Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist in Your Own Town #57 - Wave Hill - New York Public Garden and Cultural Center

The Wave Hill House in the Riverdale section of the Bronx was designated a City landmark in 1966. The neo-Georgian stone mansion is part of a large estate overlooking the Hudson River and is operated as an education-cultural center with an arboretum, greenhouses, art galleries, and more.

Wave Hill became a country manor in the mid-1800’s and later George Perkins, a financier and early conservationist bought the property. He created the gardens and grounds we see today and also helped to protect the Palisades cliffs across the river.

Plan Your Visit
Wave Hill is perfect on a summer’s day, but the house and grounds offer programs and beauty all year long from live concerts and outdoor yoga to guided nature hikes and art workshops.

For hours and directions, visit wavehill.org

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