NYC Museum List

Manhattan

American Craft Museum
www.americancraftmuseum.org
40 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
Museum celebrating the talent of national and international master craftsmen, primarily through temporary displays of contemporary crafts artwork.

American Folk Art Museum
www.folkartmuseum.org
45 West 53rd Street (btw 5th and 6th Avenues, near MoMA)
Branch Location: 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street)
New York, NY
Museum focused on the collection, exhibition and study of traditional and contemporary American folk art.

American Museum of Natural History
www.amnh.org
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5912
Massive museum housing collections and exhibits that illuminate billions of years of earth's natural history from the birth of the planet through the present day.

American Numismatic Society
www.amnumsoc.org
Broadway at 155th Street
New York, NY 10032
Museum featuring exhibits that draw on a massive collection of historic coins, medals and related objects from the entirety of human history.

Anthology Film Archives
www.AnthologyFilmArchives.org
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Anthology Film Archives is a "film museum" that presents historic and current art films. AFA originally opened in 1970 at the Public Theatre, relocating in 1974 to 80 Wooster Street and finally relocating to the old Second Avenue Courthouse in 1979. The facility includes two film theatres, a reference library, a film preservation department, offices, and a gallery.

Artists Space
www.artistsspace.org
38 Greene St., 3rd Floor.
New York, NY 10013
Small exhibit space for untried art and artists.

Asia Society and Museum
www.asiasociety.org
725 Park Ave. at 70th St.
New York, NY 10021
Museum with exhibits focused on Asia and its relationship to Americ.

Castle Clinton
(National Park Service site)
Battery Park (southern tip of Manhattan)
New York, NY
The Southwest Battery, one of over a dozen fortresses built to defend New York Harbor around the time of the War of 1812, was constructed on the rocks off the southern tip of Manhattan 1808 and 1811. The fort was renamed Castle Clinton in 1817 to honor of DeWitt Clinton, a Mayor of New York City and Governor of the State of New York. Ultimately, the fort was never called into combat and the army vacated it in 1821, deeding it to the City in 1823. From 1824 to 1854 it was operated as the Castle Garden, a restaurant and, with a later addition of a roof, an opera house. From 1855 to 1890 it was an immigration landing depot that processed 8 million people before being replaced by Ellis Island. From 1896 to 1941 it served as the the New York Aquarium. It was slated for demolition to make way for the Manhattan approach to the Brooklyn-Battery bridge but was saved from destruction when that planned river crossing was changed from a bridge to a tunnel. In 1946 it was restored to its original appearance to serve as a museum and ticket office for the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island ferry.

Carnegie Hall / Rose Museum
www.carnegiehall.org
154 West 57th Street, Weill Recital Hall entrance, on the second floor
Display of artifacts covering over 100 years of musical history associated with the concert hall, including signed photographs, letters and other archival material.

Central Park Zoo / Wildlife Gallery
www.wcs.org
Central Park
64th St. at Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10021
Small but mighty zoo located in the heart of Manhattan.

The Children's Museum of the Arts
cmany.org
182 Lafayette Street (btwn Broome and Grand St)
Museum providing interactive exhibitions and programs for children under ten years old, encouraging development of creative potential through the visual and performing arts.

Children's Museum of Manhattan
www.cmom.org
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
Museum of interactive exhibits and educational programs that encourages children and their families to learn about themselves and a culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media, science and the environment.

The Cloisters
www.metmuseum.org
The Cloisters
Fort Tyron Park
New York, NY 10040
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art from medieval Europe. Building built by John D. Rockefeller to resemble a medieval cloister overlooking the Hudson River in Fort Tryon Park.

Cooper-Hewitt / National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
www.si.edu/ndm
Two E 91st St. (on 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10128-9990
Museum housed in Andrew Carnegie's former Upper East Side Mansion and featuring exhibits on decorative and design arts, often as unique collections of everyday items.

Dahesh Museum
www.daheshmuseum.org
580 Madison Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets)
New York, NY 10022
Dedicated to collecting and exhibiting 19th- and early 20th-century European academic art, which is the continuation of the great Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo traditions in the visual arts. The Museum is a leader in rediscovering the rich art and history of the French Salon, the British Royal Academy and other centers of tradition throughout the Western world.

Dia Center for the Arts
www.diacenter.org
548 and 545 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
A multi-disciplinary contemporary arts organization.

The Drawing Center
www.drawingcenter.org
35 Wooster St. (btwn Broome and Grand)
New York, NY 10013
A small art gallery focused on the exhibition of drawings, both contemporary and historic.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
DyckmanFarmhouse.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
New York, NY 10034
Manhattan's last remaining Dutch colonial farmhouse, built in 1784 by William Dyckman when this now-urban area was a farm established by Dyckman's grandfather, Jan.

Ellis Island Museum
www.ellisisland.org
Ellis Island
New York, NY 10004
Partially-restored former immigration station in New York Harbor, through which the ancestors of 40% of America's population passed.

Empire State Building Lobby Gallery
www.esbnyc.com
350 Fifth Ave. at 34th street
New York, NY 10018
Lobby exhibit on the famed 102-story skyscraper built in 1931.

Federal Hall National Memorial
(National Park Service site)
26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
This site was the first seat of the new American federal government and is where George Washington took the oath of office as the first President. The current building, the Customs House, was part of the U.S. Treasury and was later converted to a museum and memorial.

Forbes Magazine Galleries
www.forbesgalleries.com
60 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
Exhibit of collectibles located in the heart of Greenwich Village housed within the lobby of the Forbes Magazine's headquarters. Exhibits include toys, jewelry and photographs.

Fraunces Tavern Museum
www.frauncestavernmuseum.org
54 Pearl Street
New York, NY
Museum of colonial- and revolutionary-war-era New York City, housed in a tavern from 1719 and a group of surrounding buildings.

The Frick Collection
www.frick.org
1 E. 70th St. btw Madison and 5th Ave
New York, NY 10021-4967
Collection of European painting and decorative arts in the Carrere/Hastings-designed Frick mansion on Millionaire's Row.

Gracie Mansion
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Carl Schurz Park
88th Street at East End Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Mansion built in 1799 by shipping merchant Archibald Gracie. Currently the official home of the Mayor of the City of New York. Tours available on a limited schedule BY RESERVATION ONLY.

General Grant National Memorial
(National Park Service site)
122nd Street at Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
This is a monument to and final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, Union commander during the American Civil War and 18th President of the United States. Built with donations from around 90,000 private individuals worldwide, the granite and marble structure was designed by John Duncan and dedicated on April 27, 1897.

Grey Art Gallery
www.nyu.edu/greyart
NYU Main Building
100 Washington Square E
New York, NY 10003
New York University's fine arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, documentation, interpretation, and exhibition of the evidence of human culture.

Goethe House
www.goethe.de
Goethe House German Cultural Center
1014 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY
Tiny museum with exhibits on German language and culture

The Grolier Club
www.GrolierClub.org
47 East 60th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY
Organization founded in 1884 that regards books and prints as objects worthy of display, on a par with painting and sculpture. The Club maintains a research library on printing and related book arts, publishes journals and hosts free public exhibitions.

Ground Zero Museum Workshop
14th St, Between 9th Ave and Washington St
New York, NY
groundzeromuseumworkshop.com
Interactive museum founded by the "official photographer of Ground Zero" that contains images and artifacts from the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Advance ticket purchace required. A bit pricey - portion of ticket sales supposedly go to 9/11 charities.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
www.guggenheim.org
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
New York, NY 10012
Exhibits of 19th and 20th century art in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landmark building.

Guggenheim Museum SoHo
www.guggenheim.org
575 Broadway at Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
Small SoHo museum dedicated to contemporary art, notably a permanent Warhol exhibit.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
(National Park Service site)
287 Convent Avenue
Between 141st and 142nd Streets
New York, NY
House built in 1802 by American founding father Alexander Hamilton in what was then rural Harlem. Hamilton only lived in the house for two years before being killed in a duel. The house was originally located on a woody hilltop at what is now the southwest corner of 143d Street and Convent Avenue and was moved across the street in 1889 for the construction of rowhouses. (reference)

The Hispanic Society of America
www.hispanicsociety.org
613 W. 155th St. At Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Free museum and reference library for the study of the art and cultures of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Includes artifacts from antiquity through today.

International Center of Photography
www.icp.org
1133 Ave of the Americas (at 43rd Street)
New York, NY 10036
Museum dedicated to photography and photography education.

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th Street at 12th Avenue (on the Hudson)
New York, NY 10036
Museum on a decommissioned 900-foot-long aircraft carrier featuring a large collection of military aircraft and exhibits on naval combat. Site also includes tours of a decommissioned submarine and a Concorde supersonic passenger jet.
The museum is temporarily closed while the Intrepid is undergoing renovation.

Japan Society
www.japansociety.org
333 East 47th Street (just west of First Avenue, across from the United Nations)
New York, NY 10017
Organization devoted to the production of content and events on Japan. Facilities include a gallery for the exhibition of Japanese Art.

Jewish Museum
www.jewishmuseum.org
1109 Fifth Ave (at 92nd St)
New York, NY 10128
Museum of four millenia of Jewish art and history

Little Red Lighthouse
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Fort Washington Park
Under the George Washington Bridge - 178th Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY
40-foot tower built in 1880 to mark Jeffrey's Hook, a rocky point on the Hudson River near the northern edge of Manhattan that was made obsolete by the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. Immortalized in Hildegarde H. Swifts 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge and saved from destruction in 1951 through the efforts of thousands of petitioning children. Available for tours on a limited schedule.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
www.tenement.org
90 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
Museum in a former tenement building with exhibits on the history of the Lower East Side as a densely populated gateway to America in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Madame Tussaud's New York
www.nycwax.com
Times Square - 42 St. btwn 7th and 8th Aves
85,000 square-foot wax museum

Merchant's House Museum
www.merchantshouse.com
29 East Fourth Street (Between Bowery and Lafayette)
New York, NY 10003
Museum housed in a 1932 Greek Revival building and featuring exhibits on New York's transition from farming community to an industrial and mercantile colossus.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
www.metmuseum.org
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028-0198
Massive museum in Central Park housing art in practically every medium from every period in human history and every corner of the globe.

The Morgan Library / Pierpont Morgan Library
www.morganlibrary.org
29 E 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
Collection of books, manuscripts and drawings from the middle ages to the 20th century.

Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
MorrisJumel.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Roger Morris Park
65 Jumel Terrace at 160th Street
New York, NY 10032
Country retreat built in 1765 by Roger and Mary Morris. Served as headquarters for George Washington during the Battle of Harlem House and was subsequently occupied by British and Hessian commanders after Washington's retreat from New York. Museum features restored period rooms from the Morris, Washington and Jumel eras. Open for tours on a very limited schedule.

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
www.mvhm.org
421 East 61st St. (btwn 1st and York)
New York, NY
Museum focusing on the early days of New York City housed in a 1799 house modeled on George Washington's Virginia home.

Municipal Art Society
www.mas.org at the Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue at 51st Street
New York, NY
Museum of the Municipal Art Society, which is devoted to enriching the culture, neighborhoods and physical design of New York City and advocating for excellence in urban design and planning, contemporary architecture, historic preservation and public art.

El Museo Del Barrio
www.elmuseo.org
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY
Museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art.

Museum at Eldridge Street
www.EldridgeStreet.org
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY
Museum of Lower East Side Jewish history located in the restored 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Museum for African Art
www.africanart.org
593 Broadway (btw Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10012
Exhibits of historical and contemporary African Art

Museum of American Financial History
www.financialhistory.org
28 Broadway (by Wall St.)
New York, NY 10004-1763
Museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and display of historical financial artifacts.

Museum of Chinese in the Americas
www.moca-nyc.org
70 Mulberry Street (at Bayard Street)
2nd. floor
New York, NY
Museum housed in an old school building in the heart of Chinatown with exhibits on the history of Chinese people in America.

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
www.moccany.org
549 Broadway (between Houston and Prince) #401
New York, NY
Museum devoted to the collection, preservation, study, education, and display of all genres of comic and cartoon art.

Museum at FIT
www.fitnyc.suny.edu
Shirley Goodman Resource Center
7th Avenue btw 27th and 28th Sts
University museum housing a huge collection of costumes, textiles and apparel dating from the 18th century. Also hosts exhibits ranging from jewelry design to fashion photography and a Fashion Design Student Show.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
www.mjhnyc.org
18 First Place
Battery Park City, Manhattan
A living memorial with exhibits on the 20th century Jewish experience before, during and after the Holocaust.

Museum of Modern Art
www.moma.org
11 West 53rd Street (btw. 5th and 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
Huge collection of contemporary art in midtown.

Museum of Sex
www.museumofsex.com
233 Fifth Avenue (@ 27th Street)
New York, NY 10016
A museum dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.

Museum of the City of New York
www.mcny.org
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029
Large museum that collects, preserves and exhibits original materials related to the history of New York City.

Museum of Television and Radio
www.mtr.org
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
Massive collection of television and radio shows that can be viewed on-demand in private kiosks.

National Academy Museum
www.nationalacademy.org
National Academy Museum
1083 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128
Museum housed in a six-story Beaux-Arts townhouse and dedicated to exhibitions of American artworks.

National Track and Field Hall of Fame
www.armorytrack.com
216 Fort Washington Avenue (at 168th Street)
New York, NY
Museum housed in the old 168th Street Armory that has been converted to an indoor track and field center. Includes interactive exhibits, films, archival displays, and rare artifacts, the Hall of Fame is dedicated to the spirit of achievement exemplified by the great American heroes of track and field.

National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution)
www.si.edu/nmai
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Museum dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history and arts of Native Americans.

New Museum of Contemporary Art
www.newmuseum.org
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Museum exhibiting innovative contemporary art from around the world. Housed in an odd-looking asymmetrical building.

New York City Fire Museum
www.nycfiremuseum.org
278 Spring Street (in SoHo)
New York, NY
Museum in a decommissioned firehouse exhibiting equipment and photographs documenting the history and stories of the New York Fire Department. Often staffed by off-duty firefighters.

New York City Police Museum
www.nycpolicemuseum.org
25 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between Morris and Bowling Green)
New York, NY
Museum in a decommissioned police station exhibiting equipment and photographs documenting the history and stories of the New York Police Department. Also includes a nice exhibit on modern forensic science.

New York Food Museum
www.nyfoodmuseum.org
Various locations
Organization dedicated to the culinary history of New York City. Presents exhibits at various locations - no permanent home.

New York Historical Society
www.nyhistory.org
2 West 77th Street (at Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024
Large collection of American painting, sculpture, books, manuscripts, decorative arts, architectural drawings, photographs, prints and ephimera that relate New York's history to the larger history of America.

New York Public Library - Humanities and Social Sciences Library
www.nypl.org
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY
Massive research library featuring exhibits from their collection on a variety of topics.

New York Public Library For The Performing Arts
www.nypl.org
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Research and circulating library dedicated to music, drama and dance.
Two galleries feature exhibits of historical performing arts artifacts and media drawn from the library's massive collection.

Nicholas Roerich Museum
www.roerich.org
319 West 107th Street
New York, NY 10025
Museum dedicated to the work of Russian-born artist Nicholas Roerich.

Rose Center for Earth and Space / Hayden Planetarium
www.amnh.org/rose
American Museum of Natural History
Entrance on 81st Street just off of Central Park West
Wing of the AMNH that includes Hayden Sphere (a virtual reality simulator) and The Space Theatre (a high-tech planetarium), the Big Bang Theatre (a laser light show) and some additional exhibits.

Rubin Museum of Art
www.rmanyc.org
150 West 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY
Private museum dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions.

Schomburg Center
www.nypl.org
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)
New York, NY 10037-1801
Nationally-renown research library devoted to the collection and preservation of resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. Features small exhibits from its collection as well as seminars and outreach activities.

Society of Illustrators
www.SocietyIllustrators.org
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10021-7303
An organization founded in 1901 and dedicated to the promotion of the art of illustration. Housed in a 1875 carriage house and has a nice gallery with regular hours.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab
sonywondertechlab.com
56th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY
Interactive technology exhibits for children.

South Street Seaport Museum
www.SouthStSeaport.org
207 Front St.
New York, NY 10038
A complex of 19th century buildings exhibiting a large collection of artifacts related to the city's extensive maritime history.

Studio Museum in Harlem
www.studiomuseum.org
144 West 125th Street (btw. Lenox and 7th Ave)
New York, NY
Museum featuring exhibits from its collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century African-American art, twentieth century Caribbean and African art, and traditional African art and artifacts.

Taipei Gallery
www.taipei.org
1221 Ave of the Americas (btw. 47th St. and 48th St.)
New York, NY 10020
Exhibits of ancient Chinese artworks and contemporary arts from Taiwan.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
www.nps.gov/thrb
28 E. 20th Street (between Park Ave. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
Boyhood home of president Theodore Roosevelt. Restored with many original furnishings and documenting the life of the 26th President of the United States.

Ukrainian Museum
www.ukrainianmuseum.org
203 Second Avenue (btwn 12th and 13th St)
New York, NY
Museum with exhibits focusing on the Ukranian experience, past and present.

Whitney Museum of American Art
www.whitney.org
945 Madison Ave. (at 75th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Large museum focused entirely on American Art, primarily 20th century American Art.

Whitney Museum/Philip Morris
www.whitney.org
120 Park Ave. (@ 42nd St.)
New York, NY 10017
Adjunct gallery to the Whitney Museum that usually features solo exhibitions by living contemporary artists.

Yippie Museum Cafe
www.YippieMuseum.org
9 Bleeker Street (Greenwich Village)
New York, NY
The Yippie Museum Cafe is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Youth International Party, an anti-authoritarian (and very theatrical) political organization formed in 1967. The building is the former Yippie headquarters and presents live musical performances.

Queens

American Museum of the Moving Image
www.ammi.org
35th Ave. at 36th St.
Astoria, NY 11106
Museum housing a large collection of historical motion picture and television artifacts. Also presents retrospective film series and discussions in their comfortable, intimate theatre.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
www.noguchi.org
32-37 Vernon Bl (at 33rd Road)
Long Island City, NY 11106
Museum exhibiting a comprehensive collection of the work of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) in a converted factory building.

King Manor Museum
KingManor.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
King Park
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Preserved home of Rufus King, one of the founding fathers and a vociferous early opponent of slavery. Museum focuses on the rules of King and his son, Jacob Alsop King, in the early antislavery movement.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
www.LaguardiaWagnerArchive.lagcc.cuny.edu
LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
31-10 Thomson Avenue, E238
Long Island City, NY 11101
Research library with an extensive collection of holdings chronicling the history of Queens and the mayors of New York.

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
LatimerHouseMuseum.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
34-41 137th Street (at Leavitt Street)
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 961-8585
Preserved home of Lewis Latimer a prolific late 19th and early 20th century African-American inventor best remembered for drafting Alexander Graham Bell's patent application, making significant improvements to incadescent light bulb filaments, and 25 years as Thomas Edison's chief engineer. The museum has extremely limited hours - call before visiting.

New York Hall of Science
www.nyhallsci.org
47-01 111th Street
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
25,000 square feet of hands-on science exhibits housed in a pavillion from the 1964 NY World's Fair.

PS1 Contemporary Art Center
www.ps1.org
22-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101-5324
Large arts center that includes exhibits of contemporary New York artists.

Queens County Farm Museum
QueensFarm.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004
The longest continually farmed site in New York State and one of New York City's last operating farms. Initially established in the 17th century by the Adriance family. Incorporated into Creedmore Psychiatric Center in 1927 and operated by patients as therapy. Purchased by the state in 1973 and operated with educational programs on farming techniques and animal care.

Queens Historical Society
QueensHistoricalSociety.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Weeping Beech Park
143-35 37th Ave.
Flushing, NY 11354
Museum housed in the Kingsland Homestead, a colonial-era (1785) farmhouse, featuring exhibitions and tours related to the history of the borough of Queens.

Queens Museum of Art
www.queensmuse.org
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368-3398
Museum of contemporary art in the New York Pavilion built for the 1939 World's Fair.
Centerpiece exhibit is the Panorama of the City of New York, a 9-335 square-foot scale model of 800,000 buildings representing 320 square miles of New York City as it stood in 1991.

Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
www.bbg.org
1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225-1008
Lovely, peaceful 52-acre garden in Prospect Park displaying numerous plant species from around the world.

The Brooklyn Children's Museum
www.bchildmus.org
145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Marks Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY
The world's first museum (1899) devoted to children and featuring hands-on exhibitions that enable children to explore culture, arts, science and the environment.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art
www.brooklynart.org
200 Eastern Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Exhibits drawing from a large collection of classic an ancient Middle Eastern art, arts of Africa the Pacific and the Americas. Extensive selection of American painting and Egyptian art.

The City Reliquary
www.cityreliquary.com
370 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Small museum devoted to artifacts of the history of New York City. Changing exhibits and limited hours. Call before visiting.

The Coney Island Museum
www.coneyisland.com/museum.shtml
1208 Surf Avenue (near West 12th Street)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Intimate second-floor museum with antiques, relics of old rides and other memorabilia from the history of this storied amusement park. Limited hours - check before visiting.

Harbor Defense Museum
www.HarborDefenseMuseum.com
Fort Hamilton Park (R train to 95th Street/4th Avenue)
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Preserves the history and evolution of New York City's coastal defense systems. Housed in a fortress from 1825 and includes military artifacts from the Revolutionary War to World War II.

Hendrick I. Lott House
LottHouse.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
1940 East 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234
One of New York City's few surviving Dutch-American houses, built in 1792 by Hendrick Lott when this now-urban area was farmland. While the farm had been tended by slaves, they were freed in 1805 and the house may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.

Lefferts Historic House Museum
ProspectPark.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Prospect Park
Flatbush Avenue at Empire Boulevard/Ocean Avenue, near the Willink Entrance to the Park
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Dutch farmhouse built by Pieter Lefferts around 1783 and currently a museum of early 19th century family life. Open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

New York Transit Museum
www.mta.info
Corner of Boerum Pl. and Schermenhorn St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Museum housed in an inactive subterranean subway station featuring equipment and exhibits from over a century of mass transit in New York City.

Old Stone House
TheOldStoneHouse.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
J.J. Byrne Park
Fifth Avenue at Third Street
Brooklyn, NY
Reconstructed stone house originally built by Claes Arents Vechte in 1699. Notable as the location of the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776 and the first headquarters of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team in the late 19th century. Available for tours on limited hours and as a rental space for events.

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum and Education Center
Fidler Park
5816 Clarendon Road at Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
WyckoffAssociation.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
The oldest structure in New York City, built in 1652 by farmer and magistrate Pieter Claesen Wyckoff. Museum includes reconstructed gardens, orchards and a 200-year-old barn and is dedicated to educating visitors on the diverse peoples of Brooklyn's colonial farms.

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge
290 Conover Street at Pier 44
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
www.waterfrontmuseum.org
Exhibits and events related to the history of New York Harbor as a waterway carrying commerce and commuters and as a place for culture and recreation. Housed in a wooden covered barge from 1915. Limited hours - call ahead before visiting.

Bronx

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
BartowPellMansionMuseum.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Pelham Bay Park
895 Shore Road
Bronx, NY 10464
Beautifully preserved estate and Grecian style stone mansion with Greek Revival interiors built in 1842 by Robert Bartow on land originally purchased from the Siwanoy Indians in 1654 by Thomas Pell.

Bronx Museum of the Arts
www.bronxmuseum.org
1040 Grand Concourse
At 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
Museum that serves its diverse local constituency by focusing on contemporary art by artists of African, Asian and Latin American descent, with a commitment to exhibit, preserve and document the work of artists not typically represented within more traditional museum collections.

Museum of Bronx History / Valentine-Varian House
BronxHistoricalSociety.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Varian Park
3266 Bainbridge Avenue at East 208th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Two story Georgian stone house built in 1758 by Isaac Valentine, a prosperous blacksmith and farmer from Yonkers. Donated to the Bronx County Historical Society in 1965 and currently houses exhibits on the borough's changes over time. Opened on a limited schedule.

New York Botanical Garden
www.nybg.org
200th St. (at Kazimiroff Boulevard)
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
Massive 250-acre collection of plants.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
BronxHistoricalSociety.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Poe Park
East Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
Working-class cottage built in 1812 and the final home of famed American poet Edgar Allan Poe. Currently restored with furnishings appropriate to when Poe lived there in the 1840s. Open for tours on limited hours.

Van Cortlandt House Museum
VanCortlandHouse.org
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Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway at West 246th Street
Bronx, NY 10471
Georgian-style stone house built in 1748 by Frederick Van Cortland on a large estate accumulated by his father, merchant Jacobus Van Cortland. The house and the surrounding estate was sold to the city for Van Cortland Park in 1896. Contains a collection of furniture and decorative arts, including many heirlooms donated by the Van Cortland family.

Wave Hill
www.wavehill.org
675 W. 249th St. (by the Henry Hudson Parkway)
Bronx, New York 10471
Cultural institution with an arts program that features exhibits of the work of contemporary artists and landscape professionals whose work explores, demonstrates or reflects upon the dynamic relationship between human beings and natural phenomena.

Staten Island

Alice Austen House Museum
www.aliceausten.org
Two Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305
Museum dedicated to the work of photographer Alice Austen and housed in her Victorian cottage. The museum has lovely views of New York Harbor and features prints from a large glass negative collection depicting life in New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Conference House
TheConferenceHouse.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Conference House Park
7455 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
Preserved two-story fieldstone house built around 1680 and most notable as the site of an meeting on September 11, 1776 between John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin Franklin, and British Admiral Lord Richard Howe that unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the Revolutionary War.

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
420 Tompkins Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Simple 1840s country residence that has been converted to a monument to two of its former residents: Giuseppe Garibaldi, a hero of Italian unification in the mid 19th century and Antonio Meucci, an inventor and candle maker who's plans for a telephone were stolen by Alexander Graham Bell. Open on a limited schedule - call before visiting.

Historic Richmond Town
HistoricRichmondTown.org
HistoricHouseTrust.org
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Living-history village of 28 builtings on 100 acres assembled in the 1930s on the former location of the seat of Staten Island's county government.

Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
www.tibetanmuseum.org
338 Lighthouse Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Center evoted to sharing the ancient artistic and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region in a complex that includes extensive terraced gardens, a research Library and a Museum resembling a Himalayan mountain monastery. Founded by Jacques Marchais (1887-1948), an American woman who amassed a large collection of Tibetan objects in the 1920s - 1940s and wanted to build an enduring monument to Tibetan Buddhism. Galleries open on a limited schedule - call before visiting.

Seguine Mansion
HistoricHouseTrust.org
Lemon Creek Park
440 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
Greek Revival-style mansion built in 1838 by James Seguine, a wealthy oyster harvester who also helped establish the Staten Island Railroad Company and founded the Staten Island Oil and Candlemaking company. Periodically open for tours.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
www.snug-harbor.org
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10801-1199
Arts center producing concerts, visual art exhibitions and educational programs in a landmark Greek-Revival building.


Audubon Terrace

Bronx Zoo

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Eldridge Street Synagogue

Federal Hall

Fraunces Tavern

Garabaldi-mucci Museum

Guggenheim Museum

Hamilton Grange

Harbor Defense Museum

Historic Houses

International Center Of Photography

Intrepid Museum

Louis Armstrong House

Morgan Library

Mount Vernon Hotel

Municipal Art Society

Museum Of American Finance

Museum Of Sex

Museum Of The American Indian

Museum Of The City Of New York

New Museum Of Contemporary Art

Ny Aquarium

Ny Historical Society

Police Museum

Society Of Illustrators

Staten Island Museum

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Track And Field Hall Of Fame

Transit Museum

Waterfront Museum

Whitney Museum