9. Van Cortlandt House

Van Cortlandt House, one of NYC's revolutionary war sites

The Van Cortlandt House in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx is one of the borough’s most significant remaining Revolutionary War sites. The Georgian-style home had a strategic location between Broadway and Albany Post Road. Both Colonial and British armies stayed at the home and plantation, including George Washington and William Howe.

Augustus Van Cortlandt, who was a city clerk, hid city records from the British in Vault Hill. French generals who assisted the Americans in the war, including the Comte de Rochambeau and the Marquis de Lafayette, also stayed at the home for short periods.