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“A slice of American history.”

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 24 February 2017

Permanent and changing exhibits, good for children and adults - this is a great historical home with interesting exhibits.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This home dates back to the 1600's. Tour guide Robert is excellent. He know so much about the history of the house and people and he makes it very interesting. Easy to see his passion for history. New tour is about how the people celebrated Christmas years ago. Interesting. There is also an evening candlelight tour. There is a collection of presidential portraits ( not fully complete). There are only 5 in the country and a collection is there. Admission $5 for adults. Can't beat that. Only need an hour at the most. Can explore the neighbor which is changing for the better. Definitely Worth a visit.

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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.

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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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