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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
+1 212-838-6878
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let down by the tour guide

This should have been a much better experience than what we had. Where other reviewers mentioned... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Wonderful little spot in the middle of east midtown

I have lived by for years and watched this historical house evolve into a truly lovely... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
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Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a day hotel in 1826, the Museum transports visitors back to a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city below 14th Street. Enjoy a guided tour of eight period rooms, browse in the gift shop, and linger in the secret garden.
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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
Upper East Side
+1 212-838-6878
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This should have been a much better experience than what we had. Where other reviewers mentioned being able to spend over an hour and taking their time, our guide was strange indeed,. She spoke fast, mumbled, moved quickly from one piece to another- we'd be...More

Thank Lozski
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I have lived by for years and watched this historical house evolve into a truly lovely experience...the docents are very knowledgable and the furniture/ house itself quite interesting. For a low price $8 one can spend 1-2 hours between inside and garden. It is nice...More

Thank shozgirl
Reviewed 30 May 2017

In 1799, a barn was built out in the country about four miles outside of the City. That was when New York City had 300,000 inhabitants and they all lived below 14th Street. The area around today's 61st Street was considered the country where city...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

There is an interesting history here and this was fun to view. The hotel is very pretty and some of the period pieces on display are beautiful. It doesn't take long to view this and we both felt like the time was well spent.

1  Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Small (you can see it all in an hour or two), interesting, unusual. I'm not sure I'd cross Manhattan for it but if you're in the neighborhood it's definitely worth checking out. My younger daughter particularly loves museums with furnished historical rooms and the guides...More

2  Thank NMpls
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This out of the way house and garden, built in 1826, represent an unusual piece of 19th Century history for New york City. A day when a quiet trip to this "Day Hotel" in a distant part of Manhattan via horseback, horse drawn carriage, or...More

2  Thank stewater
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is one of the few surviving historic mansions in New York. Once upon a time it was a hotel outside the city. I loved the garden. It is a good place to visit for 18th century American history fans and good place to visit...More

Thank Hodok17
Reviewed 25 August 2016

An amazing discovery in the depths of Manhattan with good view of cable car to Roosevelt Island. Very peaceful and the garden seems to be always open. The building is fun to explore, as well, and from time there are special events. This weekend, for...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We Googled 'Historical Houses' and came up with this one which was open on the Tuesday we were looking for something historical to do. It was a lovely "Day Hotel". It is a last remnant of the past on the block. We rang the bell...More

1  Thank marbz2016
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A building, a beautiful building from 1799 hidden among the skyscrapers with a view of the lovely Queens bridge and the cable car to Roosevelt Island. Simply a must see....

Thank halyna49
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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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