Van Cortlandt House Museum

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Broadway at West 246th Street, Bronx, NY
(718) 543-3344

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm

             Saturdays - Sundays 11am - 4pm


Van Cortlandt House Museum, also known as Federick Van Cortlandt House or Van Cortlandt House, is the oldest building in the Bronx, New York. The house was built with Georgian in 1748. The Van Cortlandts was prominent in the city affairs mercantile family.

The house was used during the war of independence by Rochambeau, Lafayette and George Washington. In 1889, after 140 years of occupation by the Van Cortlandt family was sold to the city of New York.

It was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It was the first House Museum in New York (1897) and the fourth in the country.

The Museum offers history buffs a fascinating insight into the life of the clan Van Cortlandt by 18th-century decorative arts and the experiences of people who lived and worked on the property.

Tickets: Children under 12 are free. Wednesdays are free, but donations accepted. If you want to see the cost of tickets you can click here.

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