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“Worth Seeing Yonkers, and this is Downtown”

Philipse Manor Hall
Ranked #8 of 27 things to do in Yonkers
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Owner description: Historic home of the Philipse family; today serves as a museum of history, art and architecture.
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had been to the Philipse Manor Mill farther north, and were traveling up the slow road along the Hudson north of New York City. We saw this name and stopped. This is the oldest house around, from the 1700's, and has lots of history, which is also the history of the entire area north of New York under the Dutch and early English rule.The house itself is OK, and they had a special exhibit on the family and the period which was very interesting. A small entrance fee and good brochure, room by room. If you go, wander down the end of the Saw Mill River, which has been converted into a nice small park, and out to the Hudson for some great views, even into Manhattan.

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We went when some family visited and wanted to something cultural. Its a nice place and interesting enough and is important to Yonkers history but its not the kind of thing I usually like - others might enjoy it more . The slave exhibition really makes you think.

Thank Fitchetty
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a small place but full of history. I enjoyed the visit with my granddaughters.
Conveniently located in downtown Yonkers.

Thank CJJazz
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Great history behind Philipse Manor. Very educational, I believe a must for every Yonkers resident. Staff are very informative.

Thank Dee__1tunina
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

The manor has many fine architectural details. The family had such an indelible mark on New York - it is worth seeing this to understand the development of the lower Hudson. There was a fascinating exhibition on the slave trade - it really put some of the extreme hardships of the slaves into perspective. The carvings on the main mantels are reminiscent of Grinling Gibbons. The staff was very courteous, friendly and helpful in answering questions.

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