Introduction to Larchmont, New York
The earliest inhabitants were the Siwanoy Tribe, and the Dutch arrived in 1614. By 1720, few American Indians remained in Larchmont as the the land was largely consumed by British and Dutch settlers. The oldest historic home, the "Manor House", was built by Peter Jay Munro, the adopted son of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, John Jay. The Village of Larchmont was officially incorporated in 1891.
Larchmont and Nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Hommocks Ice Rink
- Battery Park
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Horseshoe Harbor
- Blue Mountain
Things To Do In Larchmont
Parks in Larchmont are Pine Brook Park, Vanderburgh Park, and Lorenzen Park. Several museums including Bronx County Historical Society, the Museum of Bronx History, and Bruce Museum are nearby. Historic sites include Abyssinian Baptist Church and Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic site. Popular attractions also include the Bartlett Arboretum, the Belmont Park race track, and Bergen County Zoological Park. Manor Beach and Park offers opportunities for recreation.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Larchmont Higher Education
Colleges near Larchmont include Cochran School of Nursing, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and College of New Rochelle.