Group Tours are available by appointment only.
Tour of the Mansion and Carriage House
Adults: $8.00 Seniors: $6.00
Tour size: Minimum 10, Maximum 50
Tour and Tea in the Orangerie
$20.00 per person
Tour size: Minimum 10, Maximum 24
Calling all scouts! Scout Days are offered Monday to Friday and last approximately 90 minutes. $10 per scout.
Historic House Explorations
Take a journey back in time with a costumed docent and explore family life in the Bartow household. Scouts also enjoy hot chocolate and pastries in the Orangerie.
My Family History Genealogy Workshop
Scouts discover how to be their own family genealogists and learn how to dig for their roots in this hands-on program.
Children’s Gardening at Historic Bartow-Pell
Grow heirloom vegetables, flowers, herbs, and Native American crops in our organic garden and learn about ecology, sustainability, plant cycles, nutrition, and more. Fresh air and fun guaranteed!
The American Girls Handy Book: Nature Crafts
Following a walk in the gardens or on the woodland trails, make nature-related crafts like corn husk dolls and leaf rubbings inspired by The American Girls Handy Book (1887).
Portrait of an Artist
Explore the past in the Bartow mansion while learning about portraits in the 19th century and what it was like to be a child at that time. Then create your own masterpiece by drawing a self-portrait.
Find out about Lenape life at our Northeast Woodlands wigwam in Pelham Bay Park and make a Native American craft.
Historic House Discovery Tea Party
A costumed docent leads a tour of the mansion while scouts discover how people really lived over 150 years ago. Afterwards, enjoy tea, hot chocolate, and pastries in the Orangerie.
19th-Century Toys and Games
Play parlor and lawn games from long ago and learn about the pastimes of 19th-century children.
To make reservations, please contact the Education Department at 718-885-1461 or via email.
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.