Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Homes for the Holidays - Visiting New York's Historic Houses/Museums

Morris Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC (near West 160 St)
Built in 1765 - Website

Home for the holidays may mean going to our magnificent historic mansions, one hotel and one church up in Pocantico Hills by December 30th - in time to see Lyndhurst in full Christmas splendor on the same day.  On Manhattan, several homes are open all year 'round.   Here is a list by way of photos and captions, which provide historical information and websites.  

The Merchant's House is open on New Year's Day - a lovely way to begin 2018.  (Please note that your support of these historic properties is crucial for their survival.  So paying admission or offering a donation online is always greatly appreciated.)

Hotel Mount Vernon, 421 East 61st Street, NYC
Built in 1799 - Website

Merchant's House, 29 East 4th Street, NYC
Betw. Lafayette and Bowery, Built in 1832
Website - open on January 1, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe's Cottage, 2640 Grand Concourse 
at East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
 Built in c. 1812, Website

Lyndhurst Mansion, 365 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Designed in 1838 - Website
Closes for the season on December 30th - reopens in April
Holiday tours still available

Union Church, 555 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY,
Built in 1921 - Website; Open through December 30th
Reopens in April 2018 

Happy Holiday Week - stay warm,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange, LLC

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