Frequently Asked Questions

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Are Philipse Manor Hall and Philipsburg Manor the same building?
Nope! Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is located in downtown Yonkers, and Philipsburg Manor is about 15 miles north of us in the Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown area of New York. As you may have guessed, however, both sites were once owned by the Philipse Family, one of the richest families of colonial New York. They owned all the land between the two sites, and much more besides. Their family’s fortunes ended around the time of the American Revolution when they sided with the Loyalist cause.

Philipse Manor Hall was known as the Lower Mills (a grist mill, converted from an earlier saw mill, stood fairly close to the building), and Philipsburg Manor was known as the Upper Mills. The property was reduced after the American Revolution to just 320 acres, and was subsequently downsized as the city expanded. As time passed, and urban Yonkers grew up around Philipse Manor Hall, the building took on several different purposes, including acting as City Hall.

Today, Philipse Manor Hall is operated under New York State’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Philipsburg Manor, on the other hand, is a part of Historic Hudson Valley. Both sites are open to the public, and encourage visitation!

Is there somewhere I can read a history of the Manor Hall?
We encourage you to come in for a house tour, but there is also reading to be done online. You can read a thorough history of Philipse Manor Hall here. If you have any questions or particular research requests, please call us at (914) 965-4027.

Is there a place I can read about the history of Yonkers?
I would like to do some research on Yonkers. Where can I start?

You might want to try the Yonkers Historical Society. Click here for their website. If you need further assistance, please contact us and let us know how we can help you with your search. Happy hunting!

Can I rent the Manor Hall for my special event/meeting?
Yes, we rent out all or portions of the Manor to community groups and private parties. Please contact us at 914-965-4027 for fees and a rental agreement.

Where are you located?
Philipse Manor Hall is located at the corner of Warburton and Dock in downtown Yonkers, just a few blocks up from the Yonkers Railroad Station and the Yonkers Riverfront Library. Our address is 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, New York, 10701.

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Do you have educational programs for students and teachers?
Absolutely! From traveling museum trunks to on-site interactive visits, we’ve been working with local schools and community groups for a very long time. Please feel free to contact us at 914-965-4027 to request an educational brochure (or click here for a digital version), or to plan a school program (, 914-965-4027).

How can I contact a particular staff member?
Read below for specific contacts at the Manor. We're happy to help.

Kimberly Flook, Historic Site Manager (
Nancy Bauer, Docent/Historian (
All staff members can also be reached through our main telephone line: (914) 965-4027
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