Journey to Colonial America
Wander along a woodland path and enter the year 1750, when Philipsburg Manor was a thriving milling and trading complex that was home to 23 enslaved individuals of African descent.
Step into the working gristmill and learn about the work of Caesar, the enslaved African miller. Tour the manor house, where period artifacts and touchable reproductions bring to life the stories of the Philipse family and the enslaved community.
Visit the activity center and explore the daily life and labor of the Manor’s diverse inhabitants.
Hear the Manor’s history from the perspective of those who lived and toiled there.
We’re excited to announce our bridge and gristmill restoration! Philipsburg Manor visitors will notice these areas are under construction and therefore not included on this season’s tours.
GPS address for Philipsburg Manor:
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
GPS address for overflow lot:
100 Continental St., Sleepy Hollow, NY
Is photography allowed?
Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted on the grounds. No photography of any kind is permitted inside the house. Audio recording of the tours is also not permitted.
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
Visitor Center and Site Access
- Handicapped parking is available at the Visitor Center as well as handicapped restrooms.
- Wheelchair visitors are asked to have the front desk staff person call the site manager on duty to arrange for entrance at the back gate of the property on Bellwood Avenue.
- The entire site (including the Visitor Center) is about 5 acres. At this time, the bridge over the millpond is not accessible to any visitors due to an ongoing construction project. The walk from the Visitor Center around the millpond is on a dirt path, includes some uneven terrain, and takes about 10 minutes.
- The historic core has limited wheelchair accessibility. The grist mill, the barn, and the lower kitchen and first floor of the Manor House are accessible using ramps. The Activity Center and the second floor of the Manor House are not wheelchair accessible.
- There are a few steps into each building. There is a narrow, steep flight of 12 stairs from the first to the second floor of the Manor House and another similar flight of stairs back down to the first floor.
Are there nearby dining options?
Food is available to purchase before or after your tour at the café in Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center. There are also many excellent options in the area. Find a restaurant now.
Is Philipsburg Manor available for location shoots?
Commercial shoots are rarely permitted. We will consider requests from well-funded productions that would have minimal impact on our visitors, staff, and historic sites. Filming inside our historic homes is never permitted.
We cannot accommodate student or independent films.For more information, contact Karen Clark at email@example.com.
Are service dogs permitted at Philipsburg Manor?
Yes, service dogs are welcome.