Home of the Van Cortlandt family, important in NY society and politics in the 18th and 19th centuries. Once the center of a busy farmstead, the mansion, built in 1748, sits alone in Van Cortlandt Park. Excavations in 1990-92, 2003 and 2005 produced a large number of 18th century artifacts, including pottery and objects of daily use, as well as uncovering architectural features which gave a better picture of the construction, history and use of the house and grounds. The collection is within the NYC Archaeological Repository and has not been fully inventoried.

Van Cortlandt House

Bronx, Van Cordlandt House, 525 S Riverside Ave