We’re Making Improvements!

Van Cortlandt Manor is temporarily closed while we make essential infrastructure improvements to ensure the safety, access, comfort, and enjoyment of visitors to the historic site and restore landscape elements that are central to the integrity of this National Historic Landmark in Croton-on-Hudson, where the Croton and Hudson Rivers meet.

Included in the project are capital improvements, such as sidewalks connecting the site to the adjacent Metro-North railroad station, the installation of bicycle racks and electric car charging stations, modifying historic pathways to ensure that they meet universal access requirements, and upgrading electric and data systems.

Van Cortlandt Manor is home to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, a major driver of economic development in the Lower Hudson Valley. Throughout the year, Van Cortlandt Manor also welcomes tourists and schoolchildren to the site to explore life in the “New Nation” period, when the political and social aftershocks of the Revolutionary War were experienced by a community that included enslaved Black residents as well as wealthy and working-class whites.

The work will have no impact on The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, which will be taking place in full this fall. Stay tuned for dates and more information!


GPS address:
525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


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 there group or school tours available?

We welcome groups of 10 or more at Van Cortlandt Manor. See more information about our group tours.

Van Cortlandt Manor has a variety of school programs designed for grades K-7. Learn more.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Visitor Center and Site Access

  • Handicapped parking is available and most of the grounds are fully wheelchair accessible. There are handicapped accessible restroom facilities in the Visitor Center.
  • The walk from the entrance to the Manor House is approximately 750 feet on a narrow brick walk (it can also be walked on a gravel driveway).

Historic Core

  • Most of the grounds are reasonably level and wheelchair accessible, as is the first floor of the Manor House.
  • There is limited wheelchair accessibility to the buildings.
  • There are 16 steps into the Manor House, two steps down the back exit, and another 12 steps to the kitchen area.
  • There is no wheelchair access to the Tenant House.
  • There are three steps into the Tenant House.

Are there nearby dining options?

There are many excellent options in the area. Find a restaurant now.

Is Van Cortlandt Manor available for photo 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 protected]

Are service dogs permitted at Van Cortlandt Manor?

Yes, service dogs are welcome.