Philipse Manor Hall

Philipse Manor Hall
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


            On Saturday, June 8, join the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall for "A Visit to the Village of Philipsburg".  

            In 1751, Frederick Philipse III became Lord of the Manor of Philipsburg, set up his family home at Philipse Manor Hall, and began plans to build a village church.  On Saturday June 8, 2013, visitors to Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers can travel back in time to the Village of Philipsburg, the heart of the Philipse’s manor.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, and includes guided tours of the Manor Hall, downtown Yonkers, and St. John’s Church. 
            Visitors will gather at the Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave, for refreshments and a guided tour of the Hall that will bring into focus the daily life of the Philipse family.   The program continues with a walk from the Philipse’s home to their church, while a guide points out historic landmarks, describes the landscape as the Philipses would have found it, and discusses their decision to build St. John’s Episcopal Church.  The visit concludes with a tour of St. John’s, including its colonial history, the many changes it has undergone, and its importance to the colonial village of Philipsburg and to the city of Yonkers. 
            Programs will be offered at 11 am and 2 pm, with refreshments at the Manor Hall for tour participants.  Tours will begin at 11:15 and 2:15 and will last one hour and twenty minutes. Price is $10 for adults, $5 for Friends members and children under 12.  Space is limited to 20 people per tour.  You may purchase tickets on this website using the Paypal link to the right or email us at

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