The mansion, the oldest surviving private residence in the Bronx, is a fine example of vernacular Georgian architecture. Built in 1748 by Frederick Van Cortlandt, it was once at the heart of a lucrative wheat plantation that spread across much of the Bronx.
The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, built around 1709 by Paulus Vander Ende, a Dutch farmer, is the oldest Dutch-American farmhouse in New York City.
The Voelker Orth Museum is a bird sanctuary and Victorian garden that functions as a museum maintaining the cultural and historical heritage of Queens and Long Island.
Afloat on a retrofitted railroad barge once used to ferry goods, the museum fosters an understanding of New York Harbor as a historic waterway and a former conduit for commerce and commuters as well as recreation. It presents exhibits, events and educational programming.
This historic museum preserves the history of the free and intentional 19th century African-American community of Weeksville. In addition to tours of the Hunterfly Road houses, there are a variety of events, workshops and classes.
The Whitney maintains one of the world's foremost collections of 20th-century American art. With some 12,000 works, virtually every American artist of significance is represented.
This wood-shingled Dutch Colonial farmhouse, built about 1652, is the oldest home in New York City. It stands on land that is believed to have been purchased in 1636 from the Canarsie Indians by Van Twiller, the first director general of New Netherland. With Dutch ceramic tiles and a period garden, visitors can tour the household of the Dutch settlers in the New World.
Reestablished at the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea in 2000‚ also the home of the YIVO Institute, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute and the American Sephardi Federation‚ the museum mounts exhibitions that explore virtually all aspects of Jewish life and tradition.