New York City Sights

Wave Hill

  • W. 249th St. Map It
  • Riverdale
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Drawn by stunning views of the Hudson River and New Jersey's dramatic Palisades cliffs, 19th-century Manhattan millionaires built summer homes in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale. One of the most magnificent, Wave Hill, is today a 28-acre public garden and cultural center that attracts visitors from all over the world. Along with exquisite gardens, grand beech and oak trees tower above wide lawns, while an elegant pergola overlooks the majestic river view, and benches on curving pathways provide quiet respite. Open year-round, Wave Hill House (1843) and Glyndor House (1927) host art exhibitions, Sunday concerts, wellness-minded activities, and gardening workshops. Even England's Queen Mother stayed here during a visit, back when the estate was privately owned (it's no longer open to overnight guests). It's worth the schlep.

Sight Information


W. 249th St., at Independence Ave. , Bronx, New York, 10471, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8 (free Tues. and Sat. 9–noon)
  • Parking $8

Published 09/11/2016


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