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NYC Day Trips – Van Cortlandt Manor (Croton-On-Hudson, Historic Hudson Valley)

525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Van Cortlandt Manor, located within Croton-On-Hudson, NY is quite the educational feature of Westchester. Visit this living museum and get not only an earful of details but an eyeful as well. You’ll get to learn all about Stephen Van Cortlandt who was the first native-born mayor of New York City. One will also get an insightful understanding of this manor’s history as well as that of the Van Cortlandt descendents through the ages.

Onboard is a working farm which yours truly had the pleasure of walking through during our guided tour. Also within the grounds is the Manor Office, Tenant Farm House itself, Ferry House and the Blacksmith Shop amongst other structures. There’s also the tavern not far away and of course the manor itself. Therein lie glimpses of life from so long ago. It’ll take hold of you as you grasp to understand the hard-lives of servants from olden days.

Featuring mainly original furnishings, the centerpiece of this locale, Van Cortlandt Manor (18th Century, Stone), also features amongst other rooms and items, the grand kitchen which has within an original hearth, beehive oven, and an extensive collection of cooking equipment and utensils.

When planning a trip here, one might want to consider how Croton Point Park is located not far at all from Van Cortlandt Manor (just south-west).

Getting there:

From Route 9, head onto route RT-9A/RT-129, turn onto Municipal Place, then turn onto S. Riverside Avenue (all and all, the manor is located not far at all from Route 9.

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