New York City to Host Historic House Festival This Weekend
Parks & Recreation joins the Historic House Trust of New York City to celebrate Parks' 23 historic houses. Historic houses throughout the five boroughs will open their doors to history with exclusive tours and lectures that explore the City's rich heritage, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, October 12 and continuing this Sunday, October 13, 2013.
The Historic House Festival will include exhibits, lectures, cooking demonstrations and even a rare evening tour of Gracie Mansion. Visitors will enjoy annual favorites like navigating through the Maize Maze at Queens County Farm Museum, tea at the Alice Austen House Museum, the Cultural and Arts Festival at Morris-Jumel Mansion and more. The Festival will also provide a unique opportunity to tour houses and rooms that usually have limited access to visitors, including the attic and cellar of the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, the Voorlezer's House at Historic Richmond Town, Gracie Mansion, and the Little Red Lighthouse.
For more information about the Historic House Festival, including a complete calendar of events, visit www.historichousetrust.org.
Pictured: Alice Austen House, Staten Island/ NYC Parks.