Van Cortlandt House

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Van Cortlandt House

6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

www.vchm.org

Open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM


Welcome to the oldest surviving residence in the Bronx! Built in 1748, Van Cortlandt House was the rural manor of a large and prosperous wheat plantation, but during the Revolutionary War, George Washington used the house as headquarters not once -- but twice! The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York took over stewardship of the building in 1896 and has been operating the house as a museum since then. Today it is furnished with decorative arts and Van Cortlandt family collections.

When you're planning a trip to New York City, plan on seeing all of the Big Apple, not just Manhattan. We suggest a trip to the Bronx--home of the Bronx Zoo, Arthur Avenue, and Yankee Stadium. This borough offers so much to do and see that you could plan an entire week's vacation around sightseeing in the one-and-only "Boogie Down." Set aside some time to check out five things to do in the Bronx, here!


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