Historic Manhattan homes are built in Federal, Georgian, Victorian and more architectural styles and have survived the ages. Take a journey into the past when you visit these top historic homes in Manhattan. History lovers will enjoy exploring the past in Manhattan's historic homes.
Farmhouse from an Age Gone By
If you are looking for homes to see in historic Manhattan then be sure to include the Dyckman House in your plan. The oldest remaining farmhouse on Manhattan Island, this farmhouse is a pignant reminder of the city's past as a rural farmland. This small house, its period decorated rooms, artifacts from the past and the surrounding garden are a delight to visit.
This 1700s farmhouse is open for self guided tours, while guided tours are available for visitors with a reservation. The Dyckman Farmhouse is open Friday and Saturday through the winter and Friday to Sunday March through November; admission is $1 per adult.
Official Residence of the Mayor
Located within beautiful Carl Shurz Park, this historic house museum in Manhattan was constructed by a wealthy shipping merchant named Archibald Gracie and dates back to 1799. Since that time the mansion has played host to illustrious visitors such as Alexander Hamilton, Washington Irving and Nelson Mandela.
In 1942 Mayor LaGuardia first took up residence in Gracie Mansion with his family; the mansion has been designated as the Mayor of New York's official residence since that time, though the city's mayors have not always chosen to live there. If you'd like to visit historic homes in Manhattan, be sure to make Gracie Mansion one of your stops. Tours of the mansion are available on Wednesdays by reservation where visitors can see the richly decorated rooms and antique furnishings of one of Manhattan's oldest surving wooden structures.