Tourist in Your Own Town #48 - Van Cortlandt House Museum
The Van Cortlandt House Museum is located inside Van Cortlandt Park at Broadway and West 246th Street in the Bronx. Watch our video to learn more about this historic building and then plan a visit.
The large Georgian manor dates from 1748 and is the oldest house in the Bronx. It is built from local fieldstone with contrasting brick trim and was designated a City Landmark in 1966, with interiors added in 1975. It’s also a National Historic Landmark.
The building became the City’s first house museum in 1897 and it still continues today, under the auspices of the National Colonial Dames of New York State. Educational programs are offered with over 250 school groups visiting each year, and a summer camp program is offered in August.
See the place where George Washington, John Adams, Count Rochambeau of France, and future King William IV of the U.K. visited.
Photo: Museum Educator, Michael Grillo -Van Cortlandt House Museum