Although you may have been there at night, at the Blaze or Lightscapes events, you haven’t really seen Van Cortlandt Manor until you’ve taken one of the summertime tours.
You can explore the stone manor house—with its extraordinary collection of colonial and federal period furnishings, plus one of the largest and best-equipped colonial kitchens in America—and then you can wander through the heritage gardens, by the brick ferry house, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River.
Croton’s most important historic site will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 30 to August 27—plus Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4.
WE SUGGEST GOING ON JULY 4TH. It may seem like a marketing gimmick but there's a significant connection between the events of July, 1776, and Van Cortlandt Manor.
On the afternoon of July 9, 1776, at the Court House in White Plains, Colonel Pierre Van Cortlandt was one of eleven deputies from Westchester County who voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. Their vote that day was not only the official act establishing the “State of New York”—it was also the crucial event that made the Declaration of Independence “unanimous.” FOR MORE INFO AND TO RESERVE, CLICK ON THE LINK http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/van-cortlandt-manor
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FOR MORE ABOUT VAN CORTLANDT MANOR, SEE THESE LINKS, MANY OF THEM COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--AND SOME FROM ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BLOGS, CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES:
--PART ONE , PHOTO ALBUM, THE MANOR FROM THE 1953 THRU 1973 WITH ADDITIONAL LINKS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/van-cortlandt-manor-1953-thru-1973.html
--PART TWO, FEATURING GUS ALMACHER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-2-van-cortlandt-manor-in-croton.html
--1968 LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS THE MANOR http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/may-1968-lady-bird-johnson-visits.html