Illustration of river and land behind colonial Philipse Manor Hall


Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site offers a variety of programs for students, homeschool groups, adults, and educators. With a focus on the early Colonial period to the American Revolution, visitors of all ages can learn about the confluence of Indigenous, European, and African cultures in New York State and Westchester County.

Student Field Trips

Philipse Manor Hall offers field trips for groups of all ages. Select an age range below to see program details.

Field trips are $3/student. One chaperone per 10 students gets in free.

Public schools and other educational organizations in a district with a Title 1 school are eligible to apply for a Connect Kids to Parks field trip grant. Field trip expenses may be reimbursed by the program up to $1,000. Click here to learn more.

Men in 18th century European dress trade for furs with Native Americans.
Student Field Trips Grades 3-5
Grades 3-5

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site offers engaging field trips for students in grades 3-5 covering topics such as early exploration, daily life of the Munsee Lunaape, Dutch and English colonies, the fur trade, slavery and the slave trade, and the American Revolution.

Painting of Dutch sailing ships approaching New Amsterdam
Student Field Trips Grades 6-8
Grades 6-8

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site offers engaging field trips for students in grades 6-8. Topics include international trade, including the slave trade, slavery in New York, the development of New Netherland and New York colonies, the manor system and tenant farmers, the fur trade and land agreements with the Munsee Lunaape, early colonial politics, and the American Revolution. ‍

Woodcut of a male enslaved person self-emancipating, 1837
Student Field Trips Grades 9-12
Grades 9-12

Topics include the development of the New Netherland and New York colonies, Dutch colonial culture including women's rights and their decline under British rule, enslavement and New York's role in the slave trade including the 1712 insurrection and 1741 Conspiracy and gradual emancipation, the Munsee Lunaape and land agreements (including Daniel Ninham), New York's manorial system and tenant uprisings, and the American Revolution, including divisions along rebel and Loyalist lines.

Homeschool Groups

Philipse Manor Hall offers field trips and activities for homeschool groups of all ages.

In-Class Programs

Philipse Manor Hall offers in-class and virtual programs for a variety of grades. From pre- and post-visit programs to stand-alone programs, some are led by PMH staff, others can be teacher-led. Select your grade range for more details.

Staff-led in-class and virtual programs are $50/class.

Page from the estate records of Adolph Philipse
In-Class Programs Grades 3-5
Grades 3-5

Coming soon! In-class and virtual programs using primary sources related to Philipse Manor Hall to encourage inquiry, historical empathy, and more in-depth understanding of history.

Enslaved Africans working at sugar mill in the West Indies
In-Class Programs Grades 6-8
Grades 6-8

Coming soon! In-class and virtual programs using primary documents including estate records, bills of sale, newspaper articles, court cases, and more to bring history to life.

Two enslaved Black men stand trial before judges on a high bench during the Conspiracy of 1741
In-Class Programs Grades 9-12
Grades 9-12

Coming soon! Using historic court documents, students reenact the drama of the 1741 Conspiracy, which accused enslaved and indentured people of conspiring to murder enslavers and other wealthy White residents and take over New York City.

Adult Programs

Philipse Manor Hall offers guided tours of the museum, walking tours, and offsite and virtual talks for adult groups.

Museum Tours

Take a guided tour of Philipse Manor Hall! Our skilled interpreters will translate the fascinating and complicated history of the hall for you. Learn about the confluence of cultures - European, Indigenous, and African - from the earliest Colonial period to the American Revolution, and beyond.

View of the daylighted Saw Mill River facing West with Yonkers Train Station in background
Walking Tours

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site offers walking tours for the general public of the daylighted Sawmill River and the Yonkers waterfront.

Offsite Programs

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site offers lectures on a variety of topics to adult groups both offsite and virtually.

Professional Development

Want to learn more about teaching or interpreting hard history? Philipse Manor Hall offers professional development training and resources for educators in schools, heritage organizations, and more.

Teachers & Educators

The staff at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site know that teaching history is anything but easy. That is why we are working with education specialists in Albany and with area continuing education organizations to develop a series of programs specially designed for teachers and educators

Heritage Organizations

The staff at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site are looking forward to partnering with our fellow history and heritage organizations.

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