Introduction to Briarcliff Manor, New York
Briarcliff Manor History
The region was initially owned by Frederick Philipse, a Dutchman. The Philipse family abandoned this land after British forces lost the American Revolution. Walter W. Law, a New York City businessman, purchased land in this area in 1890 and named it Briarcliff Farm. Law developed the village, which later adopted the name Briarcliff Manor. Brooke Astor, an American philanthropist, novelist and socialite, was a resident of this village.
Briarcliff Manor and nearby Attractions
- Peekskill Museum
- Rockefeller State Preserve
- Katonah Museum of Art
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Bergen County Zoological Park
Things To Do In Briarcliff Manor
Holly Hill, Brooke Astor's home, is located in Briarcliff Manor. The village is also home to the Trump National Golf Course, which is owned by real-estate mogul Donald Trump. The Neuberger Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Haverstraw Brick Museum, the Peekskill Museum, the John Jay Homestead Historic Site, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic and Union Church are some of the museums and historic sites located within 10 miles of Briarcliff Manor. Fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and camping can be enjoyed at the Blue Mountain Reservation, Blauvelt State Park, Kingsland Point County Park or at High Tor State Park. The Bartlett Arboretum, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium are all accessible from Briarcliff Manor as well.
Briarcliff Manor Transportation
Westchester County Airport is nearby.
Briarcliff Manor Higher Education
Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Community College, Mercy College and Iona College are all nearby.