Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 

Museums & Galleries

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Situated in the Riverdale neighborhood, the Van Cortlandt House Museum (also known as Frederick Van Cortlandt House or Van Cortlandt House) is the oldest building in the Bronx. Built in 1748, the house was once home to generations of Van Cortlandts (a prominent mercantile family) for nearly 140 years. The area surrounding the Van Cortlandt House was once a grain plantation with its own grist mill. George Washington, Rochambeau, and Lafayette of the Continental Army used the house during the American Revolutionary War.
Van Cortlandt House, Bronx (New York City)

Van Cortlandt House by Dmadeo

The house turned into a museum in 1897 andis part of New York City’s Historic Trust House. Visitors can visit the stone dwelling house on a self-guided tour. The house contains Van Cortlandt family materials and furnishings used during the period. The house comprises of the East Parlor, once used as a formal reception room, and the West Parlor, used for casual gatherings. Other rooms include the kitchen, dining room, two bedchambers, Dutch chambers, and a nursery.

Location: Broadway at West 246th Street, Bronx, New York, NY 10471

Website: National Society of Colonial Dames

Tel: 718-543-3344


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