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Educational Facilities

Van Cortlandt House Museum

As the Bronx’s oldest house, the Van Cortlandt House Museum testifies to the vivid and eclectic history of New York’s third largest park. The 18th-century fieldstone and brick Georgian style manor house is both a New York City Landmark and a National Historical Landmark. It is located in the southwestern part of the park, near Broadway and West 246th Street.

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Van Cortlandt Nature Center

The best place for a Ranger station is at the Nature Center. The Van Cortlandt Nature Center serves as a starting point for most of the Urban Park Rangers’ walking tours and workshops for educational programs for the whole family. Exhibits highlighting the diverse landscapes in the park, live animals, and an abundance of informational brochures including maps, the semi-annual Van Cortlandt Park Newsletter and Outdoors in NYC, the Rangers’ quarterly newspaper and calendar are available for visitors. Call the center for hours of operation: (718) 548–0912.

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