Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Oldest building in Yonkers and the City of Westchester (1682). Seat of the Manor of Philipsburg until the end of the Revolutionary War. Yonkers Village and City Hall from 1868-1908. Publicly open museum of history, architecture and art since 1912!
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For nearly one hundred years the Philipse family lived in luxury, well supported by their business endeavors and rents from the many tenant farms on their property. Times were changing, however, and while others rebelled against King George III and Great Britain, Frederick Philipse III defended the Crown. His Loyalist beliefs were strong enough that General George Washington himself ordered Frederick arrested in 1776. Originally under house arrest, Philipse and his family later fled to British occupied New York City and finally on to England, where the last "Lord of the Manor," broken in spirit and health, died in 1786. His vast lands and his mansion were confiscated by the New York State Legislature and sold at public auction. Today, Philipse Manor Hall sits next to the recently daylighted Saw Mill River in Van der Donck Park, and serves as a museum of history, art and architecture, as well as host to community organizations, meetings, educational programs, a community art gallery and many special, community oriented events. Historical highlights of the Hall include its 18th century, high style Georgian architecture, a rare 1750s papier-mâché Rococo ceiling, and one of the only presidential portrait collections in existence, including six Presidents from New York State.

04/02/2020
First Thursday Gallery Hop in Yonkers

Don't let social distancing get in the way of participating in the monthly First Thursday Gallery Hop! Today, all four local galleries are offering virtual tours of their exhibits via photos posted on Facebook and Instagram. Check it out!

First Thursday Gallery Hop is part of the thriving Downtown Yonkers art scene. View contemporary art from emerging & established artists the 1st Thursday of every month at 5 participating galleries. Receive restaurant coupons at the galleries.

In these trying times, we'd like to remind everyone to stay smart and stay safe. Visit https://parks.ny.gov/covid19/ for...
03/27/2020

In these trying times, we'd like to remind everyone to stay smart and stay safe. Visit https://parks.ny.gov/covid19/ for information about New York State Parks' response to the challenges that face us ahead.

Some helpful suggestions during this crisis!
03/27/2020

Some helpful suggestions during this crisis!

03/17/2020

Special Notice

In response to the ongoing public health crisis, Philipse Manor Hall is temporarily closed to the public.

03/13/2020

Chair Yoga and Meditation has been cancelled for Saturday, March 14th due to precaution over the CD-19 virus.

In celebration of International Women's Month,  Philipse Manor Hall Presents "Isicholo," a collection of works curated b...
02/29/2020

In celebration of International Women's Month, Philipse Manor Hall Presents "Isicholo," a collection of works curated by Dr. Thandeka Mazibuko, South Africa's first black woman radiation oncologist. Dr. Mazibuko has gathered a provocative array of artwork and artifacts, centered on the isicholo, a flared, beaded hat traditionally worn by Zulu women.

Dr. Mazibuko's exhibit opens Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 pm. On that night, Philipse Manor Hall and three other local galleries will be participating in the monthy Gallery Hop, during which all galleries are open late and discounts to local restaurants are available to gallery patrons.

This Friday, February 21, Philipse Manor Hall will be open late for a special showing of Art Bonanno's exciting and inno...
02/18/2020

This Friday, February 21, Philipse Manor Hall will be open late for a special showing of Art Bonanno's exciting and innovative "Energy" exhibit!This digital artwork series is an abstract interpretation of energy history accompanied by a detailed online verbal timeline.

The exhibit is normally open from 12:00-4:00 every day (except Sundays and Mondays). This Friday, though, we'll be keeping the doors open until 8:00 and inviting guests to meet with the artist and discuss his work. Admission is free!

02/14/2020

There will be no Chair Yoga and Meditation on Saturday, February 15th. Class will resume on the 22nd!

The house is in full transformation for tomorrow night! Brave the rain and wind from 4:00-7:00 tomorrow for a night of s...
10/30/2019

The house is in full transformation for tomorrow night! Brave the rain and wind from 4:00-7:00 tomorrow for a night of screams!

Looks like we'll have a beautiful fall day for a beautiful fall program!!!
10/11/2019

Looks like we'll have a beautiful fall day for a beautiful fall program!!!

AC is fully functioning and admission to the Community Gallery at Philipse Manor Hall is always free, Tuesday-Saturday 1...
07/19/2019

AC is fully functioning and admission to the Community Gallery at Philipse Manor Hall is always free, Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:30!!!

Friendly reminder to stop and appreciate nature’s art around you and to beat the heat this weekend! Cool off at one of the downtown’s reputable galleries or Hudson River Museum! Blue Door Warburton Galerie Riverfront Art Gallery Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 🎨🌼🎨🌼

06/21/2019
Spring is finally here and today is the day to check out some of the best local horticulture by the Morsemere Garden Clu...
05/21/2019

Spring is finally here and today is the day to check out some of the best local horticulture by the Morsemere Garden Club. Stop by the Manor to see some great flowers and plants while also learning about their extensive history in the city!! Viewing hours are from 1:00-3:00 and again from 5:00-7:00 and are free to attend. Hope you can drop by!!!

05/19/2019

Due to an unforeseen staffing situation, the Manor Hall will not be open on Sunday, May 19th for Yonkers Arts Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Make sure you check out all of the great works during the 6th annual Yonkers Arts Weekend! We are happy to have special ...
05/18/2019

Make sure you check out all of the great works during the 6th annual Yonkers Arts Weekend! We are happy to have special viewing hours for the gallery from 12:00-4:30 on Sunday, May 19th, with free admission. The rest of the Manor Hall will be open for tours at regular fees during that time.

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Spring
05/04/2019

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Spring

04/19/2019

Reminder that Chair yoga and meditation is cancelled for this weekend and will resume on Saturday, April 27th at 11am. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

If you're looking for a good reason to get out of the house tomorrow, come out to see the Vento Trio perform at Philipse...
04/19/2019

If you're looking for a good reason to get out of the house tomorrow, come out to see the Vento Trio perform at Philipse Manor Hall! Performance starts at 3pm and is free to attend! Free onsite parking is available!

02/15/2019
CBS Sunday Morning

Make sure to check out the CBS Sunday Morning show this Sunday for a fantastic interview with Mary Calvi about her upcoming book, "Dear George, Dear Mary!"

Sunday
President George Washington - the model of virtue & resolve who could not tell a lie. Author Mary Calvi ‏says her research in her new book "Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love" uncovered details about the first love of his life, the heiress Mary Philipse, one of the wealthiest women in the colonies. https://cbsn.ws/2GufbPI

Although the body may be cold today, come warm up the heart and soul with a special performance by the Rivertown String ...
02/09/2019

Although the body may be cold today, come warm up the heart and soul with a special performance by the Rivertown String Quartet today at 3:30!!

CBS anchor and First Lady of Yonkers, Mary Calvi discussing her upcoming book "Dear George, Dear Mary." The novel takes ...
02/07/2019

CBS anchor and First Lady of Yonkers, Mary Calvi discussing her upcoming book "Dear George, Dear Mary." The novel takes you through the love story of George Washington's first love, Yonkers own Mary Eliza Philipse, and the forces keeping them apart! Make sure to pick up your copy at your local book store on February 19th!!!

02/07/2019
CBS New York

What a delight to have Mary and Alex on site this morning! The excitement and enthusiasm has been contagious as we move closer to the official book launch on February 19th!!

Make sure to join us on Friday, February 15th from 6-9 for an evening of fun with Mary Calvi! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://friendsofphilipsemanorhall.org!

Join Mary Calvi & Alex Denis as they continue their journey touring historical sites connected to George Washington’s New York. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site takes center stage in Mary’s debut novel: Dear George, Dear Mary. Join us & ask Mary about her research! Read more here: https://cbsloc.al/2WKk501a

Friends of Philipse Manor Hall
01/29/2019

Friends of Philipse Manor Hall

We were happy to have Mary Calvi come by the manor house recently, as things move along for her special book presentation of Dear George, Dear Mary, on Friday Feb 15th.
Tickets and further information are available at our webpage: www.friendsofphilipsemanorhall.org.

01/11/2019

The Vento Trio performance scheduled for Satuday, January 12 has been postponed due to a medical issue. Check back in the spring for future dates!

12/27/2018

Reminder that Chair Yoga and Mediation will not be taking place this Saturday (29th). Class will reconvene on Saturday, January 5th. Have a happy and healthy New Years!

Empire Explorer
11/30/2018

Empire Explorer

Then/Now
Philipse Manor Hall (Yonkers, NY)
This is Westchester’s oldest building and was built by the wealthy Dutch merchant couple of Frederick Philipse and Margaret Hardenbroeck around 1682 as a stopover point within their vast estate which encompassed all of Yonkers and much of lower Westchester. In succeeding generations, it would become the primary family residence, but in November of 1776, five months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Frederick Philipse III, along with 200 contemporaries, signed a document pledging their allegiance to the British crown. Branded a traitor, Philipse’s arrest was ordered by George Washington, so he fled to British occupied New York, leading to his lands being confiscated by the state and sold at public auction. By the late 19th century, the house had switched many hands and became Yonker’s first City Hall, but it would soon be acquired by the state. Since 1908, it has been operated by New York State as a museum that offers exhibits, events, and more.

11/06/2018

Reminder that there will be NO Chair Yoga and Mediation this Saturday. Enjoy Veteran's Day weekend!!!!
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Games are out and the rain stayed away! Come out and play from 10-12!!
08/31/2018

Games are out and the rain stayed away! Come out and play from 10-12!!

Back to school blues got you down? Not ready to go back to the grind? We don't blame you! Come by the Manor this week fo...
08/28/2018

Back to school blues got you down? Not ready to go back to the grind? We don't blame you! Come by the Manor this week for 3 ways to keep summer alive!

Wednesday at 12pm marks the last Colonial Games Day of the season!

Friday from 10am-12pm is the return of the Sarah Lawrence College Student Carnival! Stop by and meet the new batch of SLC students for some fun and games!

Later in the evening, the last Movie under the Stars will be taking place at 9pm! Come watch Lightning McQueen ride off into the sunset!

08/28/2018

Chair Yoga and Meditation will be taking a 3 week hiatus! Class will resume on Saturday, September 22nd. Enjoy the free time and try to stay relaxed!!

Our friend Brian, the crane operator, sent us these amazing pictures of Philipse Manor Hall from his perch way up in the...
07/26/2018

Our friend Brian, the crane operator, sent us these amazing pictures of Philipse Manor Hall from his perch way up in the sky!

07/25/2018

☔Stay dry! Colonial Games Day is cancelled due to weather. See you next week!☔

As well as having a fantastic historic house museum, Philipse Manor Hall is also able to be used, sunrise to sundown eac...
07/11/2018

As well as having a fantastic historic house museum, Philipse Manor Hall is also able to be used, sunrise to sundown each day, as a park for picnics, dog walking and other activities. Here is a local artist on the property today showcasing just one of the many alternative uses of the property!!

05/25/2018

Reminder: No Chair Yoga and Meditation Memorial Day Weekend. Class will resume on June 2nd!

Congratulations to Joanne and Roberta, who were celebrated as the 2018 Patron Saints of Yonkers at the annual gala at Ph...
05/24/2018
Meet the 2018 Patron Saints of Yonkers | Yonkers Times

Congratulations to Joanne and Roberta, who were celebrated as the 2018 Patron Saints of Yonkers at the annual gala at Philipse Manor Hall!

The Friends of Philipse Manor Hall celebrate the contributions of two local “saints” who have contributed to the Yonkers community and who embody the spirt of patron saints that have been honored by the FPMH. Joanne Robinson-Boettcher and Roberta Robinson Frazier were this year’s recipients of...

05/04/2018

Reminder that chair yoga and meditation is cancelled for Saturday, May 5th.

04/05/2018

Oh no! Tomorrow's CAPE is cancelled due to weather. The next CAPE is April 20.

04/04/2018

Don't forget that Colonial History Day now starts at 1pm today!!

04/03/2018

Despite Yonkers schools in session and some early afternoon rain, Colonial History Day will STILL be taking place tomorrow. We have adjusted our hours and the NEW time for the program will be 100-400pm!!! Hope to see you there!!

03/31/2018

Such a beautiful day to get out and about! Make sure you stop by at 3pm for our Saturday Family Movie of the Month, Beauty and the Beast (2017)!!!!!

Friendly reminder that Chair Yoga and Meditation will not take place this Saturday due to the holidays, but will continu...
03/29/2018

Friendly reminder that Chair Yoga and Meditation will not take place this Saturday due to the holidays, but will continue on April 7th! Our Saturday Family Movie, Beauty and the Beast, WILL take place on Saturday, March 31st at 3pm!!

Two fun and exciting evening events taking place this week. On Thursday, we have the First Thursday Gallery Hop taking p...
02/27/2018

Two fun and exciting evening events taking place this week. On Thursday, we have the First Thursday Gallery Hop taking place from 530-730. On Friday, the local author who brought you "Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers", Jason Medina, will be having a discussion and book signing of his latest book: The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel, at 7pm! Both are free to attend!

Busy day at the Manor! Come down before the rain starts up again for Chair Yoga and Meditation at 11:00 ($10 per person)...
02/24/2018

Busy day at the Manor! Come down before the rain starts up again for Chair Yoga and Meditation at 11:00 ($10 per person) and hang around for our Saturday Family Movie, "The Muppets" at 3:00!!!

Chair Yoga and Mediation picks back up this Saturday, February 24th at 11AM! $10 per person with no advanced registratio...
02/20/2018

Chair Yoga and Mediation picks back up this Saturday, February 24th at 11AM! $10 per person with no advanced registration needed!! Come center your mind and body and release the previous week . . . and get prepared for the next hectic work week!

Address

29 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY
10701

Bee-Line Bus, Yonkers Train Station

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 15:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 15:30
Thursday 12:00 - 15:30
Friday 12:00 - 15:30
Saturday 12:00 - 15:30

Telephone

(914) 965-4027

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Our Story

For nearly one hundred years the Philipse family lived in luxury, well supported by their business endeavors and rents from the many tenant farms on their property. Times were changing, however, and while others rebelled against King George III and Great Britain, Frederick Philipse III defended the Crown. His Loyalist beliefs were strong enough that General George Washington himself ordered Frederick arrested in 1776. Originally under house arrest, Philipse and his family later fled to British occupied New York City and finally on to England, where the last "Lord of the Manor," broken in spirit and health, died in 1786. His vast lands and his mansion were confiscated by the New York State Legislature and sold at public auction.

In 1868, after passing through the hands of many owners, the house became Yonkers Village Hall and, in 1872, the first City Hall of Yonkers. By the 20th century, city growth threatened the Manor Hall's future until it was acquired by New York State in 1908 with the generous help of the Cochran Family of Yonkers. Today, Philipse Manor Hall sits next to the recently daylighted Saw Mill River in Van der Donck Park, and serves as a museum of history, art and architecture. It is also a host to community organizations, meetings, educational programs, a community art gallery and many special, community oriented events. Historical highlights of the Hall include its 18th century, high style Georgian architecture, a rare 1750s papier-mâché Rococo ceiling, and one of the only presidential portrait collections in existence, including six Presidents from New York State.

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ISICHOLO NEW YORK ART EXHIBITION MARCH 2020 Izinyembezi Aziweli Phansi "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” , Ending poverty, racism and forced marriages . Dr Thandeka Mazibuko will be sharing art exhibits of her thorny journey to academic freedom against all odds. This a story that dipicts the life of rural women in Africa and beyond. Dr. Thandeka Mazibuko displays resilience, determination, and perseverence of women through her story of surviving poverty , domestic violence, racism and forced marriage. Through this exhibition you will see untiy against cancer of women of kwaNyuswa Community through her non profit SinomusaNothando Community Develoepmeny Inc. Born to a single mother who is a domestic worker, denied education under South African apartheid laws, to becoming the first black doctor to enter Radiation Oncology
A beautiful property put through a multitude of uses, which in of itself was interesting to learn about. The staff was both knowledgable and friendly.
Art Bonanno is exhibiting selected works from "Energy (Thirty-two images inspired by the history of the use of energy)" at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers. The digital artwork series is an abstract interpretation of energy history accompanied by a detailed online verbal timeline. In addition to his work as a Creative Director, Filmmaker, Designer, Fine Artist and Educator, Mr. Bonanno has been active in the Yonkers community for almost two decades creating video promoting the downtown waterfront development and providing creative services to local energy, sustainable building, theatre and senior groups. Exhibition dates: February 6-29, 2020 Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701 The gallery is open from 12:00 - 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.
Art Bonanno is exhibiting selected works from "Energy (Thirty-two images inspired by the history of the use of energy)" at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers. The digital artwork series is an abstract interpretation of energy history accompanied by a detailed online verbal timeline. In addition to his work as a Creative Director, Filmmaker, Designer, Fine Artist and Educator, Mr. Bonanno has been active in the Yonkers community for almost two decades creating video promoting the downtown waterfront development and providing creative services to local energy, sustainable building, theatre and senior groups. Exhibition dates: February 6-29, 2020 Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701 The gallery is open from 12:00 - 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.
Thanks for the invite! Check out my author page at https://www.facebook.com/SouthboundStories3/
Can someone tell me the significance of this place? I lived in Yonkers my whole life and still don't know
It was lovely having Mary Calvi and her nephew Michael, on site to shoot some photos with me to promote her new book, Dear George, Dear Mary. A Novel of George Washington's First Love and the special presentation on Friday Feb 15th at our historic manor house.
Philipse Manor En Plein Air--painting exhibit in Philipse Hall Gallery by 4 artists of the Manor through contemporary eyes. Artists Karen Gentile, Ken Gore, Patricia Melvin and Emily Stedman will interpret this historic site.
Philipse Manor Hall postcard, circa early 1900s.
On July 16, 1976, Philipse Manor Hall was undergoing some major renovations, as seen in this article from "Westchester Weekend" from the same date.
I remember touring the Manor when I was a kid -- Lots of history !!!
How can watching Moana in the park get even better? One word FREE. Tonight at 9.