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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 07 Jun
Chair Yoga
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Our popular chair yoga program is back! Join us in the beautiful, air-conditioned Gothic Chamber at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site as we work on easy but thorough stretches and movements leading to more challenging poses. Class includes seated and standing yoga poses, balances, breathing exercises, and brief meditations. We train the mind and body to be stronger, more easeful, focused, and aware, so as to lead calmer, less stressed, and more fulfilling lives. The event is in-person at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. $15/person. Register at
Wed 14 Jun
Lecture: Banastre Tarleton & The War Around Westchester, 1778-1779
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Even casual students of the American Revolution are familiar with the name Banastre Tarleton. Images of a dashing young British cavalryman leading a band of green-clad Loyalist cavalrymen sweeping through the south until checked and defeated by Daniel Morgan at Cowpens, SC most often come to mind. But while Tarleton's career did not end in Cowpens it also didn't start in the south either. Join us as we discuss the early career of Britain's most famous cavalryman of the war and the actions fought in Westchester by his corps, the British Legion. This virtual program is free, but registration required. Register at
Sun 18 Jun
Before Juneteenth: New York’s Reluctance to End Slavery
Sunday, June 18, 2023 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Juneteenth is the celebration of the last announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery, delivered June 19, 1865 in Texas. But how did slavery end in New York? It's complicated! Learn about how enslavement started in 17th century New Netherland, how colonial and state government moved the goalposts on emancipation for over 200 years, and how enslaved people fought for their own freedom. In-person tickets are $3 for seniors and students, $6 for adults. Tickets include museum admission. Virtual access via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Register at

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