Pelham Bay Park

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Historic Houses

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Location: 895 Shore Road
Phone: (718) 885-1461
Description: Nestled deep in the woods of Pelham Bay Park and only a mile from a network of bustling highways in the Bronx, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is a rare example of country elegance in New York City. The Greek Revival house, originally occupied by publisher Robert Bartow and family in 1842, sits on an estate that dates back to 1654 when Thomas Pell, an English doctor from Connecticut, bought the land from the Siwanoy Indians. The property was acquired by the City in 1888, and the mansion was used by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia as a summer office in 1936. It opened as a museum in 1946.

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BeachesOrchard Beach and Promenade

As of October 2, the Orchard Beach parking lot will be open from 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. daily in consideration of public safety.

The beach will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. Patrons who enter the parking lot before 5:00 p.m. can remain until 6:00 p.m. when the entire facility closes. The new hours will remain in effect until further notice.


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