One of NYC’s hidden gems, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden presents the period of the Mount Vernon Hotel which operated from 1826 until 1833. Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate and later converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel, this stone building sits on land originally owned by the daughter and son-in-law of John Adams. This fashionable country resort was popular among New Yorkers who wished to escape the hustle and bustle of the city which, at that time, extended only as far north as 14th Street. The Hotel advertised itself as “free from the noise and dust of the public roads, and fitted up and intended for only the most genteel and respectable” clientele. The building endures as a rare reminder of an important era in New York City’s history. Join us for a tour of the hotel museum and garden, followed by tea and scones in the garden.