3. Valentine-Varian House

The Valentine-Varian House is the Bronx’s oldest farmhouse and second oldest house. It was built by Isaac Valentine in 1758, in the Georgian style. In 1792, the house was purchased by Isaac Varian from Valentine’s creditors. In order to ensure its preservation, the house was donated to the Bronx County Historical Society in 1965. At that time it was moved to its present site from further down the street. It is currently one of the Historic House Trust sites and also is home to the Bronx County Historical Society. When visiting, make sure to keep an eye out for the Bronx River Soldier sculpture in front of the house which was made for Woodlawn Cemetery but ended up at the bottom of the Bronx River.