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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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Address: 895 Shore Rd, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10464-1030
Phone Number: +1 718-885-1461
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Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors, is...

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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Beautiful gardens

This mansion museum is very educational. The gardens are lovely and a complete surprise when you see them. They have wonderful special events

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
Grillo050270
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This mansion museum is very educational. The gardens are lovely and a complete surprise when you see them. They have wonderful special events

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The day we went the house was closed for a private event, check the website before you go! The gardens, however, were beautiful in spring, there were tulips and wildflowers everywhere and lilacs. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank LolaBarr
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The place around is very beautiful specially to take wedding pictures. The history of the museum and all the artifact is incredible, it sent you back in time and gives you the experience if you were actually there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The Bartow-Pell Mansion "house museum" in the park is a bit difficult to get to by public transport (a rarity in New York City!); the only bus that passes here is one from Westchester County, which doesn't accept time-limited (unlimited) MetroCards, and if you arrive by City bus, you'll have to walk a bit in the park, which is pleasant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

In a far out section of the bronx sits this mansion/museum. I think the price $5 for adults to enter the museum. I skipped that and focused more on the ground. The house while does not seem like much of a museum. I think the draw are the grounds. There are trails (believe me stick to them there are thorn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

A delightful recreation of old times right in New York City in the back woods of the Bronx. The house has been restored to its splendor of the 1840s. Vintage furnishings and costumed attendants make for a wonder family experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful mansion and carriage house are well worth a visit. The house is from 1836 and is now owned by the NYC Parks Department. Love the 19th century furnishings. Check out the magnificent embroidery hanging on the walls upstairs. The grounds are lovely, too. Part of Pelham Bay Park. Saw a wild turkey in the woods on the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Lovely grounds, with great views of Pelham Bay and the surround marshlands. Some unknown New York City history here, dating back to the original settlements. Beautiful gardens. The house itself is great, but does not have the original furniture. The sun room is decadent.

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Thank iamnyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived as the house was closing. We toured the grounds and the outside of the mansion. Still a very special spot and worthy of a longer visit on my next trip/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a lovely place hidden in the Bronx a true gem. You will see deer, rabbits hawks and even turkey. It's a quite tranquil place in the boarder of the Bronx and the suburbs.

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