Bartow Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens is Pelham Bay Park’s last remaining great country estate. Its history spans four centuries, from Thomas Pell’s 1654 land purchase from the Siwanoy Indians to its current role as a vibrant museum and community hub.
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia lived here in the summer of 1936, when an unusually bad heat wave drove him out of City Hall. He directed the city’s business from the basement until the weather cooled off.
The story of Pelham Bay Park’s last remaining great country estate spans four centuries, from Thomas Pell’s 1654 land purchase from the Siwanoy Indians to its current role as a vibrant museum.
A hidden treasure within the Bronx, that offers informative and historic building tours, a Trolly that transports visitors for FREE & beautiful gardens to explore!
There's no food here
19th-century mansion in largest New York City park
Around the holidays the mansion is filled with Christmas trees decorated by artists after characters in children’s books. Simply magical!
Open House with games, tours and refreshments today 11-3. Hope to see you there
Join me for First Friday tonight 5:30pm or the museum's other Open House weekend events
Going to see Mary Courtney there tonight- May 4 - 5:30.
The Bartow-Pell Mansion is one of the most beautiful historic homes in the city. A NYC and a National Landmark, it dates back to 1654 and was once used as a summer residence by Fiorello La Guardia.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is a real hidden treasure in the Bronx...historic house, gorgeous gardens, and some NY political heritage as well....