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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  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  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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