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Philipse Manor Hall
Ranked #8 of 14 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 24 August 2016

Great place for a visit. It has a lot of history inside. Young children will really be interested in the story behind the building.

Thank Lorraine W
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Want some insight on Yonkers? Visit Philipse Manor Hall, it's located in a historic section of Yonkers

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Frederick Philipse I arrived in New Amsterdam around 1650, married each of two wealthy women, one of whom owned her own ships and ran her family's shipping business including engagement in the slave trade. Beginning in 1672 Frederick and his then wife gradually acquired more than 90,000 acres of land in five NY counties, Albany, New Jersey and Barbados. The Philipse Manor Hall (c. 1682) was at first used as a storehouse but eventually, as room after room was added, served as a grand country house By the mid 18th century, Philipse's descendant, Frederick Philipse III, retained strong Loyalist beliefs and was thus arrested on George Washington's order. He ended up fleeing first to British-occupied New York City and then to England. The Manor Hall served many functions until New York State acquired it in 1908. Today it serves as a museum and hosts events. Anyone interested in precolonial history will likely enjoy exploring the rooms and reading the associated explanations. The descriptions of early slave trade are truly powerful, and in the foyer there's a display with related quotations from many U.S. presidents. Although this site would benefit from a significant facelift, it is certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a a historical site. It features a house from the 1800's, and the history of the period. not to much to see, about a half an hour give or take. I really like the statues in front, take the time to read the narrative, and see just how much we have gone down the sewer since than...

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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.

1  Thank Douglas T
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