The Historic House Trust

is a non-profit organization operating in tandem with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Our mission is to provide essential support for houses of architectural and cultural significance, spanning 350 years of New York City life. These treasures reside within city parks and are open to the public.

The Fall festivities at the HHT houses are ones you will not want to miss this holiday season. Lectures, workshops, holiday events and so much more that will surely be a hit with friends and family. Click the link to see some highlights for November Happenings with the HHT houses!
Image: View of Van Cortlandt House Museum November 2017.

Be NYC curious with the Historic House Trust and discover unique and compelling stories throughout the 5 boroughs. By joining the HHT family, you will receive free unlimited access to the HHT sites (does not include house events) for an entire year. Get curious and become an HHT cardholder!

HHT partnered with Archtober to celebrate all things architecture in the month of October! Six of our member houses hosted architecture based tours during Archtober:

Alice Austen House Museum, Hendrick I. Lott House Museum, King Manor Museum
(AIA Queens partnership), Little Red Lighthouse FestivalMorris-Jumel Mansion Museum and Valentine-Varian House Museum.

October 7, 2017, was the 25th anniversary of the Little Red Lighthouse Festival hosted every year by the Riverside Park Conservancy. HHT hosted a table along with the upper Manhattan houses: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. It was an honor to have NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, PP, RTPI (hon.), FPIA (hon.) to read the famous children’s book “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge.”

Our 2017 Founders Award Dinner was held on June 5th at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. It was a picture-perfect evening with our HHT supporters who came out to dine and mingle with our two distinguished honorees, Jan Hird Pokorny Associates,
and Dianne H. Pilgrim. To view more pictures of the night, visit our
2017 Founders Award Dinner page or visit our Facebook album!