Philipse Manor Hall

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

Thursday, May 30, 2013

June 8 - A Visit to the Village of Philpsburg

A Visit to the Village of Philipsburg

Saturday, June 8

Join us for three guided tours that explore the 18th century world of Frederick Philipse III. 

Tour 1:  Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers.  Heather Iannucci, Historic Site Manager, will give a tour of the Manor Hall that focuses on the Philipse family, the household they set up in Yonkers, and the improvements they made to the Manor Hall in the late 18th century. approximately 30 minutes
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Tour 2:  Walking tour from PMH to St. John’s.  Nina Wasserman, Education and Programs Associate, will explore the landscape surrounding the Manor Hall using maps and images to understand the area as the Philipses would have known it, while considering the changes that the family made to the land.  approximately 20 minutes 

Tour 3:  St. John’s Church, One Hudson St, Yonkers.   Fr. John Hamilton, Priest at St. John’s Church, will discuss the history of the parish, the Enlightenment Philosophy prevalent at the founding of the church and reflected in its architecture, and describe a service as it would have been on a Sunday morning in the 18th century.  approximately 30 minutes

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TOURS BEGIN AT 11:15 am AND 2:15 pm:
Refreshments will be available at the Hall prior to the tours at 11am and 2 pm
Space is limited to 20 per tour
Tours will be held Rain or Shine

Ticket Prices:
Friends of PMH $5
Adults $10
Children under 12 $5

PMH has a small lot and meters are available on Warburton Ave and Dock St.
Paid Parking is available in the new indoor lot next door to PMH on Warburton Ave.

Local restaurants offer a variety of cuisines, or Grab take-out and enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the Manor Hall

Purchase through Paypal using the button to the right (pay with Paypal account or a credit card) or
Email us at to reserve a spot

For more information
call 914-965-4027

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