Museums in NYC

The Definitive List (2019)

NYC museums are among the best in the world, and include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, and dozens more institutions.

Below, we've researched and compiled a list of museums in NYC, plus categories like:

And everything in-between. How many museums are there in NYC? As of 2019, our list includes 144 awesome museums.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Encyclopedic Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to as The Met, is a world class institution, and for good reason: last year, it was the third most visited museum in the world with more than 6.5 million guests. The Met's doors first opened in 1872, and, since then, the museum has grown to own an impressive collection with more than two million pieces.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Temple of Dendur
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
  • Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

The American Museum of Natural History

Natural History Museum

The American Museum of Natural History, also referred to as the "Natural History Museum" or AMNH, is one of the best museums in NYC and the biggest natural history museum in the world. Come check out the Planetarium and the iconic Great Blue Whale hanging from the ceiling. The AMNH has more than 33 million specimens ranging from animals to dinosaurs to meteorites to minerals to humans.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The American Museum of Natural History.

  • Lucy
  • The Great Blue Whale
  • The Dzanga-Sangha Rainforest
The American Museum of Natural History
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $23 per person
  • πŸ“ Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024

The Rubin Museum of Art

Art Museum

The Rubin Museum of Art is a neat art museum in NYC with a focus on works that celebrate the cultures from the Himalayas, India, and Tibet. The on-site museum cafe, Cafe Serai, offers top notch dining, making it easy to decide where to eat after visiting the collection. On K2 Friday nights, the Rubin offers free admission.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Rubin Museum of Art.

  • The Wish Fulfilling Tree
  • Mount Meru
  • Model of the Mahabodhi Temple
The Rubin Museum of Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $19 per person
  • πŸ“ 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

The Brooklyn Museum

Encyclopedic Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the biggest museums in New York City. The art museum, which is more than 500,000 square feet in size, has a collection that exceeds 1.5 million pieces. The Brooklyn Museum first opened its doors in 1895 and has objects that date back more than 3,000 years. Some of the most famous artists on display at BKM include Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Brooklyn Museum.

  • Coffin in the Form of a Nike Sneaker
  • The Dinner Party
  • The Spacelander
The Brooklyn Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $16 per person
  • πŸ“ 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Art Museum

The Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan is one of the city's famous art museums. Considered one of the largest modern art museums in the world, MoMA is home to close to 200,000 works that cover the last 150 years of art history. MoMA's collection includes famed pieces like Paul CΓ©zanne's The Bather, Salvador DalΓ­'s The Persistence of Memory, Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair, and Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

  • Water Lillies
  • The Starry Night
  • Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

The Fraunces Tavern

History Museum

The Fraunces Tavern Museum is an NYC hotspot of history. See the actual room in which George Washington delivered his famed farewell speech to his army after the American Revolution. The museum is a treasure trove of incredible artifacts from the revolution. When you're done exploring the historic halls, head on over to the tavern for some food and drink.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Fraunces Tavern .

  • The room where George Washington delivered his famous farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolution
  • A musket from the American Revolution
  • The adjoining tavern
The Fraunces Tavern
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $7 per person
  • πŸ“ 54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

The 9/11 Memorial Museum

History Museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a space dedicated to remembering the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people. It also honors the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The memorial is located at the original site where the Twin Towers stood. The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to the public on May 21, 2014 after a ceremony with President Barack Obama.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The 9/11 Memorial Museum.

  • The Last Column, the last piece of steel to leave the Twin Towers site
  • The North and South pools
  • The Survivors' Staircase
The 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $26 per person
  • πŸ“ 180 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

The New York Historical Society

Library

The New York Historical Society was the first museum ever established in NYC; it opened in 1804. The NYHS has a collection rooted in American history and art, with exhibits on display focusing on Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, the U.S. Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln. The New York Historical Society also dives deeply into New York's role in American history with a close look at how slavery impacted NYC and the surrounding state.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The New York Historical Society.

  • We Rise
  • Mayor George B. McClellan at the controls of the first subway train
  • The Wooden Leg of Gouverneur Morris
The New York Historical Society
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $22 per person
  • πŸ“ 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

History Museum

With its doors first opening in 1892, Ellis Island was America's biggest site of immigration until 1924. More than 12 million people came through Ellis Island's doors looking to make the United States their new home until the facility closed in 1954. About 40 percent of today's population in America is thought to have ancestors who came through Ellis Island. The Ellis Island Museum opened in 1990 and tells the stories of the immigrants who sought a new life in America.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

  • The Ellis Island documentary: Island of Hope, Island of Tears
  • The interactive World Migration Globe
  • Combine your visit to Ellis Island with a ferry trip to the Statue of Liberty
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $18.50 per person
  • πŸ“ Upper New York Bay

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Guggenheim Museum first opened in 1939; its body of art was heavily acquired through the acquisition of numerous private collections. In 1990, the Guggenheim was honored as a New York City Landmark. More than 15 years later, it received federal recognition with a designation as a Historic Landmark.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

  • Homme aux bras croisΓ©s (Man With Crossed Arms)
  • Landscape with Factory Chimney
  • Paris par la fenΓͺtre (Paris Through the Window)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Art Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art opened its doors in 1930 thanks to the museum's namesake, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The Whitney, as it's known in many circles, contains more than 23,000 works of art completed by more than 3,400 different artists. The Whitney is famous for hosting its Annual and Biennial exhibits as a means to highlight the work of artists who are just getting established in the industry.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Whitney Museum of American Art.

  • Laughing Child
  • Armistice Night
  • Etude
The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

The Frick Collection

Art Museum

The Frick Collection is an art museum on Manhattan's Upper East Side that is home to Henry Clay Frick's collection of works. Frick began acquiring his personal collection in the 1800s after striking it big in the steel industry in Pennsylvania. The Frick is considered to have a small but extremely high quality and well-respected art collection, including pieces by Johannes Vermeer, Giovanni Bellini, and Rembrandt.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Frick Collection.

  • Nicolaes Ruts
  • Officer and a Laughing Girl
  • St. Francis in Ecstasy
The Frick Collection
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $22 per person
  • πŸ“ 1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

History Museum

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a designated historic site in New York City. Between 1863 and 2011, the buildings housed about 15,000 people from more than 20 different countries. The Tenement Museum has appeared in various films, including The Definition of Insanity and Crossing Delancey. The museum's mission focuses on exploring the historical plight of immigrants.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

  • Under One Roof
  • Shop Life
  • Building on the Lower East Side
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $20-29 per person
  • πŸ“ 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

The Museum of the City of New York

History Museum

The Museum of the City of New York, founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, has a mission to preserve and share the history of the Big Apple and its inhabitants. The museum was originally located inside Gracie Mansion, the home of NYC's mayor. MCNY honors New York's history and the people who make the city special. Admission is free for all patrons under 19, so it's a great place to visit as a family.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Museum of the City of New York.

  • New York At Its Core
  • The Currier and Ives collection
  • The Stettheimer Dollhouse
The Museum of the City of New York
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $20 per person
  • πŸ“ 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

War Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and history museum in NYC. The museum is hosted on the U.S.S. Intrepid, a retired aircraft carrier, that is docked in the Hudson River. The Intrepid Museum contains cool things to see, including an Exploreum, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the flight deck where planes would take off and land during times of war, flight simulators, a submarine, and the British Airways Concorde. The Intrepid often hosts kids programming weeks so be sure to check to see if they have any specials going on when you visit.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

  • Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • U.S.S. Growler Submarine
  • The British Airways Concorde
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $33 per person
  • πŸ“ Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

The Morgan Library & Museum

Library

The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC is home to J.P. Morgan's private library. In 1966, more than 40 years after it became a public institution, the Morgan Library was designated both a New York City and a National Historic Landmark. The Morgan Library houses works from artists and writers to include Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Picasso, Leonardo, Charles Dickens, Henry David Thoreau, Mozart, Charlotte BrontΓ«, and Vincent van Gogh.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Morgan Library & Museum.

  • Three Gutenberg Bibles
  • A hand-edited manuscript of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • Henry David Thoreau's journal
The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $22 per person
  • πŸ“ 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016

The New Museum

Art Museum

The New Museum of Contemporary Art rests on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The New Museum was founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, who had a clear vision for the museum's mission: showcase the works of artists who had yet to achieve recognition or exposure. To date, the New Museum has displayed art from artists who represent more than 14 different countries.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The New Museum.

  • Hans Haacke: All Connected
  • Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below
The New Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $18 per person
  • πŸ“ 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

The Museum of the Moving Image

Specialty Museum

The Museum of the Moving Image, which first opened in 1988, seeks to highlight the intricacies of the moving image. Considered a media museum, The Museum of the Moving Image's exhibits are very heavily focused on the audio/visual and its history. The NYC museum has one of the country's biggest collections of video games and gaming hardware and is a must-see for any video game enthusiast.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Museum of the Moving Image.

  • The Jim Henson Exhibition
  • Tut's Fever Movie Palace
  • Behind The Screen
The Museum of the Moving Image
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

The New York Transit Museum

Specialty Museum

The New York Transit Museum is housed in an old subway station in Brooklyn. The NYC Transit Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the city's Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems. The Court Street Station has been the site of several movie scenes, with an appearance in the popular flick The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The New York Transit Museum.

  • Ticket To Ride
  • BMT Q CAR NUMBER 1612C: A subway car from the early 1900s
  • Bus Number 3100: The first air conditioned bus in the United States
The New York Transit Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Jewish Museum

Religious Museum

The Jewish Museum, located on Manhattan's Museum Mile, is the oldest Jewish museum in the world. The museum has more than 30,000 objects on display and runs multiple temporary exhibits throughout the year. Some of the better known artists with pieces housed in the collection are Marc Chagall, George Segal, Eleanor Antin, and Deborah Kass.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Jewish Museum.

  • Self-Portrait with Camera
  • Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century
  • Old Man with Beard
The Jewish Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $18 per person
  • πŸ“ 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

The National Museum of the American Indian

Archaeological Museum

The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City is dedicated to the history of Native Americans. The NYC branch of the museum is located in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Coupled with the National Museum of the American Indian located in Washington DC, the two museums house one of the world's biggest collections of art and artifacts representing Native American culture spanning back 12,000 years.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The National Museum of the American Indian.

  • Art and artifacts
The National Museum of the American Indian
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Specialty Museum

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is a design museum on NYC's Miracle Mile. Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the country that focuses on current day and historic design dating back more than 240 years. The museum has been home to items like a chair that Abraham Lincoln once sat in and a Rolls Royce that had been owned by The Beatles.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • The first metal chair made in the United States
  • Views of the American War of Independence
  • The Diva is Dismissed
The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $16 per person
  • πŸ“ 2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128

The Skyscraper Museum

Specialty Museum

New York City's Skyscraper Museum is dedicated to one of the city's most recognizable icons. The museum places a special emphasis on the construction and architecture of skyscrapers. Located in Battery Park, the Skyscraper Museum was founded in 1996 by Columbia University professor Carol Willis. The museum closed temporarily following the September 11 terrorist attacks to be used as an emergency information center due to its proximity to Ground Zero.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Skyscraper Museum.

  • The World Trade Center construction exhibit
  • China Prophecy: Shanghai
  • Supertall!
The Skyscraper Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

Art Museum

Originally called The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, The Museum of Arts and Design opened in NYC in 1956. MAD is dedicated to collecting objects with a focus on contemporary and historic changes in art, design, and crafts. MAD is considered a celebration of all things creative and innovation. One of the museum's coolest additions in its new building on Columbus Circle is the Center for the Study of Jewelry.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

  • David Webb's Monkey Brooch
  • Patrick Jacobs' Dandelion Cluster #3
  • Anni Albers' Meander Series
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $18 per person
  • πŸ“ 2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

The Children's Museum of Manhattan

Children's Museum

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is an interactive children's museum in NYC that's great for kids of all ages. The museum got its start in a basement as a way for educators to connect with children about arts, culture, and music during NYC's fiscal crisis in the '70s. The Children's Museum of Manhattan has grown to attract more than 325,000 visitors every year.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Children's Museum of Manhattan.

  • Alphie the Alphabet-Eating Dragon
  • Dynamic H20
  • Adventures with Dora & Diego
The Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 212 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

The Staten Island Museum

Encyclopedic Museum

The Staten Island Museum is the oldest museum on the island. It's also considered the last general interest museum still operating in NYC. The Staten Island Museum, which was founded in the 1800s by folks who considered themselves the first environmentalists in New York City, has three main collections: Natural Sciences, Fine Arts, and History Archives. With more than half a million items to include animals, nests, eggs, fossils, insects, and maps, the Staten Island Museum is a treasure trove museum in NYC.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Staten Island Museum.

  • The Wall of Insects
  • Bill Higgins' Bayonne Bridge at Night
  • Michael P. Zappalorti's Sr. Collection of Lepidoptera
The Staten Island Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $8 per person
  • πŸ“ 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301

The Museum of Chinese in America

History Museum

The Museum of Chinese in America is a museum near New York City's Chinatown neighborhood. MOCA is dedicated to sharing the stories of Chinese American history. The museum, founded in 1980, has one core exhibition among its permanent collection. With A Single Step: Stories in the Making of America displays more than 160 years of Chinese American history.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Museum of Chinese in America.

  • With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America
  • Recovering Chinatown: The 9/11 Collection
  • The Chinese Musical and Theatrical Association Collection
The Museum of Chinese in America
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $12 per person
  • πŸ“ 215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

Coney Island Museum

Specialty Museum

The Coney Island Museum on NYC's Coney Island is about commemorating and paying tribute to mass American culture in the style of dime museums, burlesque, the circus, vaudeville, and P.T. Barnum -- all things that have a special place in the history and traditions of Coney Island. The museum is a fun, weird experience with funhouse mirrors, special exhibits, and a 1950s thermos collection.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Coney Island Museum.

  • Five Cents To Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island
  • Funhouse Mirrors Collection
  • The 1950s Thermos Collection
Coney Island Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Art Museum

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, or the Bronx Museum, is an art museum with a focus on contemporary and 20th-century American artists. The Bronx Museum has more than 800 paintings, photos, sculptures, and other works of art in its permanent collection. At times, the museum will host special exhibits featuring international artists.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Bronx Museum of the Arts.

  • Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977-1987
  • The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop
  • Eddie Martinez: White Outs
Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1040 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10456

Queens Museum

Archaeological Museum

The Queens Museum, which used to be known as the Queens Museum of Art, is an art museum in Queens that was founded in 1972. Its most famous exhibit is the Panorama of the City of New York, which is a room-sized scale model of the five boroughs. The model was originally built in 1964 for New York's World Fair. Other items among the museum's permanent collection of more than 10,000 objects include art by Salvador Dali, crime scene photographs, and a collection of Tiffany Glass.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Queens Museum .

  • Panorama of the City of New York
  • The Art of Rube Goldberg
  • The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Queens Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $8 per person
  • πŸ“ New York City Building, Corona, NY 11368

Jewish Children's Museum

Children's Museum

The Jewish Children's Museum in NYC is the country's largest museum for Jewish children with a mission to teach children of all faiths about the Jewish culture. The museum's collection is entertaining and education, including a rooftop mini golf course with each hole representing a certain part of Jewish life. The museum was the 2006 recipient of an award given to a place making a great social impact on the Brooklyn community.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Jewish Children's Museum.

  • Rooftop mini golf course
  • Children's photo collage
  • Exploring Jewish life
Jewish Children's Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $13 per person
  • πŸ“ 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213

The Met Cloisters

Archaeological Museum

The Met Cloisters is a museum in Fort Tryon Park in NYC with a focus on European medieval art, architecture, and sculpture. There is a particular emphasis on Gothic and Romanesque works. The museum got its name, as the buildings are centered around four cloisters that were acquired for the museum thanks to John D. Rockefeller Jr. The cloisters are the Cuxa, Trie, Bonnefont, and Saint-Guilhem.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Met Cloisters.

  • The Cloisters
  • 300+ stained glass panels
  • Medieval Art: Temporalities and Meanings
The Met Cloisters
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Specialty Museum

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is a museum focused on Harlem's jazz history and traditions. The museum has hosted exhibits like The Ghosts of Harlem, weekly programs to include lecture series, and events at other locations like museums around the city. The focal point of the museum's collection is 1,000 discs of recorded radio broadcasts that includes performances by icons like Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

  • Ralph Ellison: A Man and His Records
  • Afrolatinidad by Carlos Mateu
National Jazz Museum in Harlem
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 58 W 129th St Ground Floor, 2203, New York, NY 10027

Madame Tussauds

Specialty Museum

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in the heart of NYC's Times Square that has become a major tourist attraction. The museum houses an extensive collection of famous figures commemorated in wax. NYC's location includes sculptures of Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Derek Jeter, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Madame Tussauds.

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Barack Obama
  • King Kong
Madame Tussauds
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $30 per person
  • πŸ“ 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Specialty Museum

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is an NYC museum dedicated to all things weird, odd, and unusual. The Ripley's Times Square location has been open since 2007 and is the largest of all the Ripley's locations in the world. The NYC museum, or odditorium as the company refers to it, has more than 1000 objects and exhibits focused on strange phenomenon.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

  • The Black Hole
  • The Torture Chamber
  • Ripley's Relic
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Toy Museum of New York

Archaeological Museum

The Toy Museum of New York is a museum that emphasizes theater and performance to talk about changes in society. Originally the Doll and Toy Museum of NYC, the Toy Museum adopted its current moniker in 2009. The museum has an extensive rare and original toy collection, to include Mr. Potato Head and G.I. Joe.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Toy Museum of New York.

  • The original Frisbee pie pan
  • The original Easy-Bake Oven
  • The original Mr. Potato Head
Toy Museum of New York
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Brooklyn, NY

New York Hall Of Science

Children's Museum

The New York Hall Of Science, or NYSCI, in Queens is housed in one of the final structures still surviving from the 1964 New York World's Fair. It's the only hands-on interactive science and tech museum in NYC with more than 400 exhibits. The museum is aimed at children from ages 1-17.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at New York Hall Of Science.

  • The Learning Lab
  • Gingerbread Lane
  • Hidden Kingdoms: The World of Microbes
New York Hall Of Science
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $20 per person
  • πŸ“ 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

New York City Fire Museum

Specialty Museum

The New York City Fire Museum is a museum commemorating and celebrating the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) in Manhattan. The museum is located in Engine No. 30's former headquarters, a renovated firehouse from 1904. The museum has a collection of more than 10,000 objects, to include records and photographs along with uniforms, tools, and equipment.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at New York City Fire Museum.

  • Firefighting on Parade
  • Romance of Firefighting
  • 9/11 Memorial
New York City Fire Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 278 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

Fort Totten Park

Historic Site

Fort Totten is a former installation of the United States Army in Queens, NY. The Army Reserve is still on-site at Fort Totten, but the facility is no longer owned by the United States military and instead belongs to NYC. The vast majority of the fort and surrounding park is now open to the public to enjoy. The Fort Totten Visitor's Center is a restored museum with objects and exhibits highlighting the Fort's history.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Fort Totten Park.

  • An active NYPD K9 Training facility
  • The Fort Totten Officers' Club
  • Abandoned forts
Fort Totten Park
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Totten Ave. &, 15th Rd, Bayside, NY 11359

Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler

History Museum

The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler is part of the SUNY Maritime College. The museum houses a number of artifacts and exhibits about maritime and sea life in the NYC area dating back hundreds of years. Guests can see intricate ship models, historic artifacts, and a slew of nautical photographs and prints. It is one of the country's biggest maritime collections.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler.

  • Underwater Artifact Exhibit
  • Hall of Maritime Training
  • Evolution of Seafaring
Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 6 Pennyfield Ave, The Bronx, NY 10465

Museum of American Finance

Specialty Museum

The Museum of American Finance (MOAF) is located in the heart of NYC's financial world: on Wall Street in the Financial District in Manhattan. The museum is the nation's only independent public museum dedicated to American finance and financial history. The museum's current location is housed in the old Bank of New York building. The Museum of American Finance is connected to the Smithsonian Institute.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum of American Finance.

  • "Barings in America: An Interactive Investment Experience
  • Checks & Balances: Presidents and American Finance
  • Women of Wall Street
Museum of American Finance
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 48 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

American Folk Art Museum

Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum on Manhattan's Upper West Side is the nation's top organization focused on folk art and self-taught artists from around the world. The museum has more than 8,000 items in its permanent collection, dating back to the 1700s. More than 130,000 guests visit the museum annually. Museum admission is free.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at American Folk Art Museum.

  • Families and Folk Art: Pattern and Repetition
  • Finding Form in Found Materials
  • Southern Sounds: Listening Party with Dust-to-Digital
American Folk Art Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023

Ukrainian Museum

Cultural Center

The Ukrainian Museum in NYC's East Village was founded in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America. The museum's collection, which is purported to be the biggest in America focused on Ukrainian culture, has three main categories: Folk Art, Fine Arts, and Miscellaneous, which includes photos, letters, documents, records, coins, and stamps.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Ukrainian Museum.

  • From Darkness to Light: The Paintings of Mikhail Turovsky
  • Pysanky (Easter Eggs) and Wooden Churches of Ukraine
  • Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation 75 Years Later
Ukrainian Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $8 per person
  • πŸ“ 222 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Library

The Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library is housed on the sixth floor of Butler Library on the university campus. The collection dates back more than 4,000 years to Mesopotamian times. The library has cuneiform tables, ostraca, papyri, astronomical instruments, maps, art, specimens, and more. In addition to the rare item collection, the library hosts a variety of exhibits that appeal to the university community as a whole.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

  • Mirror of Humanity: Seeing Ourselves in Playing Cards
  • Roar, Lion, Roar: A Celebration of Columbia Football
Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 6th Floor East Butler Library, 535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Historic Site

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a historic museum in Queens, where Louis Armstrong and his spouse Lucille Wilson lived from the early 1940s until Armstrong's 1971 death. The house was gifted to NYC to create the museum by Lucille. In 1975, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark. Today, guests can visit the museum to see artifacts from Louis Armstrong's life. The museum also hosts various programs and concerts on site.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Louis Armstrong House Museum.

  • Satchmo's Stuff
  • That's My Home: 75 Years of the Armstrongs in Corona
  • The Jazz Garden
Louis Armstrong House Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $12 per person
  • πŸ“ 34-56 107th St, Corona, NY 11368

Mets Hall of Fame & Museum

Specialty Museum

The Mets Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the history of MLB's New York Mets. The Mets museum is housed within the walls of Citi Field, where the Mets call home in Queens. The museum was established to honor former Mets players, managers, executives, and broadcasters who had outstanding careers with the organization. As of late 2019, there are 27 members of the Mets Hall of Fame, including Rusty Staub, Tug McGraw, and Mike Piazza.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Mets Hall of Fame & Museum.

  • The 1986 season collection
  • Player luggage tags
  • Dwight Gooden's cleats
Mets Hall of Fame & Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368

New York Botanical Garden

Specialty Museum

The New York Botanical Garden is a 250-acre oasis in The Bronx. The garden, which is a National Historic Landmark, has more than one million living plants ranging from tropical to desert climates. An estimated one million visitors come to the New York Botanical Garden each year.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at New York Botanical Garden.

  • Seasonal events, like a spooky pumpkin garden
  • Chorus of the Forest
  • Native Plant Garden Tour
New York Botanical Garden
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $ per person
  • πŸ“ 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10458

South Street Seaport Museum

History Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum in NYC is home to nautical and maritime artifacts, including paintings, model ships, and scrimshaw. Two vintage ships, an 1885 cargo ship, and a 1907 lightship, are docked outside the museum and available for tours.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at South Street Seaport Museum.

  • Street of Ships: The Port and Its People
  • Millions: Migrants and Millionaires abroad the Great Liners, 1900-1914
  • The 1885 cargo ship Wavertree
South Street Seaport Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $20 per person
  • πŸ“ 12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038

Mmuseumm

Natural History Museum

Mmuseumm is a natural history museum in lower Manhattan. The museum operates under the curatorial philosophy of "object journalism." The museum collects contemporary art and artifacts to tell the story of today's modern world through its exhibits.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Mmuseumm.

  • ISIS Currency
  • Prison-made objects
  • Personal items of immigants
Mmuseumm
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 4 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY 10013

AKC Museum of the Dog

Specialty Museum

The American Kennel Cub Museum of the Dog originally opened in NYC in 1982. The museum's mission is to preserve and highlight the role that dogs play in society. It collects art, objects, and inspiration for dogs and pet owners. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 1,700 items along with 4,000 library items.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at AKC Museum of the Dog.

  • The Catherine Johnson Collection
  • Stamps
AKC Museum of the Dog
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 101 Park Ave, New York, NY 10178

National Museum of Mathematics

Specialty Museum

The National Museum of Mathematics, also known as MoMath, is a Manhattan museum that's all about math. It's the only museum on the entire North American continent that focuses on math. The museum aims to present math in a fun, exciting way with hands-on interactive exhibits designed to get children interested in the subject.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at National Museum of Mathematics.

  • Pattern Pants
  • Coaster Rollers
  • Tracks of Galileo
National Museum of Mathematics
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $18 per person
  • πŸ“ 11 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Asian American Arts Centre

Cultural Center

The Asian American Arts Centre is a non-profit organization in NYC's Chinatown and was one of the first Asian American community organizations in the entire country. The centre's mission is to connect Asian and Asian-American art with Western art. The permanent collection houses hundreds of Asian American artworks on display. The gallery can be visited by appointment only.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Asian American Arts Centre.

  • We Count! The State of Asian Pacific America
  • Betrayal and Empowerment
  • Cross Cultural Voices
Asian American Arts Centre
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 111 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002

El Museo del Barrio

Cultural Center

El Museo del Barrio, or El Museo as it's often known, is an East Harlem museum in NYC dedicated to Latin American and Caribbean art, with a special focus on art and artists who come from Puerto Rico and NYC's Puerto Rican community.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at El Museo del Barrio.

  • An Emphasis on Resistance: 2019 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition
  • Zilia Sanchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)
  • Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York
El Museo del Barrio
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $9 per person
  • πŸ“ 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

National Academy of Design

Art Museum

The National Academy of Design is a gallery dedicated to highlighting fine arts in the United States. The gallery opened to the public in 1979. The museum boasts one of the nation's biggest public collections of American art from the 1700 and 1800s; the full collection contains about 8,000 thousand works

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at National Academy of Design.

  • John F. Kensett's Bash-Bish
  • George Tooker's Voice II
  • William Merritt Chase's Young Orphan
National Academy of Design
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003

Museum at FIT

Specialty Museum

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a free museum made up of temporary exhibits and a permanent collection of clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Museum at FIT is visited by an estimated 100,000 guests annually. While the museum has an impressive permanent collection, it's best known for its rotating exhibits that dive deep into fashion and its impact on society.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum at FIT.

  • Paris: Capital of Fashion
  • Power Mode: The Force of Fashion
  • minimalism | maximalism
Museum at FIT
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

New York Public Library

Library

The New York Public Library is the country's second biggest public library system (second only to the Library of Congress) and the world's third biggest (coming in behind the British Library). The NYPL system has 92 locations and more than 53 million different items. The library can be seen in works of art, including movies and TV shows. The library often hosts exhibits and events for the local community to enjoy.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at New York Public Library.

  • The J.D. Salinger Exhibit
  • A Ballad for Harlem
  • The Art Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton
New York Public Library
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Brooklyn Historical Society

Historic Site

The Brooklyn Historical Society, or BHS, was established in 1863 and is part museum, part library, and part educational center. The building itself is a work of art in the Romanesque Revival style in Brooklyn Heights. The building today is a National Historic Landmark. The museum contains a permanent collection, temporary exhibits, and hosts many students throughout the year.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Brooklyn Historical Society.

  • Exhibit: Waterfront
  • Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health
  • A Queer Look at Brooklyn
Brooklyn Historical Society
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Art Museum

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans in NYC's Bronx neighborhood is an outdoor sculpture garden on the campus of Bronx Community College. The Hall of Fame is the first of its kind across the entire country. The gallery was designed by well-known architect Stanford White and is a 630-foot open air colonnade with close to 100 busts.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

  • George Washington Carver
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • George Peabody
Hall of Fame for Great Americans
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ University Ave & W 181st St, The Bronx, NY 10453

Harbor Defense Museum

War Museum

The Harbor Defense Museum, also known as The Caponier, is on the grounds of Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton. The museum is housed in a fort dating back to the 1800s. It is the only military museum in New York City. The museum is unique, as its one of just a few in the entire country that is funded and run by the Department of Defense.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Harbor Defense Museum.

  • Old Fort Hamilton
  • The Battle of Brooklyn Exhibit
  • Explore coastal defense systems of the past
Harbor Defense Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 230 Sheridan Loop, Brooklyn, NY 11252

City Island Nautical Museum

Specialty Museum

The City Island Nautical Museum is a weekends-only museum in NYC's Bronx neighborhood that chronicles the history of City Island's boating. At the start of the 1900s, City Island had a worldwide reputation for building the best wooden boats in the world. The museum is dedicated to preserving that history. City Island also had a hand in building military vessels.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at City Island Nautical Museum.

  • City Island’s boat-building history exhibit
  • The massive City Island historical photo exhibit
City Island Nautical Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 190 Fordham St, The Bronx, NY 10464

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Cultural Center

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn, NYC, is a museum focused on preserving African cultural traditions, especially those that were lost during the slave trade. MoCADA also focuses on ensuring it serves underserved communities and centers many educational programs and exhibits around that goal.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

  • Uzumaki Cepeda: Safe Space
  • Reclaiming What’s Mine: Food + Water + Shelter
  • Harmonia Rosales: Misseducation
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Art Museum

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a museum in Staten Island that has one of the country's biggest collections of Himalayan artifacts. The museum was originally constructed to look like a traditional rustic Himalayan monastery. The grounds include terraced gardens and ponds with focus and lotus. In 1991, the Dalai Lama visited the museum and noted its authenticity.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.

  • The fish ponds
  • The lotus ponds
  • The terraced gardens
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $6 per person
  • πŸ“ 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306

National Track and Field Hall of Fame

Archaeological Museum

The National Track and Field Hall of Fame is a museum operated by The Armory Foundation and USA Track & Field. A variety of people associated with Track and Field are eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame, including athletes, coaches, officials, journalists, and administrators. Since its inception in 1974, 249 people have been inducted in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

  • Welcome to The Hall of Fame film
  • Hall of Fame History Gallery
National Track and Field Hall of Fame
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Specialty Museum

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden sits on 52 acres in Brooklyn, NYC. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded in 1910 and is near Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. The garden has more than 14,000 different plants. It attracts an estimated 900,000 visitors annually.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

  • Cherry Trees
  • Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
  • Children's Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Wave Hill Public Gardens

Specialty Museum

Wave Hill Public Gardens is an estate that sits on 28 acres in The Bronx. Wave Hill constitutes and overlooks the Hudson River. The area holds horticultural gardens that are open to the public as well as a cultural center. The gardens were established in the mid-1800s.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Wave Hill Public Gardens.

  • Seasonal events like Fall Foliage tours
  • Right Plant, Right Placeβ€”Identifying and Embracing Microclimates
Wave Hill Public Gardens
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 4900 Independence Ave, The Bronx, NY 10471

Sandy Ground Historical Museum

History Museum

The Sandy Ground Historical Museum on Staten Island in NYC is a program site for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. In 2010, the museum won the Mayor's Award for its contributions to Art & Culture in the Big Apple. The museum is an active research site today to continue to preserve and celebrate Sandy Ground's African American history.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Sandy Ground Historical Museum.

  • Underground Railroad exhibits
  • The History of Sandy Ground
Sandy Ground Historical Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1538 Woodrow Road Staten Island, NY 10308

Yeshiva University Museum

Cultural Center

The Yeshiva University Museum, part of Yeshiva University in NYC, is a cultural institution that honors and preserves the culturally rich achievements in art and intellect made over the last 3,000 years of Jewish history. The museum was founded in 1973 and has more than 8,000 items in its permanent collection.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Yeshiva University Museum.

  • Thomas Jefferson's handwritten letter of 1818 denouncing anti-Semitism
  • A 1478 manuscript recording the Simon of Trent blood libel trial
  • The Torah scroll and tefillin thought to belong to the Baal Shem Tov
Yeshiva University Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 15 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

Parsons The New School for Design Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

Art Museum

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design is an exhibition space that holds the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries. The gallery is in four buildings, spanning the ground floors of each, to create a quad along Fifth Avenue and 13th Street. The center houses rotating exhibits related to design.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Parsons The New School for Design Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

  • Pan African Space Station
  • Museum of Capitalism
  • Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference
Parsons The New School for Design Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 66 5th Ave New York, NY 10011

General Grant National Memorial

Historic Site

The General Grant National Memorial is the site of the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, and is the largest mausoleum in North America. The memorial is a classical domed mausoleum in Upper Manhattan in NYC. An estimated 80,000 people pay their respects to President Grant annually. The monument hosts art and events throughout the year.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at General Grant National Memorial.

  • The Rolling Bench sculpture
  • Popular park folk art
  • The interior of the memorial
General Grant National Memorial
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ W 122nd St & Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027

Federal Hall

Historic Site

Federal Hall is the memorial of a historic building at 26 Wall Street in Manhattan's Financial District and was the first City Hall of New York City. The Greek Revival structure was built in 1703 and saw considerable history throughout its years, including being the place where the colonists Stamp Act Congress drafted its message to King George III demanding "taxation without representation" come to an end. Later, Federal Hall would be Congress of the Confederation, the home of the 1st Congress, and the spot of George Washington's presidential inauguration. The building was torn down in the 1800s; in its place is today's memorial, Federal Hall.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Federal Hall.

  • The George Washington monument
  • The Alexander Hamilton exhibit
  • Washington to Trump: Inaugural Tradition
Federal Hall
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 26 Wall Street New York, NY 10005

Trinity Church

Religious Museum

Trinity Church is a historic church in New York's Episcopal Diocese in the Financial District near Wall Street. The First Trinity Church was constructed in the late 1600s after Governor Benjamin Fletcher approved the purchase of land by the Church of England for the new church; in 1697, King William III presented the church with its charter. In addition to its historic roots, Trinity Church is well known today for being a place where people took refuge on September 11 from the debris in the air.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Trinity Church.

  • The 23 Church Bells
  • National Historic Landmark architecture
  • The mausoleum
Trinity Church
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Waterfront Museum

History Museum

Brooklyn's Waterfront Museum is a maritime museum in the city dedicated to preserving the city's maritime history and waterfront traditions. Housed on the 1914 Lehigh Valley Barge #79, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Waterfront Museum is one of our favorite hidden gem museums in NYC. Admission and tours are free.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Waterfront Museum .

  • Lehigh Valley No. 59 - Alice Scanlon
  • Rowing adventure excerpt from the 1842 diary of Charles H. Ludington
  • Fay Jordaens' City Island
Waterfront Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 290 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

The American Numismatics Society

Specialty Museum

The American Numismatics Society is dedicated to the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, and related objects from all cultures across all historic time periods. Located in NYC, the society has the country's biggest numismatic collection, much of which is on display at the American Numismatics Society Museum. The society is in possession of more than 600,000 different objects.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The American Numismatics Society.

  • Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea
  • Byzantine Coin Collection
The American Numismatics Society
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $50 per person
  • πŸ“ 75 Varick Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10013

Federal Reserve Banks of New York

Specialty Museum

The Federal Reserve Banks of New York offers tours of the museum and gold vaults, but those tours are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and reservations must be made in advance online. The vault holds the world's largest amount of gold, stored on behalf of governments around the world. At one point, the gold in the vault was estimated to weight more than 6300 tons.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Federal Reserve Banks of New York.

  • The Gold Vault
  • Florentine Renaissance architecture
Federal Reserve Banks of New York
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 33 Liberty St, New York, NY 10045

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Historic Site

The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is the recreated brownstone at 28 East 20th Street in Manhattan that served as the birthplace and childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt lived in the home from 1858 until 1872. In 1916, the home was torn down as part of a retail development. Within three years, the home site was purchased to preserve as a historic site.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.

  • Ranger-guided tours
  • The film Teedie
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 28 East 20th Street New York, NY 10003

Children's Museum of the Arts

Children's Museum

The Children's Museum of the Arts in NYC is designed for children ages 0-15 to teach them how to make art, ranging from drawings to sound art to textiles to animation to sculptures. The CMA works closely with children in foster care, children with learning disabilities, and the children of homeless families to promote art for all. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 2,000 pieces of art made by children from 50 different countries ranging back to the 1930s.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Children's Museum of the Arts.

  • Make Art (in) Public
  • Beyond the Refrigerator Door
  • The Black Book of Colors
Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $13 per person
  • πŸ“ 103 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014

American Academy of Arts and Letters

Art Museum

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects and artists, composers, and writers. Famous charter members of the organization include William Merritt Chase, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. The Academy presents more than 70 annual awards in its main areas of focus, from art to writing. It displays several exhibits throughout the year that are free and open to the public.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • Charles Ives Studio
  • 2019 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 633 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032

Onassis Cultural Center

Cultural Center

The Onassis Cultural Center, which was founded in 2000 by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, celebrates the work of well-known and emerging artists from Greece and the international community. The center's main mission is to honor Greek culture through cultural and educational initiatives.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Onassis Cultural Center.

  • The Privilege of Escape
  • Maria Antelman: Disassembler
  • Nature of Justice: On the Birds
Onassis Cultural Center
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Olympic Tower, 645 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Met Breuer

Art Museum

The Met Breuer is a contemporary and modern art museum that is part of NYC's world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met Breuer opened in 2016 in the old Whitney Museum building. It pulls its display pieces from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and hosts temporary exhibits.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Met Breuer .

  • Vija Celmins: To Fix The Image In Memory
  • Home Is a Foreign Place: Recent Acquisition in Context
Met Breuer
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $25 per person
  • πŸ“ 945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Noguchi Museum

Art Museum

The Noguchi Museum in NYC is a sculpture museum created by Japanese-American sculpture Isamu Noguchi. The museum's primary focus it to display and preserve Noguchi's sculptures and other work. The museum has both an interior display and an outdoor sculpture garden in its Queens location.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Noguchi Museum.

  • The Tree of Heaven remnants
  • On Becoming an Artist. Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922 - 1960
  • In Search of Contoured Playground
Noguchi Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106

Nicholas Roerich Museum

Art Museum

The Nicholas Roerich Museum is an art museum in NYC's Upper West Side neighborhood dedicated to the works of Russian-born artist Nicholas Roerich. The museum has an average of 150 of Roerich's works on display, in addition to various objects and artifacts associated with the artist and his life. The Nicholas Roerich Museum is an international attraction for visitors to NYC.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Nicholas Roerich Museum.

  • Building The Ships
  • The Last Angel
  • Bridge of Glory
Nicholas Roerich Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 319 W 107th St, New York, NY 10025

Living Torah Museum

Religious Museum

The Living Torah Museum in Brooklyn, NY is a grouping of Orthodox Jewish museums that opened in 2002, founded by rabbi and author Shaul Shimon Deutsch. The Village Voice named the Living Torah Museum as the Best Museum of New York.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Living Torah Museum.

  • Great Torah Personalities
  • Torah Times
  • Mishna/Talmud Times
Living Torah Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1603 41st St, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America

Cultural Center

Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America is a Manhattan NYC cultural center focused on Nordic and Scandinavian heritage. The center's programming includes exhibits that focus on performing arts, fine arts, and design. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the museum's 2000 opening.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America.

  • The HalldΓ³r Laxness Library
  • Volvo Hall
  • Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection
Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Historic Site

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is a Staten Island, NY museum that is an 1840 Gothic Revival cottage that inventor and candle maker Antonio Meucci and Italian revolutionary and political leader Giuseppe Garibaldi both called home throughout their lives. In 1980, the house and memorials were named to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

  • The Fashions and Faces of the Regions of Italy
  • The Garibaldi Bedroom
  • Showcase of the Teletrofono
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305

Museum of Public Relations

Specialty Museum

The Museum of Public Relations in NYC operates with the mission to create a museum that is open to the public chronicling the history of public relations. The museum's collection includes books, journals, posters, letters, and artifacts that trace the field's history and evolution. The museum also aims to support ongoing research into the best practices in the industry. The museum is open to the public by appointment.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum of Public Relations.

  • PR Women Who Changed History
  • Celebrating Black PR
  • The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations
Museum of Public Relations
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $20 per person
  • πŸ“ 85 Broad St 27th floor, New York, NY 10004

Castle Clinton National Monument

History Museum

Castle Clinton National Monument, which has been previously known as Fort Clinton and Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort that sits in Manhattan's Battery Park. The fort was built in the very early 1800s and served as the country's first immigration station, operating even earlier than Ellis Island. An estimated eight million people came into the United States through Fort Clinton. Later, it was used as a beer garden, aquarium, exhibition hall, and theater.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Castle Clinton National Monument .

  • The Bay and Harbor of New York by Samuel Waugh
  • Guided tours
  • Concert in the park series
Castle Clinton National Monument
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Battery Park, New York, NY 10004

Noble Maritime Collection

History Museum

The Noble Maritime Collection is a museum that displays the art of marine artist John A. Noble and his restored houseboat studio on which he worked. In addition to its Noble artwork collection, the museum also displays several exhibits, including many about life in Snug Harbor, where Noble worked, and what role the town played in maritime activities.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Noble Maritime Collection.

  • The Ship Model Gallery
  • Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor
  • Robbins Reef Lighthouse: A Home in the Harbor
Noble Maritime Collection
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $Donation per person
  • πŸ“ 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D Staten Island, NY 10301

John M. Mossman Lock Museum

Archaeological Museum

The John M. Mossman Lock Museum is a museum all about, well, locks! Located in midtown Manhattan, the Lock Museum is part of the National Register of Historic Places. It has one of the world's biggest collections of bank and vault locks. All in all, the museum has more than 370 lock artifacts dating back to 4000 BC. The Lock Museum is housed inside the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at John M. Mossman Lock Museum.

  • Egyptian wooden-pin locks
  • Chinese padlocks
  • American timelocks
John M. Mossman Lock Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Historic Site

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is the former home of writer Edgar Allan Poe in the Bronx NYC. The cottage is estimated to have been built in the late 1700s and is part of the National Register of Historic Places. The home had been a constant source of controversy, as it was frequently struck by vandalism, until the museum began to use live-in caretakers to ensure the safety of the cottage.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.

  • Poe Cottage Audio Tour
  • Poe Park
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 2640 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10458

Merchant's House Museum

Historic Site

The Merchant's House Museum is the only intact family home in NYC from the 1800s. Both the interior and exterior are preserved. The Merchant's House was once known as the Old Merchant's House and as the Seabury Tredwell House. It was built in 1832 and was turned into a museum more than 100 years later. In the 1960s, it was designated a New York City landmark and today it's the only historic house museum in its neighborhood. The museum's collection has more than 3,000 objects from the Tredwell family who occupied it for much of its existence as a house.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Merchant's House Museum.

  • Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: Murder at the Merchant’s House
  • Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York
  • Seasonal festive activities like a Halloween-themed ghost tour at night
Merchant's House Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 29 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Queens County Farm Museum

Historic Site

Queens County Farm Museum is a museum that can traces its roots back to 1697. The farm is NYC's biggest remaining piece of farmland at 47 acres. The farm includes historic buildings, several greenhouses, farm vehicles, farming tools, fields for planting, an orchard, an herb garden, and animals. A visit to Queens County Farm is often a relaxing day out of the city.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Queens County Farm Museum.

  • Farm animals
  • The greenhouses
  • Guided tours
Queens County Farm Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004

Staten Island Children's Museum

Children's Museum

The Staten Island Children's Museum is an NYC children's museum at Sailors' Snug Harbor on Staten Island. The museum is all about interactivity and encouraging children to participate with the exhibits in a hands-on way. The museum has 10 indoor and two outdoor exhibits, a dedicated art workshop and a performance space; exhibits include things like bug examination, block building, and exploring a fire truck.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Staten Island Children's Museum.

  • Francis the Praying Mantis
  • Sea of Boats
  • Portia's Playhouse
Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $8 per person
  • πŸ“ 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Historic Site

The Hamilton Grange National Memorial is the relocated home of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The home's interior rooms have been restored to their original condition. There are also some exhibits that are hands-on and interactive within the house. The Hamilton Grange National Memorial has also been called The Grange or the Hamilton Grange Mansion.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

  • The Alexander Hamilton Timeline
  • The Alexander Hamilton Bookshop
  • A film on the life of Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 414 W 141st St, New York, NY 10031

Studio Museum in Harlem

Art Museum

The Studio Museum in Harlem is a spot for African artists to share their work about culture, tradition, and society. The museum has several temporary exhibits, including Projects 110: Michael Armitage and Dozie Kanu: Functions.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Studio Museum in Harlem.

  • Dozie Kanu: Function
  • Black Refractions
  • Projects 110: Michael Armitage
Studio Museum in Harlem
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $ per person
  • πŸ“ 429 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027

Cultural Center

The Korean Cultural Center New York Gallery hosts a variety of temporary exhibits throughout the year. Korean artists spanning multiple disciplines present their work at the gallery. The gallery's mission is to display art to help promote cultural exchange.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Korean Cultural Center New York Gallery .

  • One Breath - Infinite Vision, An Exhibition Of Korean Ink Art
  • Ocean. Moon. Sky
  • Goryeo: The Glory Of Korea
Korean Cultural Center New York Gallery
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 460 Park Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Dahesh Museum of Art

Art Museum

The Dahesh Museum of Art is the nation's only museum that houses a collection and exhibition focused on European academic art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Most of the collection is compromised of Dr. Dahesh's personal collection of more than 2,000 paintings. The museum is particularly notable for its Orientalist paintings. The collection is currently not on display as of 2019 and instead travels the country to other museums while the Dahesh Museum of Art constructs a new home.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Dahesh Museum of Art.

  • Orientalism: The Allure of North Africa and the Near East.
  • Academic Splendor: Nineteenth-Century
  • Now and Then: Drawings from the 19th century to the Present
Dahesh Museum of Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 145 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013

Chaim Gross Studio Museum

Art Museum

The Chaim Gross Studio Museum is a New York City sculpture gallery dedicated to the work of sculptor Chaim Gross of the 1900s. The studio is inside Gross' home in Greenwich Village and displays Gross' work over the years. It also houses exhibits dedicated to other artists from around the world.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Chaim Gross Studio Museum.

  • Teaching Through Touch
  • Direct Carving
  • Circa 1945: Abstract Art
Chaim Gross Studio Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15 per person
  • πŸ“ 526 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

Socrates Sculpture Park

Art Museum

The Socrates Sculpture Park is a sculpture garden built on the site of a former landfill in NYC. Sculptor Mark di Suvero founded the park in the 1980s as a way to engage his local community with art. The park is a mainstay of its Queens neighborhood as it incorporates a public park and sculpture gallery in one. The majority of work on display in the park was commissioned exclusively for display in the park -- and they were even built on site. The garden does not have a permanent collection.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Socrates Sculpture Park.

  • Broadway Billboard: β€˜To The Avengers of the New World’
  • Las Palabras son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria]
  • The Gardens
Socrates Sculpture Park
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106

Bayside Historical Society

Historic Site

The Bayside Historical Society collects objects, artifacts, and records located to the local history of Fort Totten and Bayside in NYC. It was founded in 1964 and is housed in the castle that sits in Fort Totten Park. The Gothic Revival-style castle was built during the 1880s and was used by the United States Army. The castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Bayside Historical Society.

  • From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club
  • Native Bayside
  • The Castle
Bayside Historical Society
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 208 Totten Ave, Bayside, NY 11359

Fort Wadsworth

War Museum

Fort Wadsworth on New York City's Staten Island is one of the country's oldest military installations. It sits on more than 200 acres of usable park lands that can be reserved for camping, weddings, or simply sitting and watching the harbor. Fort Wadsworth itself was built in 1663 and was later used by both the United States Army and the United States Navy. It closed in 1994 as the longest running active military installation in history. Today, the Fort Wadsworth Museum chronicles the history of the installation from the American Revolution through the Cold War.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Fort Wadsworth.

  • The Lighthouse atop Battery Weed
  • The Mont Sec House
Fort Wadsworth
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 120 New York Ave Staten Island, NY 10305 At this address

Bernard Museum of Judaica

Religious Museum

The Bernard Museum of Judaica is part of Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Formerly known as the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica, the museum has three galleries, two of which are used for temporary exhibit and one which houses the permanent collection. The museum's permanent collection is composed of more than 1,000 items that date back to the 1300s. The first two galleries are often used for temporary exhibitions. The third gallery is the permanent collection which contains items of Judaica and Temple memorabilia. Some of the museum's more than 1,000 objects date back to the 14th century.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Bernard Museum of Judaica.

  • Artifacts from Temple Emanu-El
  • Artifacts from Temple Beth-El
  • Exhibition: Hello, Gorgeous
Bernard Museum of Judaica
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065

Gracie Mansion

Historic Site

Gracie Mansion, or the Archibald Gracie Mansion, is the official home of the Mayor of the City of New York. The mansion was built in 1799 and overlooks the Hell Gate channel of the East River. Gracie Mansion has had a lot of appearances in pop culture, with cameos in movies like The Taking of Pelham 123, Ghostbusters II, and City Hall. Gracie Mansion tours are open to the public, but require advance reservations.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Gracie Mansion.

  • She Persists: A Century of Women Artists
  • Gracie Mansion Architecture
Gracie Mansion
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ E 88th St &, East End Ave, New York, NY 10028

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Historic Site

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is a historic antebellum residential building near the East River that was once known as the Abigail Adams Smith Museum. The house is one of the last remaining buildings in Manhattan from the 17th century. It was meant for the Smith family, but ended up serving as a carriage house and stable instead. The building was converted into a hotel during the 1800s.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden .

  • The history of the East Canal
  • Children's storytime
  • Seasonal festivities like the Halloween Murder Mystery
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $8 per person
  • πŸ“ 421 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

The Old Stone House in Brooklyn

Historic Site

The Old Stone House in Brooklyn is located within the J. J. Byrne Playground, at Washington Park in NYC. The building today is a reconstruction from 1933 that was made with some original materials; the original house was built in the 1700s. The house played a key role in the 1776 Battle of Long Island during the American Revolution.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Old Stone House in Brooklyn.

  • The Old Stone House Gardens
  • The Early Brooklyn Dodgers
  • The Battle of Brooklyn
The Old Stone House in Brooklyn
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art

Art Museum

The Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art highlights the collection of William D. Walsh and rests in the Walsh Family Library. The items has more than 260 items that date back to the 4th millennium B.C. The museum is used as a teaching tool for Fordham University.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art.

  • Roman imperial portraiture
  • Painted Greek pottery
  • A 330 BCE Apulian Red-Figured Volute Krater
Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 441 E. Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

Art Museum

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, which was formerly known as The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, is an art museum in Lower Manhattan that has put together a collection of visual art created by LGBTQ artists or art that chronicles the LGBTQ experience. The museum's permanent collection has more than 22,000 objects, and, as of late 2019, was the world's only museum exclusively focused on art that showcases the LGBTQ experience.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

  • Day With(out) Art: Still Beginning
  • Art & AIDS: Alegria
  • On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

Neue Galerie

Art Museum

The Neue Galerie New York is an art gallery dedicated to German and Austrian art from the early 1900s. The Neue Galerie, translated from German as "New Gallery", is one of the more recent museums to join NYC's Museum Mile on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The museum's best known piece in its collection is Klimt's painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Neue Galerie.

  • Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
  • Madame D'Ora
  • The Self-Portrait, From Schiele to Beckmann
Neue Galerie
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $12 per person
  • πŸ“ 1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Museum of Sex

Specialty Museum

New York City's Museum of Sex, or MoSex, opened in 2002 on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The museum is about "the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality." The Museum of Sex aims to promote an open dialogue on human sexuality. Many sexual preferences are represented, from LGBTQ to BDSM to pornography to sex work. The museum is only open to visitors 18 years and older.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum of Sex.

  • Superfunland: Journey into the erotic carnival
  • The Illicit Origin of Pornographic Film
  • Punk Lust, Raw Provocation
Museum of Sex
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $17 per person
  • πŸ“ 233 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016

Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Archaeological Museum

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum Is a museum at Queens College in Flushing, NYC. The museum's collection contains more than 6,000 objects from early times to modern day. The museum's collection ranges from paintings to sculptures to prints to drawings, and encompasses items from all periods and cultures.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Godwin-Ternbach Museum.

  • Arte Cubano
  • From the Desert to the City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles
  • Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Art of the Natural World
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Klapper Hall, Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367

FusionArts Museum

Art Museum

FusionArts Museum on NYC's Stanton Street on the Lower East Side is a museum with a series of exhibitions that are meant to highlight the wonder of fusion art. The museum also has international locations in Prague, as well as a location in Pennsylvania. The museum was founded by Czech-American Shalom Neuman.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at FusionArts Museum.

  • Visit the museum's unique collection of fusion art
FusionArts Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 57 Stanton StNew York, NY 10002

Park Avenue Armory

War Museum

The Seventh Regiment Armory, or the Park Avenue Armory, is a National Guard armory building located on Park Avenue in Manhattan's Upper East Side neighborhood. The armory was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The building is a Gothic Revival made of brick and stone, and was built in 1880.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Park Avenue Armory.

  • Judgment Day
  • Interrogations of Form
Park Avenue Armory
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $15+ per person
  • πŸ“ 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

Bronx Children's Museum

Children's Museum

The Bronx Children's Museum in NYC is a children's museum best known for its Museum On The Go! purple bus that serves communities in the museum's Bronx neighborhood that cannot typically access the museum's services. The museum has a variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits for children to engage with both on the bus and at its Mill Pond Park brick-and-mortar location.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Bronx Children's Museum.

  • Museum On The Go! Purple Bus
  • Waters On The Go
  • Little Friends of the River
Bronx Children's Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 25 Exterior Street, The Bronx, NY 10451

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Historic Site

The Van Cortlandt House Museum is housed in the oldest existing building in The Bronx. The house was built as a Georgian style in 1748 Frederick Van Cortlandt's slaves. The Van Cortlandts built a grain plantation and grist mill on the grounds. During the 1770s, the house was part of the American Revolution. George Washington visited its grounds.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

  • The History of the Van Cortlandts
  • Voices from the Van Cortlandts
  • Gallery of Vintage Images
Van Cortlandt House Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx, NY 10471

King Manor Museum

Historic Site

The King Manor Museum, or the Rufus King House, is located in Jamaica, Queens. The historic house was home to Rufus King, who played a key role in the American Revolution and early American political history. King signed the United States Constitution, served as a United States Senator representing New York, and Ambassador to Great Britain following the Revolutionary War.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at King Manor Museum.

  • The Anti-Slavery Work of Rufus King
  • The King House and Farm
  • Rufus King's Leather Document Case
King Manor Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432

FDNY Fire Zone

Specialty Museum

The FDNY Fire Zone is New York City’ fire-safety learning center. Guests to the Fire Zone can climb on a fire truck, wear bunker gear, meet members of the New York Fire Department, and practice crawling through a smoke-filled hallway. It's a great experience to learn what to do if there's ever a fire, with the FDNY making it fun.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at FDNY Fire Zone.

  • Simulated Fire Experience
  • Crawl through smoke filled hallways
  • Don fire bunker gear
FDNY Fire Zone
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 34 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Derfner Judaica Museum

Cultural Center

The Derfner Judaica Museum is a cultural and educational center dedicated to Jewish history and modern Jewish traditions. The museum is housed in The Bronx's Riverdale neighborhood at The Hebrew Home. The museum sits in a 5,000-square foot exhibition center that is home to both a permanent collection and a series of rotating temporary exhibits, like Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 1967–1968.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Derfner Judaica Museum.

  • Leonard Freed: Israel Magazine 1967–1968
  • Tradition and Remembrance: Treasures of the Derfner Judaica Museum
Derfner Judaica Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 5901 Palisade Ave, The Bronx, NY 10471

Tibet House

Cultural Center

Tibet House US was established in 1987 after the Dalai Lama requested the creation of a cultural institution that would guarantee Tibetan culture would survive, even if the Tibetan people did not. Tibet House US's sole mission is to preserve Tibet’s culture, dispute the political turmoil of the country.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Tibet House.

  • My World Is in Your Blind Spot – Tenzing Rigdol
  • The Brooklyn Rail: Hisako Kobayashi Said in Silence
  • The Body of Light Featuring Nepalese artist Romio Shrestha
Tibet House
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 22 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

SculptureCenter

Art Museum

The SculptureCenter in Long Island City, Queens is a contemporary art museum that was founded in 1928 originally as The Clay Club by by Dorothea Denslow. The museum today is a 6,700-square foot exhibition center that also has an attached courtyard. The work of more than 750 different artists has been featured at the SculptureCenter.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at SculptureCenter.

  • Γ‰cole du soir (The Evening Academy)
  • Searching the Sky for Rain
  • Jean-Luc MoulΓ¨ne: More or Less Bone
SculptureCenter
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Rose Museum

History Museum

The Rose Museum in NYC is a small museum that chronicles the history of New York City's Carnegie Hall. The Rose Museum opened in 1991 and hosts exhibits that trace the history of the famous music venue in the Big Apple. The museum's collection includes autographed posters, manuscripts, video, photos, and concert programs.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Rose Museum.

  • The Autographed Concert Poster Collection
  • The History of Carnegie Hall
Rose Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Carnegie Hall, 154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Greater Astoria Historical Society

Historic Site

The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the home base for archiving and chronicling Astoria's documents and history. The Long Island City's museum has more than 50,000 newspapers, documents, records, maps, and various artifacts in its possession, in addition to more than 150,000 different photos. The historical society can be visited during its events or by appointment.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Greater Astoria Historical Society.

  • The Woman Who Loved Words
  • Seasonal activities like a Haunted Waters Tour for Halloween
Greater Astoria Historical Society
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 44-02 23rd St Suite 219, Long Island City, NY 11101

Castle Williams

History Museum

Castle Williams is a 40-foot tall fortification constructed of red sandstone on Governors Island in NYC. The Castle was built in the early 1800s to defend the city from any potential incoming attack by sea. Today, it is one of the key landmarks that can be seen in New York Harbor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Castle Williams.

  • Views of Castle Williams from the water
  • Guided tours up three flights of stairs
Castle Williams
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ Governors Island

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Religious Museum

The Museum of Jewish Heritage located in Manhattan's Battery Park City is a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. On top of the building is a pyramid known as the Living Memorial to the Holocaust. More than 1.5 million people have visited the museum to learn more about those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The museum's mission is to chronicle the lives of Jewish people and traditions from the time before, the time during, and the time after the Holocaust.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum of Jewish Heritage.

  • Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away
  • The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm
  • Eyewitness: Photographs By B.A. Van Sise
Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $16 per person
  • πŸ“ 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280

Czech Centre New York

Cultural Center

The Czech Centre New York is housed inside the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. The centre's primary objective is to foster a deeper bond between the people of the United States and the people of the Czech Republic. The centre hosts events, programming, and exhibits designed to strengthen these cultural binds. The events are both artistic and academic in nature to give a broader understanding of the cultures and traditions of the Czech people.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Czech Centre New York.

  • The Velvet Revolution 1989
  • Exhibition: LukΓ‘Ε‘ Hofmann: Skin come leather
  • Czech Student Uprisings - '60s & '80s
Czech Centre New York
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021

The Grolier Club

Specialty Museum

The Grolier Club is a private NYC club with galleries that are free and open to members of the public. The club was established in 1884, making it the oldest North American bibliophilic club in existence. The Grolier Club aims to focus on "the literary study of the arts pertaining to the production of books, including the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage these arts; and the acquisition, furnishing and maintenance of a suitable club building for the safekeeping of its property, wherein meetings, lectures and exhibitions shall take place from time to time."

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Grolier Club.

  • Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-five-year Retrospective at the Grolier Club Embodied Language and the Form of the Book
  • "The A.B.C. of Alphabets" from the Collection of Gretchen Adkins
  • Poet of the Body: New York's Walt Whitman
The Grolier Club
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 47 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Historic Site

The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is a museum located in a historic house in New York City's Bronx neighborhood. The Bartow-Pell Mansion is one of the best examples in the country of Greek Revival interior design. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark; it is one of the only surviving mid-19th century country estate houses left in the area around Pelham Bay.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum.

  • Seasonal activities, like pumpkin smashes for Halloween and Christmas tours in December
  • Gaston Lachaise peacocks
  • Sounding Box #11
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $8 per person
  • πŸ“ 895 Shore Rd, The Bronx, NY 10464

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Historic Site

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is a Federal style historic house in Manhattan. Built in 1765, the mansion, which has been known both as the Morris House and the Roger and Mary Philipse Morris House, has the unique distinction of having served as a headquarters for both the American side and the British side during the American Revolution.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Morris-Jumel Mansion.

  • Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds
  • The Birthplace of New York’s Love Affair with its Favorite Teams
  • Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo’s New York Discoveries
Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $10 per person
  • πŸ“ 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032

Wyckoff House

Historic Site

The Wyckoff House in Brooklyn sits inside Milton Fidler Park. It was built in the 1650s; the house is considered the oldest Dutch saltbox frame house still standing in the United States today. The Wyckoff House was one of the first buildings ever constructed by European settlers who arrived on Long Island. The house earned the title of National Historic Landmark.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Wyckoff House.

  • Guided tours
  • Fidler-Wyckoff Park and Grounds
  • Arts + crafts classes at the museum
Wyckoff House
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Children's Museum

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a children's museum in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The children's museum was founded in 1899 and is one of the oldest children's museums in the nation. The museum is housed in a largely residential area complete with an underground gallery. In 2008, the museum reopened as the first green museum in NYC.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Brooklyn Children's Museum.

  • Science Inquiry Center
  • World Brooklyn
  • The Sensory Room
Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $13 per person
  • πŸ“ 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

New York Earth Room

Specialty Museum

The New York Earth Room is a space dedicated to the interior sculpture crafted by Walter de Maria. The sculpture is housed in a loft at 141 Wooster Street and has been there since the 1970s. The sculpture is made up of 3,600 square feet of Earth on the floor that sits 22 inches deep. It was initially meant to serve as a three-month temporary exhibit but became a permanent installation. The entire sculpture weighs an estimated 280,000 pounds.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at New York Earth Room.

  • Feel 22 inches worth of soil beneath your feet indoors
  • Check out the Earth Room's views
New York Earth Room
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 141 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012

Bronx River Art Center

Art Museum

The Bronx River Art Center, or BRAC, is a non-profit center in NYC's The Bronx that was founded in 1987 with the mission to bring arts to a community that is traditionally underserved. The center offers education, exhibits, studios, and programming designed to connect the arts and environmental issues, particularly those impacting the Bronx river, with the local community.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Bronx River Art Center.

  • 2 Painters: Gary Bower and Richard Saba
Bronx River Art Center
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1087 E Tremont Ave, The Bronx, NY 10460

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Art Museum

The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center is an art gallery housed in an elaborate 1867 building that was once a bank. The building is a French Second Empire work that is both a New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center hosts a variety of different shows and events in its Brooklyn community.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.

  • Material Witness Curated by William Norton
  • Women Forward: Innovative Women
  • The Nii-san Anniversary Year
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Specialty Museum

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, or MoRUS, is a museum with the mission of being a living history of urban activism in NYC's East Village. The museum honors and pays tribute to local activists and the grassroots movements that made the neighborhood's abandoned spaces and empty lots into beautiful community spaces, parks, and gardens.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space.

  • A Living Archive of Urban Activism
  • Reclaiming Space: Community Gardens
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 155 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House

Archaeological Museum

The Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House is Staten Island, NY's oldest standing building. Built in 1662, the Dutch Colonial house was originally constructed by Pierre Billiou, who arrived in America after fleeing religious persecution overseas. Later, his daughter and her husband, Thomas Stillwell, inherited in and lived in the property. Later, it came into possession of the Perine family, hence the name of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House.

  • The Main Village
  • Decker Farm
  • Historic Tradespeople
Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 1476 Richmond Rd, Staten Island, NY 10304

Lefferts Historic House

Historic Site

Lefferts Historic House is a historic house in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Continental Army Lieutenant Pieter Lefferts lived in the home after it was built in the late 1700s. Today, the New York City designated landmark houses a museum that focuses on family life in Brooklyn during the 1800s.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Lefferts Historic House.

  • The coach parked outside the house
  • Historic Games for Kids
Lefferts Historic House
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $3 per person
  • πŸ“ 452 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Voelker Orth Museum

Historic Site

The Voelker Orth Museum in Queens, NYC is a museum, bird sanctuary, and Victorian garden preserved from the 19th century. The museum tells the story of an immigrant's life 200+ years ago. The museum houses preserved period rooms chronicling life in the late 1800 and early 1900s. The house was in the Voelcker family for almost its entire history; it looks today much like it did upon its construction.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Voelker Orth Museum.

  • Sculpture & Textiles by Linda Rettich
  • The Bird Sanctuary
  • The Victorian Gardens
Voelker Orth Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $2 per person
  • πŸ“ 14919 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

Girl Scout Museum and Archives

Specialty Museum

The Girl Scout Museum and Archives in NYC is part of the Girl Scout National Historic Preservation Center which is located at the Girl Scouts' Fifth Avenue headquarters in Manhattan. Founded in 1987, the Girl Scouts Museum is dedicated to chronicling the history of the organization. Items in the museum's collection date back to the organization's founding in 1912, with photos, publications, videos, music, and uniforms. The museum's collection is available by appointment.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Girl Scout Museum and Archives.

  • Lou Henry Hoover's personal writings
  • Juliette Gordon Low's personal writings
  • 650+ Girl Scout uniform through the years
Girl Scout Museum and Archives
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 420 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Art Museum

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art on Staten Island in NYC is a Snug Harbor gallery featuring contemporary art installations, including paintings, sculptures, and digital works. The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is housed in one of five Greek-Revival buildings that makes up a community area of Snug Harbor.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

  • Heal the Man in Order to Heal the Land: Artwork by Tattoo Fan
  • Breaking Ground: Twenty Years of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden
  • Reclamation by Julia Simoniello
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ Building C, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Art Museum

The White Columns Gallery is the oldest alternative non-profit gallery in New York City. The gallery is primarily known as a place for emerging artists who have not yet participated in gallery shows to display their work. White Columns is also committed to displaying the work of unknown artists online.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at White Columns Gallery.

  • Healing Arts: Work From The Archives of Healing Arts Initiative
  • Beau Dick's Devoured By Consumerism
  • The David Byrd Exhibit
White Columns Gallery
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 91 Horatio St, New York, NY 10014

Center for Jewish History

Religious Museum

The Center for Jewish History in NYC makes up five different organizations who have partnered together: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute New York, the Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The collections of these institutions together in one building, the Center for Jewish History, is the biggest repository of Jewish history in the United States.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Center for Jewish History .

  • Lillian Goldman Reading Room
  • Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story
  • The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees
Center for Jewish History
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 15 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

City Reliquary Museum

Archaeological Museum

The City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a non-profit museum in NYC. The museum is dedicated to profiling the history of the five boroughs that make up New York City. The museum has hundreds of artifacts and objects on display in its quirky, small interior. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum often hosts rotating temporary exhibits about NYC and its community history.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at City Reliquary Museum .

  • P.S. NYC: Artifacts From New York City Public Schools 1850-1970
  • A Jackie Robinson shrine
  • Exhibits from the World's Fair
City Reliquary Museum
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Kingsland Homestead

Historic Site

Kingsland Homestead in Queens, NYC is a historic home with a long history. Kingsland Homestead is the site of the remains of a weeping beech tree that was designated a historic landmark. The tree was thought to have been planted in 1847 before it finally rotted and succumbed to its death. The tree is suspected to be the source of all weeping beech trees in the United States. The house is also the noted site of the first Quaker meeting place in New Amsterdam.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Kingsland Homestead.

  • The World War II Exhibit About Life In Queens
  • The Slavery in Queens Exhibit
  • Weeping Beech Park
Kingsland Homestead
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

Seguine Mansion

Archaeological Museum

The Seguine Mansion, or The Seguine-Burke Mansion, is a Greek Revival home on Staten Island in NYC. The house is set on 80+ acres on Lemon Creek. It is part of the Historic House Trust and earned designation on the National Register of Historic Places. The Seguine Mansion is thought to have been built in the mid-1800s by Joseph H. Sequine; the house remained in his family until the 1980s. The museum and tours are only available by appointment, as it is a private residence today.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at Seguine Mansion.

  • A pride of peacocks that roam the grounds
  • The Greek Revival interior
  • Guided tours available by appointment
Seguine Mansion
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 440 Seguine Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309

John Bowne House

Historic Site

The John Bowne House in Queens, NYC is a historic home famous for being part of the religious freedom and tolerance movement in the United States. The home was built in the mid-1600s. In 1662, the house was the site of a Quaker meeting when Peter Stuyvesant arrested the home's owner, John Bowne, who appealed his arrest and subsequently established a precedent for religious tolerance in the area. The Bowne family has a long history of fighting for religious freedom and against slavery in the United States. Today, the Dutch Colonial home is a museum dedicated to Bowne and his efforts.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at John Bowne House.

  • The Garden Gallery
  • Parson’s Trees Gallery
John Bowne House
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $0 per person
  • πŸ“ 37-01 Bowne St, Flushing, NY 11354

The Museum of Bronx History (MBH) at the Valentine-Varian House

History Museum

The Museum of Bronx History (MBH) at the Valentine-Varian House is a historic house in The Bronx. Built in 1758, the house is the oldest farmhouse left in the city. The house stayed in the Varin family from its construction until 1905; it was once the residence of the 63rd Mayor of New York City, Isaac Varian. Today, it houses the Museum of Bronx History after its restoration in the 1960s.

Highlights

Here are some of the "must see" items at The Museum of Bronx History (MBH) at the Valentine-Varian House.

  • BXFlicks: The Bronx Goes to the Movies
  • A History of the Bronx Latino
The Museum of Bronx History (MBH) at the Valentine-Varian House
  • 🌐 Website
  • 🎟️ $5 per person
  • πŸ“ 3266 Bainbridge Avenue, Norwood, Bronx, New York 10467

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