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Wave Hill is a 28-acre (11 ha) estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale in the Bronx, New York City. Wave Hill currently consists of public horticultural gardens and a cultural center, all situated on the slopes overlooking the Hudson River, with expansive views across the river to the New Jersey Palisades. The estate includes two houses and a botanical garden. The oldest part of the main house, Wave Hill House, dates back to 1843; Glyndor House dates from 1927 and contains a multi-room art gallery. Perkins Visitor Center, which was originally a garage, contains a gift shop and an information desk.Make Wave Hill part of your personalized Bronx itinerary using our Bronx vacation planner.
During the late 19th century and early 20th century, numerous highly notable people resided in Wave Hill, either because they owned it, leased it, or stayed there as guests. In 1960, the estate was given to the City of New York, and Wave Hill is now a cultural center as well as a garden. In addition to visual arts exhibits, paid-ticket concert series take place on some Sunday afternoons in Armor Hall. Wave Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a New York City designated landmark.
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Went on a Wednesday night for the concert series in the summer. Enjoyed strolling through some of the gardens. Wonderful cafe and gift shop.
Went on a Wednesday night for the concert series in the summer. Enjoyed strolling through some of the gardens. Wonderful cafe and gift shop. more »
Wave Hill is a jewel-box beautiful garden and former home on an overlook in the northwest corner of the Bronx. The views of the Hudson River and the NJ Palisades are stunning. It is particularly...
Wave Hill is a jewel-box beautiful garden and former home on an overlook in the northwest corner of the Bronx. The views of the Hudson River and the NJ Palisades are stunning. It is particularly... more »
This small (28 acre) estate has become a lovely and well-maintained public garden. There are lots of landscaped areas to explore with many varieties of plants, flowers and trees. There’s 2 mansions and a nice cafe in one. It’s free on Thursday if you can go then. There are lawn chairs spread around and you are welcomed to bring food and drinks, a lovely spot to relax in good weather. Worth a visit!
A beautiful oasis in NYC. A hidden gem. Good for a getaway from the hustle and bustle. Views across the Hudson to NJ and the Palisades are cool. The gardens are beautifully kept and there is a trail that takes you around the grounds.The terrace overlooking the grounds is a good place for a cup of coffee, light lunch or to set up your virtual office for the day (in silence, of course). Worth a visit. Oh, and the gift shop is a fun one, you will be sure to find a unique gift. Go on now and check Wave Hill out!
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