2. Van Cortland House Museum

Van Cortlandt House

The Van Cortland House Museum is located at the edge of Van Cortland Park. It was built in 1748 in the Georgian style. The fieldstone house was constructed in what was then Yonkers by Frederick Van Cortland. In addition to being the oldest building in the Bronx, the house is noteworthy since during the Revolutionary War, it was used by Rochambeau, the Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington. In 1896, the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York converted the house into a Museum and it has been opened to the public ever since. According to the museum website, the “museum’s research focuses on the Van Cortlandt family, the social history of those who lived and worked on the property and the study of decorative arts.”

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One thought on “5 Historic Houses Converted into Museums in the Bronx

  1. these museums looks very beautifully .history of this place should remain .these historical places give knowledge about our country to the new generation..great job ..we buy houses in NYC Bronx. We’ll know very quickly if we can help you in selling any houses..you don’t need to clean up and repair the property
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