Philipse Manor Hall
PO Box 496
29 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10702
(914) 965-4027
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The history of this beautiful old mansion lends a unique twist to general knowledge of the American Revolution. In 1776, the year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, over 200 Colonial New Yorkers signed a Declaration of Dependence. These "Loyalists" remained faithful to the King.

Prominent among this group was Frederick Philipse III, Lord of the Manor of Philipsburg, a 52,500 acre estate, part of which eventually became Yonkers.

Philipse was later arrested by Washington's troops and then fled to die a broken man.

Long before that, however, Philipse Manor Hall became established as a focal point for a growing community and later, after changing hands a number of times, saw service as Yonkers' first city hall in the mid-1800's.

Today, saved from the wrecking ball by the generosity of Mrs. Eva Smith Cochran (1908), Philipse Manor Hall serves as a museum of history, art, and architecture. In fact, Yonkers has a very interesting history, much of which was built around Philipse Manor.

Guided Tours are provided for individuals, families, and groups, including School Groups of all ages. In addition, given sufficient notice, Museum staff may tailor a program to suit the needs of a particular school group.

This is sort of a quiet place that has had its ups and downs over the years, kept going by the persistence of some dedicated individuals. The teacher who will take the time to work with Museum staff to build a program will surely not regret it.

Hours: Open year-round. Self-Guided Tours given April thru October, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (except holidays) and November - March, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. School and other Groups - Guided Tours only, by appointment.
Adults $5.00
Seniors $3.00
Students $3.00
Children under 12 FREE
Groups (10 or more): $3.00/person. School Programs $2 - $5.00 per student.
Group Reservations: For a tour, 2 weeks, for a Program, 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants and fast food.
Handicapped Access: Partial, call for details.
Directions: Located at Warburton Ave. & Larking Plaza. Major Deegan North to Yonkers Ave., turn left. Take Yonkers Ave. all the way. After passing City Hall (on right), go to 2nd light and turn right onto Riverdale Ave. Philipse Manor is at corner of 3rd light. 20 minutes north of the George Washington Bridge.

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