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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
+1 212-838-6878
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Unique Little Gem Tucked Away on E. 61st St.

This Museum was originally constructed in 1799 as a carriage house & converted to a "Day Hotel" in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
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Surf City, North Carolina
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Old New York Revisited

Once upon a time this museum was a hotel and in 1800s people used to come here for a retreat from... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
pollytalknyc
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New York City, New York
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Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a day hotel in 1826, the Museum transports visitors back to a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city below 14th Street. Enjoy a guided tour of eight period rooms, browse in the gift shop, and linger in the secret garden.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
Upper East Side
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+1 212-838-6878
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Museum was originally constructed in 1799 as a carriage house & converted to a "Day Hotel" in 1826. It was used by New Yorkers for day trips to escape the city for a nice day in the country (back when this was still the...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Once upon a time this museum was a hotel and in 1800s people used to come here for a retreat from old New York. i recently attended a HISTORIC PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP and the experience was educational and entertaining as we actually made colorful prints. The...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We arrived about 40 minutes before closing, but were nicely accommodated. The short video about New York City in the 1820's and 30's was an engaging history lesson. Our tour was a very brisk one (given the late hour, I guess), but our guide crammed...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The Mt Vernon hotel is a reminder of the days when the "city" north of 14th St. was farmland and orchards and occasional country homes. A visit is a charming break from the city streets that now surround this historic property. For a little while...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

What was most interesting was learning about a "day" Hotel and that in the 1800's there was a horse track near it. Limited picture taking but good way to spend an hour.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

As someone coming from the UK to visit, yes we have much older historical gems in our country.....but we still found this charming and very interesting. It is indeed a small museum but contains a lot of history and we were certainly lucky with our...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I was born and raised in New York and was surprised that this hidden gem existed. The history of the hotel was interesting. I am glad that a group of people got together to safe this landmark from developers. I was disappointed that I could...More

Thank JudyV409
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

I stopped by the gardens around this beautiful old house before going to a medical appointment nearby. As usual, but Garden was very peaceful in the early morning light, and could really imagine that there were no city buildings nearby.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

To my considerable shock this wonderful little oasis of history remained unknown to me until recently. I grew up in NYC lived only 20 blocks from here and never knew it existed. Beginning life as a carriage house it operated as a day hotel (of...More

Thank CMBernadette
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited that place for Free Museum Day. It was such a bad choice. Place looks smaller than on pictures. There are just 2 floors with antique furniture. You are not allowed to take pics inside. Only in the garden, but Garden looks not better than...More

Thank Julia K
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