[Virtual Tour] Perched on 70 acres of steep leafy hills on the banks of the Hudson River overlooking the Palisades, the historic college campus of Mount St. Vincent is an unexpected Victorian gem unknown to most New Yorkers. Head back to school with historian James Russiello for this virtual tour and see the works of architect Henry Engelbert, the famous Lourdes Grotto, among the oldest outdoor grottos in the U.S., and the new hall named for alumna Corazon C. Aquino, the former President of the Philippines.
Founded as a private Catholic academy for women in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the school relocated to Riverdale’s “”the Right Place on the River,”” having acquired the vast country estate of Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest. Founders Hall of 1857, expanded out with countless 19th century wings like a failed Tetris game, is a superb example of women’s institutional architecture.
For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.