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Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

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29 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
Latitude 40.9355500514
Longitude -73.899312861499993

Dating back to the 1680s, Philipse Manor Hall sits near the confluence of the Nepperhan (Saw Mill) and Hudson Rivers, the site of a Munsee Lunaape village. Used by four generations of the Philipse family and worked by the people they enslaved and European tenant farmers, the Philipse Manor was once over 200,000 acres and helped make the Philipse family the richest in New York. Loyalists during the American Revolution, they fled to England and the Hall was owned by several individuals before becoming the Yonkers Village Hall and later Yonkers City Hall. When a new City Hall was built in the early 20th century, the house was preserved through the generosity of Eva Smith Cochran and donated to New York State to serve as a historic site. Today, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site provides visitors with a balanced approach to interpreting the lives of Indigenous, European, and African people at PMH to understand the complex relationships that took place at the Manor from the earliest days of the Dutch Colony of New Netherland to the American Revolution and beyond. Learn more at Philipse Manor Hall's Virtual Wing

Don't miss these popular destinations and attractions within or near the historic site

  • Beczak Environmental Education Center-exhibits and programs both indoors, outdoors and in the Hudson River! Maintained by Sarah Lawrence College
  • Philipse Manor Hall Community Gallery-located in the Gothic Chamber, this space features temporary exhibits from local artists and community groups.
  • Science Barge-The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and operates as an environmental education center. The barge is maintained by Groundwork Hudson Valley.
  • Untermyer Gardens Conservancy- Located a few miles north of the Manor, the Conservancy collaborates with the City of Yonkers to facilitate the restoration and promotion of Samuel Untermyer's property and gardens for the general public. Open daily until sunset, free of charge.
  • Philipsburg Manor-another site of Frederick Philipse, this restored Dutch Colonial manor house and grounds features farm animals and a water-powered mill. Maintained by Historic Hudson Valley
  • Sunnyside-19th century romantic landscape estate of Washington Irving (author of Rip Van Winkle, among other others). Maintained by Historic Hudson Valley.
  • John Jay Homestead State Historic Site-located 20 miles north of the Manor Hall, the Homestead is the retirement home of local Founding Father and Philipse relative, John Jay. Situated on 52 acres of the original property, the grounds are open daily with scheduled guided tours of the house on most days.
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve-located 15 miles north, idealized carriage trails created by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.  Access to 55 miles of meandering trails with streams, pastures, ridges, a 22-acre lake and the Hudson River.
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park- Opened in 1842 to bring fresh water to NYC, in 1968 the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation purchased 26.2 miles of the original 41 mile aqueduct which is now a hiking, biking and walking trail that passes a few blocks away from Philipse Manor Hall.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Closed

    Tuesday – Closed

    Wednesday – 10 am to 5 pm

    Thursday – 10 am to 5 pm

    Friday – 10 am to 5 pm

    Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm

    Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm

    The site may be closed for holidays or open additional hours for special programs. Visit for details.

Fees & Rates

  • Admission
  • Adults - $6
    Seniors (62+)/Student (with ID) - $3
    Children under 12 - free
    Friends of Philipse Manor Hall - free

    For information on group rates, special tours, field trips, and more, visit

    For information on special community gallery exhibits and other public events, visit 
  • Educational Programs
  • $1-3/student on-site, depending on the program
    $50/presentation/hr off-site
  • Special Events
  • Vary according to the program. Call site for details.

Philipse Manor Hall welcomes students and adults from a wide variety of educational organizations for special programs and private tours! Program options include field trips, walking tours, in-class programs, lectures, and more. Visit for details and how to register.

Self-guided tours of Philipse Manor Hall's interactive exhibits may be taken any time during museum hours. Museum interpreters are available daily to answer questions. 

Guided Tours: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm 

Guided tours included with the regular admission price. Tour size is limited, so reservations are recommended. Please call (914) 965-4027 for tour times and to reserve your space or visit 

During the warmer months, Philipse Manor Hall also offers a walking tour of the daylighted Saw Mill River and the Yonkers Waterfront. Visit for dates and to register. Walking tour fees include general admission to the museum. 

Special themed tours, lectures, and other on-site public programs are also available. Dates and times vary. Visit for what's next on the calendar.

Wed 12 Apr
Lecture: Insurrection, Conspiracy, and Resistance in Colonial New York
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Colonial New York City was the location for two large scale insurrections and conspiracies planned and enacted by the city's sizable enslaved community. Not surprisingly, enslaved individuals of the Philipse family played a part in both plots. Join historian and Philipse Manor Hall's Site Director, Michael A. Lord, as he discusses these plots and other methods of resistance carried out by the enslaved community in 18th century New York. In-person tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets include general admission to the museum. Call (914) 965-4027 or email to reserve your seat. Virtual attendance via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Register at
Sun 30 Apr
Lecture: Nothing to Fear: FDR In Westchester
Sunday, April 30, 2023 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Throughout his long career in public service, Franklin D. Roosevelt made many visits to Westchester County. One of his favorite places to deliver a speech was Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers. In this compelling illustrated talk, Anthony Czarnecki reveals his extensive research into FDR's many connections to Westchester County. This in-person program is sponsored by the Westchester County Historical Society and hosted by Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. "Nothing to Fear" is free to the general public. Seating is limited, reservations recommended. Call (914) 231-1437 or email to reserve your spot.

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