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Historic Homes in the Bronx

While in  New York, visit Bronx historic homes and step into the past. Investigate the history of people long gone when you explore the historic homes of the Bronx. History lovers and ghost hunters will thrill at these old homes, some preserved as museums, others privately owned - all holding keys to the past.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Historic Landmark with Beautiful Grounds!

This Bronx historic house is both a National Historic Landmark and a New York City Landmark. Built in the early 1840s it was lived in by various families over the years and even was home to NY Mayor LaGuardia one summer as he waited for his own home to be built.


Visitors can join a guided tour of the rooms of the house to learn its rich history. The fabulous Greek Revival mansion has a large collection of mid 19th century decorations, fine art and furniture. After seeing the inside of the mansion be sure to take a walk around the extensive grounds that surround this historic home in the Bronx. The mansion is  open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Pre-US Historic Home!

At over 260 years old this house is the oldest building in the Bronx. This historic home in the Bronx was built in 1748 as a mansion for the Van Cortlandt family. It has been preserved over the years to gives visitors an excellent look into what life was like in the 1700s.


The fourth historic house museum in the country, this Bronx historic home has been a house museum since 1897. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Group tours can be booked or visitors can do self-guided tours. The house is open Tuesday through Friday.