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History of Van Cortlandt Park

Saturday, November 25, 2017

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Learn how Van Cortlandt Park has been transformed over the past 500 years of human settlement. Once a Native American village, the parkland was converted into an eighteenth century swampy country estate before being cleared for a military training ground and passenger railroad service.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on an exploration of trails and artifacts that unveil this hidden history of Van Cortlandt Park.


Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Enter at 246th Street and Broadway



Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 548-0912


Education, History, Native American Heritage Month

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