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Manor House Van Cortlandt | Historical Site
This stonehouse and the lower part was constructed in the later 1600' by Stephanus Van Cortlandt, who accumulated the area. Until 1945 the Van Cortlandt dynasty owned the building, which was acquired by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1953 to ensure its upkeep. The majority of the furniture in the panelled rooms was owned by the Van Cortlandts and reflects their use.
There is also a renovated boathouse constructed before 1750, which once was used by travellers on Albany Post Road, and a renovated tenant's home offering displays of textiles and open kitchens.
The Van Cortlandt House Museum - HOME
The Van Cortlandt House Museum has been under the direction of the National Society of Colonial Dames in New York State since 1896 under a licence contract with the City of New York. Its responsibilities include maintaining and renovating the interior, making available and maintaining the collection, educating schoolchildren throughout New York City and ensuring that the Van Cortlandt House is open to you year-round.
The Van Cortlandt House Museum is recuperating from a tide that is affecting our offices, reception centre and our toilets. It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 - 16:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 - 16:00 p.m. Please notice that no baths are available during this time.
Toilets are available in the nature centre next to the museum. The Van Cortlandt House Museum has many tales to tell.
Heritage, Colonialism -- Van Cortlandt Mansion
Van Cortlandt Manor is another of several large locations run by the Historic Hudson Valley, an 1800s brickwork home with a beautiful Georgian and Swiss interior design group. Exceptional cuisine on the groundfloor comprises the authentic stove, the traditional stove and an ample selection of cookware and tools.
There is also an 1800s tavern with a selection of local furniture from the Hudson River Valley. Near the tavern is an 18 00s apartment house where guests can watch regular open fire shows of cookery, looms and cobweaving. Outside, the tiles are made by handmade in an eighteenth c. brickworks furnace.
All year round families can savour many occasions, among them an eighteenth c. meal on an open stove (by reservation). Also school classes are welcome at Van Cortlandt Manor.