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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.

Sat 02 Dec
St. Nicholas Day Celebration
Saturday, December 2, 2023 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Also known as Sinterklaas, this holiday is based on the Catholic feast day of Turkish bishop St. Nicholas of Myrna, which in the 17th and 18th centuries became a popular Dutch holiday. Join us for a visit from St. Nicholas himself, historical games, ornament crafts, gingerbread decorating, live music, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.
Wed 06 Dec
Lecture: Gingerbread – A Short and Sweet History
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
In honor of St. Nicholas Day, food historian Niel DeMarino traces the history of gingerbread from its earliest examples to the present. Looking at examples from many different time periods and all over the world, DeMarino explains how gingerbread came to be associated with the holiday season and why it captures the imagination. In-person program includes gingerbread tasting! Register at $3-6 in-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, virtual free.
Sat 09 Dec
Historian & A Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 9, 2023 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Revisit Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale with help from the Muppets! Showings at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Second showing includes commentary from historians (who are also fans) on Dickens' tale, his relationship to Washington Irving, and how historical Christmas traditions have changed over time. Tickets are free, but registration is recommended as seating goes fast. Register at
Sat 16 Dec
Historical Games
Saturday, December 16, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
How did people entertain themselves in the past? Join us indoors (outdoors, weather-permitting) at Philipse Manor Hall to try your hand at all kinds of historical games. Learn the history behind these games and then learn how to play Quoits, Nine Men's Morris, Skittles, Shut the Box, Cribbage, Whist, and more! For children and adults. Free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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