleton and the future King William IV. In addition the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Roger P
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a great time visiting the oldest house in the Bronx. Great location! The area is well maintained. Took the self-guided tour, but I ran into one of the Museum staff that was conducting a private tour and allowed me to follow along. Paul was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

This was my first trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum. I had wanted to see it decorated for the holidays and it was a very interesting self-guided tour of the house. You get to walk through the whole house by yourself and see all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Justin W
Reviewed September 5, 2018

It was easy to find from the 242 Street 1 train station, A wonderful self guided tour. There are several staircases but you can rest on each level. They give you a self guided booklet to help you appreciate the house and furnishings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cassysj
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank k f
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank cecesimms
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank gboi77
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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank LolaBarr
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
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