BRONX. In the mid-1960s, this surreal 28-acre estate, welcomed the public for the first time. What those visitors discovered was a piece of history unique in the Big Apple: beautiful Glyndor House, Georgian Revival-style home overlooking the Hudson River, and the Greek Revival-style Wave Hill House, both of which are surrounded by rolling meadows, serene woodlands and well-preserved gardens and courtyards. The homes have had a veritable who’s who of residents, including the Roosevelt Family (1870) and Mark Twain (1901). After touring the grounds, plan to take lunch at the Wave Hill Café, which offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Palisades.
TRAIN: 1, 9 to 231st St
AddressW 249th St & Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
HoursApr - Sep Tue-Sun 9am-5:30pm
Oct - Mar Tue-Sun 9am-4:30pm