2. Valentine-Varian House

Valentine Varian House Bronx

The Valentine-Varian House is the second oldest house in the Bronx and the oldest existing farmhouse. Built by Isaac Valentine, a wealthy blacksmith and farmer from Yonkers, the house has a rich history due to its position along the Boston Post Road, a witness to the rise of commerce in America as well as the advent of the Revolutionary War. It’s now a house museum run by the Historic House Trust. In 1965, it was moved down the street to its current site on Bainbridge Avenueand restored.

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.