The Van Cortlandt House Museum reviews
The Van Cortlandt House Museum is a truly remarkable historic gem of Bronx, New York. The Van Cortlandt House is the oldest building in the Bronx, and it is a Georgian style mansion that dates back..... more »
My wife and I visited Van Cortlandt Park and came upon Van Cortlandt House Museum. The museum provides a self guided tour. It is very well organized. The house itself is in very good condition and in.... more »
Great historical site in The Bronx. Horrible retelling of history by romanticizing the harsh realities of colonial life. Truly didn't take much from the tour. However, lovely grounds and I am looking forward to return with my daughter for our own historical tour. The Bronx is often overlooked in it's historical stature in NYC. Generally because the people telling the story are boring. My advice skip on the guide and do your own tour.
Sadly, ‘it’s a rare thing in New York City to find homes from pre-Revolutionary War Days preserved. Thankfully this one was and it has quite the story to tell. Well worth a visit. Especially to see the period furnishings and artifacts.
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