Van Cortlandt House Museum

Broadway at West 246th Street

The Van Cortlandt House Museum is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1896 by the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, a licensee of the City of New York.  Van Cortlandt House was built in 1748 for Frederick Van Cortl... more

The Van Cortlandt House Museum is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1896 by the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, a licensee of the City of New York.  Van Cortlandt House was built in 1748 for Frederick Van Cortlandt and was the focal point of an expansive and prosperous wheat plantation.  The interpretive period of the Museum House is from 1748 - 1823 when Frederick and his two eldest sons, James and  Augustus, owned the property.  The Museum collection contains Van Cortlandt family materials and furnishings appropriate to this interpretive period. The Van Cortlandt House Museum's mission is to be a  vital member of The Bronx Cultural community and the larger region by preserving, researching and interpreting the Van Cortlandt House, its grounds, and historical collection for a wide audience for the purpose of growing meaningful connections between the past and the present.  The Museum’s research and interpretation focuses on the Van Cortlandt family; the social history of those who lived and worked on the property; the study of decorative arts;  and the impact of the American Colonial Revival on the development of the Van Cortlandt House ... more

The Van Cortlandt House Museum is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1896 by the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, a licensee of the City of New York.  Van Cortlandt House was built in 1748 for Frederick Van Cortlandt and was the focal point of an expansive and prosperous wheat plantation.  The interpretive period of the Museum House is from 1748 - 1823 when Frederick and his two eldest sons, James and  Augustus, owned the property.  The Museum collection contains Van Cortlandt family materials and furnishings appropriate to this interpretive period.

The Van Cortlandt House Museum's mission is to be a  vital member of The Bronx Cultural community and the larger region by preserving, researching and interpreting the Van Cortlandt House, its grounds, and historical collection for a wide audience for the purpose of growing meaningful connections between the past and the present.  The Museum’s research and interpretation focuses on the Van Cortlandt family; the social history of those who lived and worked on the property; the study of decorative arts;  and the impact of the American Colonial Revival on the development of the Van Cortlandt House as a public museum.


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Broadway at West 246th Street
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 543-3344
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Admission And Tickets

$5 - Adults
$3 - Seniors, Students
Children 12 & Under: Free
Wednesday: Free

This Week's Hours

Tue-Fri: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm

Nearby Subway

  • to 242nd St/Van Cortlandt -- 0.8

Upcoming Events

West African Drumming and Dance

Highlighting the incredible talent of the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s teachers of African dance, the July 21st concert offers the opportunity to enjoy a program of contemporary West African drumming and dance in beautiful Van Cortlandt Park. Come and enjoy the unique sounds of the balafon, djembe, and dju... [ + ]n-djun.

Performing in elaborate masks to the explosive percussion of a corps of brilliant drummers, KAMATE TRADERS Dance Company brings to life the ancient stories and legends of Africa’s Ivory Coast. Under the artistic direction of Yahaya Kamate, KAMATE TRADERS is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting African troupes in the United States. Noteworthy past engagements include a tour in Greece, many festivals in the tri-state area and performances at private and public schools.

07/21/2019 02:00 PM
Sun, July 21
2:00PM
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$5 - Adults
$3 - Seniors, Students
Children 12 & Under: Free
Wednesday: Free
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