Wooded parkland surrounds the ca. 1840 Bartow mansion, the only remaining 19th century country estate in the Pelham Bay area, once a popular rural retreat. Splendid Greek Revival interiors feature an impressive collection of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts in period rooms. Delano & Aldrich designed the recently restored ca. 1916 formal walled garden overlooking the Long Island Sound. The historic site also includes a 19th-century carriage house and an 18th-century Pell family cemetery.
Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15pm both days will take visitors through the mansion and carriage house, led by costumed docents, to view the mansion’s Greek Revival double parlors, a magnificent bedstead by Charles-Honoré Lannuier, and a ca. 1850 carriage.
For Kids: Discover Bartow-Pell Day on Saturday, October 17 (rain date is Sunday, October 18) will feature family activities including garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, children's games and crafts, live music, and more. There's something for everyone!
Image Credit: Richard Warren