The Van Cortlandt House Museum, Bronx

4.5
#5 of 7 in Historic Sites in Bronx
Since 1896, Van Cortlandt House Museum has been under the stewardship of The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York through a license agreement with the City of New York. The Society is responsible for preserving and restoring the interiors, providing and caring for the collections, offering educational opportunities to school children throughout New York City, and assuring that the doors to Van Cortlandt House are open to visitors 6 days a week all year round.
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  • 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 roo...  more »
  • This was way down on my bucket list, but low and behold, a surprising gem in the Bronx. We luckily were able to tag along on a tour with David, who was the most informed tour guide ever! He talked abo...  more »
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  • Great historical site in The Bronx. Horrible retelling of history by romanticizing the harsh realities of colonial life. Truly didn't take much from the tour. However, lovely grounds and I am looking forward to return with my daughter for our own historical tour. The Bronx is often overlooked in it's historical stature in NYC. Generally because the people telling the story are boring. My advice skip on the guide and do your own tour.
  • Sadly, ‘it’s a rare thing in New York City to find homes from pre-Revolutionary War Days preserved. Thankfully this one was and it has quite the story to tell. Well worth a visit. Especially to see the period furnishings and artifacts.
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