[WATCH] Tourist in Your Own Town Explores Upper East Side's Mount Vernon Hotel and Museum

The New York Landmarks Conservancy's Tourist in Your Own Town series explores some of New York City’s best hidden gems as well as some of the classic iconic landmarks. In this video from the series, we take a look at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a great historical site surrounded by the modern City.

Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a large estate and converted into a day hotel in 1826, the Museum transports visitors back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of Manhattan. The museum features rotating exhibits, craft and cooking workshops, children's educational programming, and more. It is owned and operated by The Colonial Dames of America.

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