Philipse Manor Hall Closed Until Further Notice

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YONKERS, N.Y. (May 18, 2010) –Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, the museum and grounds, is closed to the public until further notice. There are no tours, public programs, or community meetings at the museum and the parking lot, picnic tables, and grounds are not available for public use.

In February, the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation released a list of 57 State Parks and Historic Sites, including Philipse Manor Hall SHS, which were identified for closure and an additional 22 facilities where services would be reduced. These actions were recommended in order to achieve the 2010-11 agency savings target and to help address the State's historic fiscal difficulties, including a more than $9 billion budget gap.

As there is no approved state budget at this time, the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has neither the funding nor the authorization to keep Philipse Manor Hall open.

The historic site is one of six state historic sites and 12 parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Taconic Region:



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