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.

Mark your calendar for the Historic House Trust’s 2018 Founders Award Dinner on Wednesday, June 13th. This year’s gala honors noted interior designer
Jamie Drake
, whose many remarkable projects include the restoration and refurbishment of Gracie Mansion, one of the 23 sites in the Historic House Trust’s collection.
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For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Matthew Coody / 212-360-8204 /
Image: Detail of Zuber’s “Les Jardins de Paris” wallpaper (ca. 1830) in Gracie Mansion’s dining room



April 2018 Edition


“I feel a physical happiness when spring is coming.”– Halldor Laxness


Spring has officially arrived and the flowers are opening and decorating the city all around us! We encourage you to get out of the house, smell the fresh air and welcome spring time at our houses. Trolley tours, pinhole cameras, mysticism, carnival rides and so much more. Find your happiness level increase this April at one of the HHT houses across the 5 boroughs.

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Be sure to follow us @hhtnyc on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. This month use the hashtag #HHTHappenings to share your memories with us!



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!