A house says a lot about its owners, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bed sheets and Lincoln’s vast collection of presidential action figures. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with today’s Groupon to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, located in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get admission for two to the museum (a $10 value for adults; a $6 value for seniors and students).
- For $10, you get admission for two to the Bartow-Pell old-fashioned baseball game on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. (a $20 value for adults; a $16 value for seniors).
Children younger than 6 receive free admission to the museum and the baseball game.
Built between 1836 and 1842, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum has serene gardens, astounding landscaping, and ornate Greek Revival architecture. Visitors can expand their knowledge of Civil War–era social structure while gazing at exquisite antique furnishings during a mansion-and-carriage-house tour, which occurs four times a day during museum hours on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Bask in sunshine trickling through tall windows in the mansion's orangerie, then imagine yourself darning sock puppets amid the neoclassical decorations that fill the ornate double parlors.
In addition to harvesting elegant imagery and historical facts, guests can experience America's favorite pastime as it was in 1864 during the museum's fourth annual "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" event. Based on the real-life 19th-century team the New York Mutuals, the updated crew recreate the magic of the game's origins with old-school rules, antique replica gear, and players running bases on pony-drawn skateboards. After the match, kids can play a game of rounders with the sluggers, and all guests can take a free tour of the museum.
Tours are only available for public hours.
895 Shore Rd.
Bronx, New York 10464