Plan a Visit to Bartow-Pell
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Carriage House, a New York historic estate located in the Bronx

Visiting Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors and country setting in Pelham Bay Park, is especially wonderful during the holidays. It's A Very New York Storybook Christmas from December 4 to January 6 with trees throughout the period rooms inspired by children's books and decorated by professional designers.

As the only grand 19th-century country house still in existence on Pelham Bay, the museum provides an important link to the social and architectural history of New York. Visitors may take guided tours of the mansion and carriage house, view the collection of furnishings, fine and decorative arts, or stroll the grounds and formal garden.

Group Tours are available by appointment only.

Hours and Admission

Mansion and
Carriage House
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
12 noon – 4 p.m.
$5 for adults
$3 for seniors & students
free for children under six
Gardens and Grounds open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk 

The museum will be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

The museum will also be closed for regular tours on: 

Wednesday, November 25
Saturday, November 28 (Presentation Reception Fundraiser)
Sunday, November 29 
Saturday, December 5 (Holiday Family Day)
Sunday, December 6
Saturday, December 12 (Bronx Arts Ensemble)
Sunday, December 13 (Bronx Arts Ensemble)

Please see calendar page for special events and programs.

The museum will be open additional days on:

Tuesday, December 29, 12– 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 31, 12– 4 p.m.

Mansion and carriage house tours begin at quarter past the hour at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Accessibility: The mansion has two floors and no elevator. Five steps lead up to the building entrance. Guided tours involve walking and standing, but there is limited seating in select rooms.

Special Needs: We are happy to accommodate people with special needs. Please let us know about anyone in your group with disabilities.

Click here to listen to a description of Bartow-Pell by the museum's director for Art Beyond Sight.

Be a tourist in your own town! Watch a video about us by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and plan your visit.

Storybook Christmas at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Illustration by Michael Storrings from his book A Very New York Christmas