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Museums in New York

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 158 listings
New York City is home to over 150 museums, from internationally renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art to those known only by a few devoted enthusiasts such as the Nicholas Roerich Museum. Entrance Fees: Many are free, some have fixed fees, and some ask for a suggested donation. Most have senior citizen and student discounts and some have specified days when fees or "donations" are waived. Hours: Many museums are closed one or two days per week. Here are some of the more important days and hours: 5:00 P
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Metropolitan Mus.
of Art

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MOMA

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Frick

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Guggenheim

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Natural History

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Whitney

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There are many cultural festivals involving New York City's museums occuring throughout the year. A couple of the major ones are listed below:

Museum Mile Festival: One of New York City's most significant cultural traditions. In the past two decades, well over one million people have taken part in this annual celebration. Festival attendees can walk the Mile from 82nd Street to 104th Street and visit nine of New York City's finest cultural institutions open free that evening to the public. Participating museums include the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio. For more information, call 212-606-2296 or visit Museum Mile Festival.

Fleet Week: Hosted by Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum, this is a week long "invasion" of Navy and Coast Guard Ships, aircraft carriers and personnel. Call 245-0072 for info, or visit the Intrepid Museum website.

For more information, visit NYC and Company.

Other Sources of Information on Museums and Exhibits:

With so many museums in the city, it is impossible for us to include all of them. Here are some additional resources for information about Museums and exhibits:

New York Dept of Cultural Affairs
330 W. 42nd St.
Tel: 643-7770

NYC and Company (Convention and Visitor's Bureau)
Tel: 484-1200
NYC and Company

Time Out New York Magazine, Time Out New York, New York, Weekly, 145 pp, 8.5x11 in, color photos, $2.50.

Art in Focus: The Best of New York's Artistic Attractions, Anna Gendel, Studio Editions LTD, London, 1995, 128 pp, 8 in 9 oz, maps, Colorful but not very descriptive, B/W art photos, $ 12.95.

Guides To Museums in New York (4 listings total)

Galleries & Museums of Manhattan Online

New York City gallery listings and gallery guide, from your About.com Guide.
Website: eastvillage.about.com

New York City Insider

New York, New York city, Manhattan, museum, Asia Society Gallery.
Website: theinsider.com

New York: CitySpin's Guide to the Big Apple

A content-rich guide to New York, this site is a must-see for anyone looking for art in the Big Apple.
Website: cityspin.com

Museums - Comprehensive List (2 listings total)

American Museum of the Moving Image: AMMI's site features an overview of the museum's exhibitions and programs, and a calendar of film screenings and events. Online visitors can also tour museum exhibitions.

Children's Museum of Manhattan: The site includes directions to the museum, general information about the museum, exhibit descriptions, current activities and events, and photos.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: http://www.si.edu/organiza/museums/design/homepage/ndm.htm. Information on programs, collections, exhibitions and design museum store.

Frick Collection: An innovative "virtual tour"of The Frick Collection's Gilded Age mansion (with masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Whistler and others) prepares visitors to enjoy the stunning museum in person. Students and scholars can access the internationally recognized Frick Art Reference Library.

Guggenheim Museums: An extension of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's cultural and educational programs which provide essential information on the museum's collections, exhibitions and public programs. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Museum SoHlo, Guggenheim Museum Bilboa, and Peggy Guggenheim collection are accessible.

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum: Exhibition highlights, historic & general information on the Museum, information on Fleet Week as well as other special events.

Jewish Museum: Explore the Jewish Museum's new web site, where you will experience the Museum's remarkable diversity - from archaeological and ceremonial objects, photography, sculpture, painting, film and video, to bold new mixed media installations.

Museum of American Folk Art: Information about the Museum and its collection of 18th, 19th and 20th-century folk art. Find out about current exhibitions, upcoming shows, traveling exhibitions, education programs, membership, Folk Art magazine, Museum Book and Gift Shops. Includes a Frequently Asked Question section.

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust: Information on the museum's exhibition, cultural artifacts, photographs and more that convey personal stories from the 1880s to the present day.

Museum of the City of New York: : General information about the museum, a calendar, information about exhibits, a museum shop, and a research section that explains how to go about researching at the museum and also features a small amount of research material based on items in the collection.

National Museum of the American Indian: General information on services and programs at the National Museum of the American Indian. Featuring on-line exhibits. Also, visit the interactive web site at http://www.conexus.si.edu.

The American Museum of Natural History General information on the museum and its programs, as well as detailed information on exhibitions, scientific research, and educational programming.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art: Information on Museum's objects and collections, exhibition schedule, map and directions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Information on calendars of events, exhibits and permanents collections, education programs, shopping and membership.

The Museum of Modern Art *Temporarily relocated to Queens* Overview of history of the museum, calendar of events, exhibitions schedule, about the collection, general info, info about the Queens location and the renovations being done in Manhattan, and an on-line shop.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art General information about The New Museum, current exhibitions, and public programs. Also featured is Critics Picks, a section where the curatorial staff offers recommendations of current exhibitions to see.

The New York Historical Society: General information about the collections and exhibitions of the Historical Society. Visitors can also find out about tours, programs, research, and about holding a special event in the landmark building.

The Skyscraper Museum: Information on location, hours; a calendar of events, descriptions of exhibits, and images.

Whitney Museum of American Art: General information about the museum, info on exhibitions, the collection, programs and events, a research section, and an on-line store.

Yeshiva University Museum: Information about this teaching museum that serves both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences with exhibitions, public programs and publications focusing on Jewish themes, exploring history, art and culture. Information on YUM tours, public lectures, family workshops, videos, films and performances for adults, children and seniors.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab: Features information about the museum, games, calendar of events, an e-post office, and a "teachnology" section for teachers and group leaders.

Children's Museum of the Arts

Lower East Side New York New York Children's Art Museum
182 LaFayette St., Lower East Side NY 10013 Tel 212-274-0986

Sports Museum of America

The Sports Museum of America located on the corner of Whitehall Street and Beaver Street includes state of the art interactives original films and an iconic collection of sports artifacts that powerfully bring to life American Sports history
26 Broadway, Wall St. NY 10004 Tel 212-747-0900
Tel: 888-762-8587; Website: sportsmuseum.com

Museum Complexes (3 listings total)

Cloisters Garden

Free admission to members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you attend the Metropolitan, admission to the Cloisters Garden is free for the same day. Flowering bulbs; 250 varieties of plants and flowers.
Fort Tryon Pk., General Info 212-923-3700
Website: metmuseum.org

Historic Richmond Town (Staten Island)

Tel 718-351-1611
Fax: 718-351-6057

South Street Seaport

Historically correct restoration of what once was the city's seaport facilities in the 19th century. Explore the fleet of tall ships moored on the waterfront, take a walking tour with the South Street Seaport Museum, or explore on your own.
19 Fulton St., Fulton NY 10038 Tel 212-732-7678
Tel: 212-732-8257; Fax: 212-964-8056
E-mail: seaport@generalgrowth.com; Website: southstreetseaport.com

Selected Museums List (28 listings total)

American Museum of Natural History

Four floors of exhibition halls here include the world-famous fossil halls with their skeletons of enormous dinosaurs and other creatures; the culture halls, representing a variety of indigenous peoples; and mammal, bird and reptile halls. The renovated Milstein Hall of Ocean Life showcases the profusion of life in Earth's "last frontier." Also here: Rose Center for Earth and Space, with Hayden Planetarium and exhibits on Earth and our universe. Click here to see a picture. Click here for a Location.
Central Pk. W., Central Park NY 10024-5192 79th St., Tel 212-769-5100
Tel: 212-769-5200; Tel: 212-769-5350
Tel: 212-769-5606; Fax: 212-769-5427
E-mail: members@amnh.org; Website: amnh.org

Annette Green Museum

Dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the art, culture, and science of fragrance making. Includes over 250 fragrance bottles representing the last 5 decades. Admission is $5.
145 E. 32nd St., Midtown South NY Tel 212-725-2755
Website: fragrance.org

Black Fashion Museum

Founded in 2979, the Black Fashion Musem chronicles the contributions made by African-Americans to American fashion. Suggested contribution: $1.50, Students $1.
157 W. 126th St., Harlem NY Tel 212-666-1320

Brooklyn Children's Museum

The oldest museum for kids in the nation, fun! educational, cool parts, gadgets, playful exhibits, etc! $4 Admission; Free for members & children under 1.
145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn NY 11213 at St. Mark's Ave., Fax 718-604-7442
General Info: 718-735-4400; TTY Line ( Deaf ): 718-771-0286
Website: brooklynkids.org

Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton was built to defend New York Harbor during the War of 1812. It served as an entertainment center during the mid-1880s, an immigrant landing depot form 1855 to 1890 and the home of the New York City Aquarium for nearly 50 years.
26 Wall St., Financial District NY 10005 Battery Park, Tel 212-344-7220
Fax: 212-825-6874; Website: nps.gov

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Exhibits of immigrants photographs & histories. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for children ages 3-17. Cost covers ferry and admission to museum and Statue of Liberty. Ferries depart every 1/2 hour. National Park Service's Ellis Island page. Part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
Ellis Island, General Info 212-363-3200
Transportation Desk: 212-269-5755; Website: ellisisland.com

Federal Hall National Memorial

This location was home to NYC's City Hall of the 1700's. That building was demolished, however, in 1812 & the structure on this site today was erected as the Customs House & later, when Customs moved up the street, became the US Subtreasury. Admissions, tours, programs all free. Museum on site. More info on website. National Memorial.
26 Wall St., Financial District NY 10001 At Broad St., Tel 212-825-6888
Fax: 212-264-0725; Website: nps.gov

General Grant National Memorial

Who is buried in Grant's Tomb? Well, you see, it's General Ulysses S. Grant & his wife, Julia Dent Grant. The largest mausoleum in North America, this national memorial also includes a museum. Admission, tours & programs all free. National Memorial.
122 Riverside Dr., Upper West Side NY 10024 At 122nd St., Tel 212-666-1640
Tel: 212-666-1668; Tel: 212-825-6890
Fax: 212-932-9631; Website: nps.gov

Gracie Mansion

Official residence of the Mayor of NYC, the mansion is both an historic landmark & now as then a retreat from the busier parts of the city. Tours available, call for reservations.
180 E. 88th St., Carnegie Hill NY At East End Ave., Tel 212-570-4751
Website: ci.nyc.ny.us

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

The Federal style house Alexander Hamilton commissioned & lived in for only 2 short years before he died in a duel with his political rival, Aaron Burr. The Grange was named so after Hamilton's ancestral home in Scotland. Small museum on site. Admission, tours & programs all free. National Memorial.
287 Convent Ave., Audubon NY 10003 betw W.141st & W.142nd St, Tel 212-283-5154
Tel: 212-666-1640; Website: nps.gov

Hayden Planetarium

The new Hayden Planetarium, housed inside the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, is split into two sections. The top half features the Space Theater where the Space Shows take place, while the bottom half houses the Big Bang, "a multi-sensory re-creation of the first moments of the universe".
Central Pk. W., Central Park NY Tel 212-769-5900
Website: amnh.org

International Center of Photography

A museum, school, and center of learning and sharing for photographers and photo enthusiasts.
1133 Sixth Ave., Theater District NY 10036 Tel 212-857-0001
Website: icp.org

Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts

Broadway, Midtown South NY betw 62nd & 66th St, Tel 212-546-2656
Website: nypl.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the greatest museums in the world. It is impossible to "do" the entire museum in one day or describe everything you can see here. Go to the museum & spend some time in the Great Hall where you will find all types of help in many languages for planning your visit. If you can, get a guide before your visit or look at their website*** where you can plan well & learn about their many special exhibitions & programs. Fee: $12 adults, $7 students & seniors, under 12 with adult free. Click here to see a picture & here to see a close-up picture.
1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side NY 10028 At 82nd St., Tel 212-535-7710
Library: 212-879-5500; Reservations ( Dining ): 212-570-3964
Tours: 212-570-3711; Visitor Center: 212-650-2987
E-mail: visitorservices@metmuseum.org; Website: metmuseum.org

Museum of African Art

Temporarily relocated to Long Island City, Queens while a permanent home for the Museum is being constructed at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The museum will maintain a full schedule of exhibitions and public and educational programs dedicated to African art. Admission is $5, Students and seniors $2.50.
36 --01 43rd Ave , Long Island City NY Tel 718-784-7700
Fax: 718-784-7718; Website: africanart.org

Museum of American Financial History

The Museum's exhibits are designed to show significant events in American history from a financial perspective.
28 Broadway, Financial District NY 10004 Tel 212-908-4519
Fax: 212-908-4601; E-mail: kaguilera@financialhistory.org
Website: financialhistory.org

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Currently, MoMA as it is known in NYC, is undergoing extensive renovations and has set up a temporary exhbition space in Queens. The Manhattan location is scheduled to re-open in 2005. MoMA houses an outstanding collection of American & European paintings & sculptures from late 19th C. to present. Innovative in its definition of "art", it was a pioneer in exhibiting film, photography, and industrial design. Its retrospectives can draw record breaking attendance. A happy place to take small children, as strollers are allowed. Call for or visit the website for information on admission and hours, as they change with the exhibitions in the Queens space. Website provides information on all that you will find here.
11 W. 53rd St., Midtown NY 10019 betw Fifth & Sixth Ave, General Info 212-708-9400
General Info: 212-708-9480; Program Info: 212-708-9781
Tour Info: 212-708-9685; E-mail: comments@moma.org
Website: moma.org

Museum of Television and Radio

Founded by William S. Paley in 1975, this museum collects, preserves & makes available to the public TV & radio programming in many a genre including those oft-wacky fun ads! Contribution: $10 adults, $8 students & senior citizens, $5 children under 13.
25 W. 52nd St., Midtown NY 10019 betw 5th & 6th Ave, General Info 212-621-6600
Recorded Information: 212-621-6800; Website: mtr.org

Museum of the City of New York

New York City's history told through "fascinating exhibits of photographs, memorabilia, documents, arts, toys & costumes." (Top 10 Guide to NYC '99) Suggested contribution $7 adults, $4 students, children, senior citizens & $12 families. Picture
1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10029 At E.103rd St., Tel 212-534-1672
Fax: 212-423-0758; Website: mcny.org

National Academy of Design Museum

Located in a Landmark building, the National Academy offers one of the foremost collections of American art the world over, an Annual Exhibition showcasing new work by comtemporay artists, lectures, symposia & other educational programs all designed to give the artist's unique creative perspective. Admission: $8 adult, $4.50 senior citizens & students, Free on Fridays during the Annual Exhibition.
1083 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10128 At E.89th St., General Info 212-369-4880
E-mail: jordiw@ix.netcom.com; Website: nationalacademy.org

National Sports Museum, The (Opening Summer of 2006)

The country's first & only interactive musuem dedicated to the history & importance of all sports. Opening in the summer of 2006 in Lower Manhattan
26 Broadway, Financial District NY
E-mail: info@thesportsmuseum.com; Website: thesportsmuseum.com

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center is a repository for global black history and culture. The center's collection of over five million items includes books, manuscripts, art objects, audio-and videotapes, films, newspapers, periodicals, photographs and prints, recorded music and sheet music.
515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem NY 10037-1801 Tel 212-491-2200
Website: schomburgcenter.org

Skyscraper Museum

Two main galleries feature the museum's permanent exhibit on New York's evolving skyline, Skyscraper/ City, in addition to changing displays on the various aspects of tall buildings - from design and construciton to technology, investment and real estate.
39 Battery Pl., Battery Park NY 10280 Tel 212-968-1961
E-mail: info@skyscraper.org; Website: skyscraper.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright's New York masterpiece is recognized around the world, and visitors come form around the world to view this museum's collection of art. Art form the late 19th and early 20th centuries represents such movements as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Surrealism and German Expressionism, with pieces by such renowned names as Picasso, van Gogh, Kandisky, Chagall and other modern masters. Click here to see a picture of the inside of the museum & here to see a picture of the outside of the museum.. Click here for a Location.
1071 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10128 89th Street, Tel 212-423-3500
Tel: 212-423-3640; Fax: 212-423-3650
Toll-Free: 800-329-6109; E-mail: sales@guggenheim.org
Website: guggenheim.org

St. Paul's Church

This church no longer holds services. It is purely an historical site with museum & cemetery. Admission, tours, programs all free. National Historic Site.
Columbus Ave., Tel 914-667-4116
Special Event: 212-825-6990; Website: nps.gov

Statue of Liberty

Dedicated in 1886 as a gift to the United States form the people of France, the Statue of Liberty is arguabley the most recognizable landmark in the Empirte State. Click here for Ferry information. Click here for a Location
Liberty Isl&, New York Harbor, Tel 212-269-5755
Tel: 212-363-3200; Tel: 212-363-7620
Fax: 212-363-8347; Website: nps.gov

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

The only President born in New York City, "Teddie" lived here until he was 15 years old. The house was demolished in 1916, but the property was purchased after Roosevelt's death in 1919 and a replica of the home was built in its place. Today it contains five rooms furnished with period artifacts, two museum galleries and a bookstore.
28 E. 20th St., Flatiron District NY 10003 Tel 212-260-1616
Fax: 212-677-3587; Website: nps.gov

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum's permanent collection contains more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs by almost 2,000 artists. The galleries here focus on artwork form the 20th century to the present, as well as special exhibitions.
945 Madison Ave., Upper East Side NY 10021 E.75th St., Tel 212-570-3676
Tel: 800-944-8639; E-mail: feedback@whitney.org
Website: whitney.org

Major Museums (18 listings total)

American Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History in New York City contains Four floors of exhibition halls here include the world-famous fossil halls with their skeletons of enormous dinosaurs and other creatures; the culture halls, representing a variety of indigenous peoples; and mammal, bird and reptile halls. The renovated Milstein Hall of Ocean Life showcases the profusion of life in Earth's "last frontier." Also here: Rose Center for Earth and Space, with Hayden Planetarium and exhibits on Earth and our universe. Click here to see a picture. Click here for a Location.
Central Pk. W., Central Park NY 10024-5192 79th St., Tel 212-769-5100
Tel: 212-769-5200; Tel: 212-769-5350
Tel: 212-769-5606; Fax: 212-769-5427
E-mail: members@amnh.org; Website: amnh.org

Austrian Cultural Forum

A show of videos, sculptures and more from artists based in Vienna.
11 E. 52nd St., Midtown NY 10022 Tel 212-319-5300

Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY Tel 718-681-6000

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Contains over one million works of art from around the world. Collections include works from colonial and Spanish America; European and American painting, sculpture and more form the 14th century to the present; The arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific; and ancient art form the Middle East, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn NY 11201 200 Eastern Parkway, Tel 718-638-5000
Fax: 718-501-6136; E-mail: information@brooklynmuseum.org
Website: brooklynmuseum.org

Cloisters

The Cloisters is made up of a historic building and its cloistered gardens; Take a guided tour and discover the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Inside visitors will see sculpture, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, gold and silver work, stained glass and more. Lectures and programs are held on Saturdays, and music concerts are presented in the 12th-century Fuentiduena Chapel.
Fort Tryon Pk., Tel 212-923-3700
E-mail: cloisters@metmuseum.org; Website: metmuseum.org

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Exhibits of immigrants photographs & histories. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for children ages 3-17. Cost covers ferry and admission to museum and Statue of Liberty. Ferries depart every 1/2 hour. National Park Service's Ellis Island page. Part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
Ellis Island, General Info 212-363-3200
Transportation Desk: 212-269-5755; Website: ellisisland.com

Frick Collection

This elegant, French-style mansion was built in 1914 for industrialist Henry Clay Frick, one of America's greatest art collectors. Inside, a rich collection of Western paintings, sculpture and decorative art graces the 16 exhibit galleries. Click here to see a schedule of performances.
1 E. 70th St., Lenox Hill NY 10021 betw Madison & Fifth Avenues, Tel 212-288-0700
Fax: 212-628-4417; E-mail: info@frick.org
Website: frick.org

Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum

One of the most successful ships in US histry is now one of the most unique attractions in New York City. Exhibits include military artifacts and installations on current events, plus two flight simulator rides. There are more than 25 aircraft on the deck of the carrier Intrepid; the USS Growler, a guided missile submarine; and the British Airways Concorde, the world's fastest supersonic jet. Click here to see a picture. Click here for a Location
General Info 212-245-0072
Membership Info: 212-245-2533; Website: intrepidmuseum.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the greatest museums in the world. It is impossible to "do" the entire museum in one day or describe everything you can see here. Go to the museum & spend some time in the Great Hall where you will find all types of help in many languages for planning your visit. If you can, get a guide before your visit or look at their website*** where you can plan well & learn about their many special exhibitions & programs. Fee: $12 adults, $7 students & seniors, under 12 with adult free. Click here to see a picture & here to see a close-up picture.
1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side NY 10028 At 82nd St., Tel 212-535-7710
Library: 212-879-5500; Reservations ( Dining ): 212-570-3964
Tours: 212-570-3711; Visitor Center: 212-650-2987
E-mail: visitorservices@metmuseum.org; Website: metmuseum.org

Museum of Chinese in America

Chinatown New York Museum of Chinese in America Dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere
70 Mulberry St., Chinatown NY 10013 Tel 212-619-4785
Fax: 212-619-4720; E-mail: info@mocanyc.org
Website: moca-nyc.org

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Currently, MoMA as it is known in NYC, is undergoing extensive renovations and has set up a temporary exhbition space in Queens. The Manhattan location is scheduled to re-open in 2005. MoMA houses an outstanding collection of American & European paintings & sculptures from late 19th C. to present. Innovative in its definition of "art", it was a pioneer in exhibiting film, photography, and industrial design. Its retrospectives can draw record breaking attendance. A happy place to take small children, as strollers are allowed. Call for or visit the website for information on admission and hours, as they change with the exhibitions in the Queens space. Website provides information on all that you will find here.
11 W. 53rd St., Midtown NY 10019 betw Fifth & Sixth Ave, General Info 212-708-9400
General Info: 212-708-9480; Program Info: 212-708-9781
Tour Info: 212-708-9685; E-mail: comments@moma.org
Website: moma.org

Neue Galerie New York

The Neue Gallerie is home to German and Austrian art in New York City
556 W. 22nd St., Chelsea NY 10028 at Eleventh Ave., Tel 212-219-1222
Website: neuegalerie.org

Queens Museum of Art

Tel 718-592-9700

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art presents collections, Exhibitions focused on the art of the Himalayas the aim of the RMA is to provide opportunities for visitors to explore and understand the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region the growing collection includes Himalayan paintings sculpture textiles ritual objects and prints spanning the 2nd to the 21st century It is located on the West Side of New York city on W 17th Street and also offer educational enrichment opportunities for children
150 W. 17th St., Flatiron District NY 10011 Tel 212-620-5000
Website: rmanyc.org

Sculpture Center

44 --19 Purves St. , Long Island City NY Tel 718

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright's New York masterpiece is recognized around the world, and visitors come form around the world to view this museum's collection of art. Art form the late 19th and early 20th centuries represents such movements as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Surrealism and German Expressionism, with pieces by such renowned names as Picasso, van Gogh, Kandisky, Chagall and other modern masters. Click here to see a picture of the inside of the museum & here to see a picture of the outside of the museum.. Click here for a Location.
1071 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10128 89th Street, Tel 212-423-3500
Tel: 212-423-3640; Fax: 212-423-3650
Toll-Free: 800-329-6109; E-mail: sales@guggenheim.org
Website: guggenheim.org

Statue of Liberty

Dedicated in 1886 as a gift to the United States form the people of France, the Statue of Liberty is arguabley the most recognizable landmark in the Empirte State. Click here for Ferry information. Click here for a Location
Liberty Isl&, New York Harbor, Tel 212-269-5755
Tel: 212-363-3200; Tel: 212-363-7620
Fax: 212-363-8347; Website: nps.gov

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum's permanent collection contains more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs by almost 2,000 artists. The galleries here focus on artwork form the 20th century to the present, as well as special exhibitions.
945 Madison Ave., Upper East Side NY 10021 E.75th St., Tel 212-570-3676
Tel: 800-944-8639; E-mail: feedback@whitney.org
Website: whitney.org

Other Museums (76 listings total)

Alternative Museum, The

Presents exhibitions of humanitarian significance. Admission is free.
594 Broadway, Soho NY Tel 212-966-4444
Website: alternativemuseum.org

American Academy of Arts & Letters

Open Th-Su 13 - 17, admission is free.
633 W. 155th St., Audubon NY 10032 Tel 212-368-5900

American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum celebrates the contributions of folk art to the enduring culture of America, highlighting the expressive qualities of items as simple as a quilt. The collection also includes 18th and 19th century paintings and handcrafted items form American history.
45 W. 53rd St., Midtown NY 10019 Tel 212-265-1040
Fax: 212-265-2350; E-mail: info@folkartmuseum.org
Website: folkartmuseum.org

American Museum of the Moving Image (Queens)

Website has an overview of the exhibitions & programs, and calendar of film screenings & events. Online visitors can also tour museum exhibitions. Admission prices: Adults $8.50,Children under 5 free, Children 5-18 $8.50,Students with valid ID $5.50.
Astoria NY 11106 Admin 718-784-4520
E-mail: info@ammi.org; Website: ammi.org

American Numismatic Society

Focuses on the appreciation of coins, medals and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents. Free admission every day.
Tel 212-234-3130
Fax: 212-234-3381; E-mail: info@amnumsoc.org
Website: amnumsoc.org

Americas Society

Dedicated to artwork of the Americas. Admission: $3 adults, $2 Seniors & students.
680 Park Ave., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-249-8950
Fax: 212-249-5868; Website: americas-society.org

Annette Green Museum

Dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the art, culture, and science of fragrance making. Includes over 250 fragrance bottles representing the last 5 decades. Admission is $5.
145 E. 32nd St., Midtown South NY Tel 212-725-2755
Website: fragrance.org

Anthology Film Archives

Dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of independent and avant-garde film. Calendar
32 Second Ave., East Village NY 10003 Tel 212-505-5110
Fax: 212-509-5181; Website: anthologyfilmarchives.org

Architectural League of New York Urban Planning

Exhibitions on architecture and related exhibits. Admission is free.
457 Madison Ave., Midtown NY Tel 212-753-1722

Asia Society

The Asia Society offers an exceptional look at Asian art through its many exhibits, and other cultural events. Admission: $4, $2 students & seniors, free every day from 12-14.
725 Park Ave., Lenox Hill NY 10021 at 70th St., Box Office 212-517-2742
Customer Services: 212-288-6400; Fax: 212-517-8315
E-mail: info@asiasociety.org; Website: asiasociety.org

Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts

Admission: $2 adults, $1 Seniors & students.
18 W. 86th St., Upper West Side NY 10024 Tel 212-501-3000
Tel: 914-758-7472; Fax: 212-501-3079
Website: bgc.bard.edu

Black Fashion Museum

Founded in 2979, the Black Fashion Musem chronicles the contributions made by African-Americans to American fashion. Suggested contribution: $1.50, Students $1.
157 W. 126th St., Harlem NY Tel 212-666-1320

Brooklyn Children's Museum

The oldest museum for kids in the nation, fun! educational, cool parts, gadgets, playful exhibits, etc! $4 Admission; Free for members & children under 1.
145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn NY 11213 at St. Mark's Ave., Fax 718-604-7442
General Info: 718-735-4400; TTY Line ( Deaf ): 718-771-0286
Website: brooklynkids.org

Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to preserving the traditional crafts of book-making, as well as exploring and encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object. Admission is free.
28 W. 27th St., Flatiron District NY 10012 Tel 212-481-0295
Fax: 212-673-4635; E-mail: Bookarts@bway.net
Website: centerforbookarts.org

Chiam Gross Studio Museum

Studio and works of sculptor, Chiam Gross. Admission is free.
526 LaGuardia Pl., Noho NY Tel 212-529-4906

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Four stories of hands-on instructional & fun toys, games & demonstrations. A delight for kids of all ages when it is not crowded. Rated best by NY Mag 4/24/00.
212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side NY 10024 Tel 212-721-1234
Website: cmom.org

Children's Museum of the Arts

Recommended for the 2-10 year old age group. Admission is just a donation on Wednesday from 17-19, otherwise it's $5. Rated best by NY Mag 4/24/00.
182 LaFayette St., Soho NY 10013 Tel 212-274-0986
Tel: 212-941-9198; Fax: 212-274-1776
Website: cmany.org

China Institute

China Institute in America is a nonprofit, non-partisan educational and cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary Chinese civilization, culture and heritage.
125 E. 65th St., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-744-8181
Fax: 212-628-4159; E-mail: info@chinainstitute.org
Website: chinainstitute.org

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. A Smithsonian Institution facility, the museum features collections that include drawings, prints and graphic design; product design and decorative arts; textiles; and wallcoverings. Click here for a Location.
2 E. 91st St., Carnegie Hill NY 10128 Fifth Avenue, Tel 212-849-8400
E-mail: chtours@si.edu; Website: cooperhewitt.org

Costume Collection at the Museum of the City of New York

Over 25,000 garments & accessories worn by New Yorkers from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. $5 adult, $4 Seniors, students & children. Group reservations can be made by calling main phone number & then dialing extension 206.
1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10029 Tel 212-534-1672
Website: mcny.org

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Located on Long Island in Garden City.
Tel 516-221-5396
Fax: 516-572-0414; Website: cradleofaviation.org

Dahesh Museum

Dedicated to the exhibition and study of 19th and early 20th-Century European academic art. Admission is free.
580 Madison Ave., Midtown NY 10017 betw 56th & 57th St, Tel 212-759-0606
Fax: 212-758-1235; Website: daheshmuseum.org

Dia Center for the Arts

Exhibits cover every artistic medium with emphasis on interdisciplinary art, an additional space for exhibitions is located at 548 W. 22nd St. An admission of $6/$3 students & senior citizens will get you into both buildings. Admission for members is free.
535 W. 22nd St., Chelsea NY 10011 near 11th Ave, Fax 212-989-4055
Information: 212-989-5566; Website: diacenter.org

Dia Center for the Arts - Earth Room

Permanent exhibit of Walter de Maria's third Earth Room sculpture.
141 Wooster St., Soho NY 10013 betw Houston & Prince St, Tel 212-473-8072
Website: diacenter.org

Dia Center for the Arts Broken Kilometer

Permanent exhibition of "The Broken Kilometer" by Walter De Maria.
393 West Broadway, Soho NY 10012 betw Spring & Broome St, Tel 212-925-9397
Website: diacenter.org

El Museo Del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio has evolved into New York?s leading Latino cultural institution, having expanded its mission to represent the diversity of art and culture in all of the Caribbean and Latin America. The museum's collection include 8,000 objects that range from a pre-Columbian vessels to contemporary masterpeices, including photography, film and video.
1230 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10029 betw 104th & 105th St, Tel 212-831-7272
Fax: 212-831-7927; E-mail: info@elmuseo.org
Website: elmuseo.org

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Encourages film appreciation. The society is housed in the Rose Building. Admission: Adults $9.50, Members $5, Children under 12 $5, Seniors weekday matinees only $4.50.
165 W. 65th St., Lincoln Center NY 10023 Rose Builing., Box Office 212-875-5600
Website: filmlinc.com

Forbes Magazine Galleries

Admission is free.
62 Fifth Ave., Greenwich Village NY 10011 Main Office 212-206-5549

Foundation For Hellenic Culture

The Foundation for Hellenic Culture presents the history and culture of ancient and modern Greece through a program of exhibitions, concerts, lecutures, film festivals, musical events and dance festivals. Hellenic educational programs offer Modern Greek stuidies and a pilot program in classical Greek culture and language at the Children's Storefront in Harlem.
7 W. 57th St., Midtown NY 10019 Tel 212-308-6908
Fax: 212-308-0919; E-mail: iep.ny@ix.netcom.com
Website: foundationhellenicculture.com

Freakatorium

57 Clinton St., Lower East Side NY Tel 212-375-0475
Website: freakatorium.com

Goethe Institute

The New York branch of Munich's Goethe-Institut, located in a Beaux-Arts town house contains a cultural center, art gallery, and library. Admission is free.
1014 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side NY 10028 82nd/83rd Sts, Tel 212-439-8700
Fax: 212-439-8705; Website: goethe.de

Grey Art Gallery

The fine arts museum of NYU. Admission for non-students is $2.50.
100 Washington Sq. E., Greenwich Village NY 10003 Tel 212-998-6780
Tel: 212-998-6787; Website: nyu.edu

International Center of Photography

A museum, school, and center of learning and sharing for photographers and photo enthusiasts.
1133 Sixth Ave., Theater District NY 10036 Tel 212-857-0001
Website: icp.org

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum displays a comprehensive collection of artwork by sculptor Isamu Noguchi in a tranquil setting created by the artist. It has temporarily relocated it's exhibition space to 36-01 43rd Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens. The new space will provide the public access to the artwork of Isamu Noguchi during the renovation and restoration of the original museum and gardeny. Open year round. Suggested contribution for adults is $5; students & seniors is $2.50.
Tel 718-204-7088
Tel: 718-721-1932; Fax: 718-278-2348
Website: noguchi.org

Japan Society

Japanese art is on exhibit at the Japan Society Gallery, and the Film Center shows classic works of Japanese film. A performing arts program highlights both the traditional and contemporary in Japanese theater, dance and music.
333 E. 47th St., Turtle Bay NY 10017 Tel 212-752-3015
Tel: 212-832-1155; Website: japansociety.org

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum the preeminent museum of Jewish art and culture located on the upper West Side of New York City
1109 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10128 General Info 212-423-3200
Membership Info: 212233269; Rentals: 212-423-3239
Website: thejewishmuseum.org

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Allows a visitor to experience how immigrants lived in the late 1800s. Admission to exhibits is free; admission for tours for adults $9: Students & seniors $7: Members free.
97 Orchard St., Lower East Side NY 10002 Tel 212-431-0233
Fax: 212-431-0402; TTY Line ( Deaf ): 212-431-0714
E-mail: lestm@tenement.org; Website: tenement.org

Merchant's House Museum

New York City's ONLY family home preserved intact, inside & out from the 19th Century. A National Historic & New York City landmark.
29 E. 4th St., Greenwich Village NY 10003 betw Bowery & Lafayette St, Tel 212-777-1089
Fax: 212-777-1104; Website: merchantshouse.com

Morgan Library

Formerly the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan in the early 1900s. Collection focuses on art, literature and rare books. Suggested admission: $8/adults; $6 for seniors/students & children under 12 free.
29 E. 36th St., Murray Hill NY 10016 Tel 212-685-0610
E-mail: media@morganlibrary.org; Website: morganlibrary.org

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Built in 1765 for British Col. Roger Morris, the home served as Gen. Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Today it's a house museum with 11 restored rooms decorated with period furniture, silver and china. Reservations Required.
65 Jumel Ter., Upper West Side NY 10032 Tel 212-923-8008
Website: morrisjumel.org

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

This elegant, historic hotel features eight rooms furnished with period furniture and art, plus a lovely garden where hotel guests once reclined and conversed in the genteel atmosphere of the era.
421 E. 61st St., Uptown East NY 10021 Tel 212-838-6878
Fax: 212-838-7390; E-mail: info@mvhm.org
Website: mvhm.org

Museum at F.I.T.

Fashion-related exhibits, featuring jewelry, costumes, & clothing. In the Shirley Goodman Resource Center. Admission is free.
Seventh Ave., West Village NY 27th St, Tel 212-217-5708
Tel: 212-217-5800; Fax: 212-217-5979
Website: fitnyc.edu

Museum Music

171 W. 80th St., Upper West Side NY 10024 Tel 212-965-1460

Museum of African Art

Temporarily relocated to Long Island City, Queens while a permanent home for the Museum is being constructed at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The museum will maintain a full schedule of exhibitions and public and educational programs dedicated to African art. Admission is $5, Students and seniors $2.50.
36 --01 43rd Ave , Long Island City NY Tel 718-784-7700
Fax: 718-784-7718; Website: africanart.org

Museum of American Financial History

The Museum's exhibits are designed to show significant events in American history from a financial perspective.
28 Broadway, Financial District NY 10004 Tel 212-908-4519
Fax: 212-908-4601; E-mail: kaguilera@financialhistory.org
Website: financialhistory.org

Museum of American Illustration

Promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration, past, present and future. Admission is free.
128 E. 63rd St., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-838-2560
Fax: 212-838-2561; E-mail: si1901@aol.com
Website: societyillustrators.org

Museum of Arts and Design

Admission: General admission: $15; Members: Free; Students/Seniors: $12 Children 12 and under: Free Website
2 Columbus Circle, Midtown West NY 10019 betw 5th & 6th Ave, General Info 212-299-7777
Website: madmuseum.org

Museum of Jewish Heritage

A memorial to the Holocaust with photos, artifacts and documentaries. The website has photographs and more that convey personal stories from the 1880s to the present day. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for students and seniors.
18 First Place at Battery Place, Tel 212-509-6130
Tel: 212-968-1800; Website: mjhnyc.org

Museum of Television and Radio

Founded by William S. Paley in 1975, this museum collects, preserves & makes available to the public TV & radio programming in many a genre including those oft-wacky fun ads! Contribution: $10 adults, $8 students & senior citizens, $5 children under 13.
25 W. 52nd St., Midtown NY 10019 betw 5th & 6th Ave, General Info 212-621-6600
Recorded Information: 212-621-6800; Website: mtr.org

Museum of the City of New York

New York City's history told through "fascinating exhibits of photographs, memorabilia, documents, arts, toys & costumes." (Top 10 Guide to NYC '99) Suggested contribution $7 adults, $4 students, children, senior citizens & $12 families. Picture
1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10029 At E.103rd St., Tel 212-534-1672
Fax: 212-423-0758; Website: mcny.org

Museum Quality Wines

135 E. 74th St., Upper East Side NY 10021 Tel 212-535-7058

National Academy of Design Museum

Located in a Landmark building, the National Academy offers one of the foremost collections of American art the world over, an Annual Exhibition showcasing new work by comtemporay artists, lectures, symposia & other educational programs all designed to give the artist's unique creative perspective. Admission: $8 adult, $4.50 senior citizens & students, Free on Fridays during the Annual Exhibition.
1083 Fifth Ave., East Harlem NY 10128 At E.89th St., General Info 212-369-4880
E-mail: jordiw@ix.netcom.com; Website: nationalacademy.org

National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian)

"The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans...." Admission is free every day. Website
1 Bowling Green, Recorded Information 212-668-6624
Reservations Info: 212-514-3705; Website: si.edu

New Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Museum is the only place where the art is truly global, presenting an astonishing range of installations, videos, paintings, and sculptures from around the world.
556 W. 22nd St., Chelsea NY 10011 at 11th Avenue, Tel 212-219-1222
Fax: 212-431-5328; E-mail: newmu@newmuseum.org
Website: newmuseum.org

New York City Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum occupies a renovated 1904 firehouse at 278 Spring St. in the SoHo district of Manhattan. It houses one of the nation's most important collections of fire related art and artifacts from the late 18th century to the present. Suggested admissions: $4 adults, $1 children under 12, $2 seniors & students.
278 Spring St., Hudson Square NY 10013 Tel 212-691-1303
Website: nycfiremuseum.org

New York City Police Museum

The New York City Police Museum captures the history of the NYPD as well as a present-day look at the world of law enforcement through the eyes of its officers. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.
100 Old Slip, Financial District NY 10004 Tel 212-301-4440
Website: nycpolicemuseum.org

New York Hall of Science

Visitors of all ages can explore the secrets of biology, chemisty and physics. More than 225 exhibits offer tons of interactive fun, and the museum also hosts special exhibits, events and science programs for youth.
Queens NY 11368 47-01 111th St Queens, Tel 718-699-0005
Tel: 718-699-0301; Fax: 718-699-1341
E-mail: wbrez@nyscience.org; Website: nyhallsci.org

New York Historical Society

The Society highlights the history of New York and the nation featuring a collection of more than 40,000 objects from New York history.
170 Central Pk. W., Central Park NY 10024 Tel 212-873-3400
Website: nyhistory.org

New York Transit Museum - Brooklyn

U.S. largest museum devoted to urban transit has lots of engaging activities, several vintage trains and other really fine exhibits.
Brooklyn NY 11201 Brooklyn Heights, Tel 718-243-8601
Website: mta.nyc.ny.us

New York Transit Museum - Brooklyn

Gallery annex and museum shop located in Grand Central Terminal. Shop in store and on-line for unique transit related gifts.
130 Livingston St., Brooklyn NY 11201 Tel 718-694-1600
Website: transitmuseumstore.com

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

22 --25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City NY 11101 Tel 718-784-2084
E-mail: mail@ps1.org; Website: ps1.org

Paine-Webber Gallery

Features short term exhibitions from NY cultural institutions. Admission is free.
1285 Avenue of Americas, Greenwich Village NY 10019 Tel 212-713-2885

Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House Museum

This Dutch colonial farmhouse is the oldest house in New York City. The house museum features a collection of furnishings and artifacts reflecting the history of the house and its environs.
5902 Brooklyn NY 11203 5816 Clarendon Road, Tel 718-629-5400
Website: nyckidsarts.org

Rose Center for Earth and Space

Earth and Science exhibits of the American Museum of Natural History.
Central Pk. W., Central Park NY at 79th St., Tel 212-769-5100
Website: amnh.org

Rose Museum

Archives of Carnegie Hall including programs of more than 80,000 concerts and events, musical manuscripts, photographs, and administrative files, along with recordings, broadcasts, video tapes. Open Th-Tu and on perfomance nights to attendees. Admission is free.
Seventh Ave., West Village NY 10019 Tel 212-903-9600
Fax: 212-582-5518; Website: ny.com

Skyscraper Museum

Two main galleries feature the museum's permanent exhibit on New York's evolving skyline, Skyscraper/ City, in addition to changing displays on the various aspects of tall buildings - from design and construciton to technology, investment and real estate.
39 Battery Pl., Battery Park NY 10280 Tel 212-968-1961
E-mail: info@skyscraper.org; Website: skyscraper.org

South Street Seaport Museum

Features numerous exhibits on the history of the Port of New York, as well as the nation's largest private collection of historic vessels. Visitors can tour the six historic ships berthed on the East River, a 1913 lighthouse, a 19th-century printing shop and a block-long 1812 commercial building known as Schermerhorn Row.
207 Front St., Fulton NY 10038 Tel 212-748-8600
Fax: 212-748-8610; Website: southstreetseaport.org

Studio Museum in Harlem

Showcase for African-American artists. Admission for adults is $5, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for children under 12.
144 W. 125th St., Harlem NY 10027 Tel 212-865-2420
Fax: 212-864-4800; Website: studiomuseuminharlem.org

Taipei Gallery

The Taipei Gallery is operated by the Chinese Information and Culture Center of the TECO in New York. The gallery exhibits both ancient Chinese arts and contemporary arts from Taiwan. Admission is free every day.
1221 Avenue of Americas, Greenwich Village NY 10020 Tel 212-373-1854
Website: taipei.org

Trinity Museum

The Trinity Church Museum is a small museum dedicated to the history of the church and its place in the history of NYC. Tours of the church are available.
74 Trinity Pl., Financial District NY 10006 Tel 212-602-0768
Tel: 212-602-0848; Tel: 212-602-0872
Website: trinitywallstreet.org

Ukrainian Museum, The

The museum's purpose is to preserve, interpret and present the rich cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. Changing exhibitions from the fine art, folk art and archival collections.
222 E. 6th St., East Village NY 10009 Tel 212-228-0110
E-mail: info@ukrainianmuseum.org; Website: ukrainianmuseum.org

Visual Arts Museum

The Museum at the School of Visual Arts. Admission is free.
209 E. 23rd St., Kips Bay NY Tel 212-592-2207
Website: schoolofvisualarts.edu

Waterfront Museum, The

Provides waterfront access, promotes historic preservation, and fosters an understanding of the NY Harbor as a waterway carrying commerce and commuters as well as a means for culture and recreation.
Tel 718-624-4719
Fax: 718-852-7432; Website: waterfrontmuseum.org

Whitney Museum at Philip Morris

Four exhibitions are organized annually in the 900-square-foot gallery, with an emphasis on solo exhibitions by contemporary living artists. Admission is free every day.
120 Park Ave., Murray Hill NY 10017 42nd St., General Info 917-663-2453
Membership Info: 212-570-3641; Website: whitney.org

Yeshiva University Museum

This teaching museum serves both Jewish & non-Jewish audiences with exhibitions, public programs & publications focusing on Jewish themes, exploring history, art & culture. It sponsors tours, public lectures, workshops, videos, films & performances for adults, children, seniors. See website for info.
1520 Amsterdam Ave., Hamilton Heights NY 10031 Tel 212-960-5390
Fax: 212-960-5406; Website: yu.edu

Dahesh Museum

Admission is free.
580 Madison Ave., Midtown NY 10017 betw 56th & 57th St, Tel 212-759-0606
Fax: 212-758-1235; Website: daheshmuseum.org

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Last surviving Dutch-Colonial farmhouse, over 200 years old. See website for more details.
4881 Broadway, Inwood NY 10034 204th St., Tel 212-304-9422
Fax: 212-304-0635; E-mail: info@dyckman.org
Website: dyckman.org

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

The Federal style house Alexander Hamilton commissioned & lived in for only 2 short years before he died in a duel with his political rival, Aaron Burr. The Grange was named so after Hamilton's ancestral home in Scotland. Small museum on site. Admission, tours & programs all free. National Memorial.
287 Convent Ave., Audubon NY 10003 betw W.141st & W.142nd St, Tel 212-283-5154
Tel: 212-666-1640; Website: nps.gov

Nicholas Roerich

A major center for the exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Roerich, and makes available many reproductions of his art and numerous books about his life and work. The Museum is also a cultural center, presenting a broad program of concerts and poetry readings.
319 W. 107th St., Upper West Side NY 10025 Tel 212-864-7752
Fax: 212-864-7704; Website: roerich.org

Poe Cottage

Edgar Allen Poe moved here in 1846 and lived here for three years. Located in The Bronx in Poe Park at Grand Concourse and E. Kingsbridge Road.
Tel 718-881-8900
Fax: 718-881-4827; Website: bronxhistoricalsociety.org

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

The only President born in New York City, "Teddie" lived here until he was 15 years old. The house was demolished in 1916, but the property was purchased after Roosevelt's death in 1919 and a replica of the home was built in its place. Today it contains five rooms furnished with period artifacts, two museum galleries and a bookstore.
28 E. 20th St., Flatiron District NY 10003 Tel 212-260-1616
Fax: 212-677-3587; Website: nps.gov

Valentine-Varian House

The four level fieldstone farmhouse has stood at the crossroads of history since 1758, when Isaac Valentine built it near the Boston Post Road, which linked many of the major cities in the American Colonies.
E. 100th St., East Harlem NY 10467 Fax 212-881-4827
General Info: 718-881-8900; Website: bronxhistoricalsociety.org

Famous Buildings (5 listings total)

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. A Smithsonian Institution facility, the museum features collections that include drawings, prints and graphic design; product design and decorative arts; textiles; and wallcoverings. Click here for a Location.
2 E. 91st St., Carnegie Hill NY 10128 Fifth Avenue, Tel 212-849-8400
E-mail: chtours@si.edu; Website: cooperhewitt.org

Dakota Apartments, The

Perhaps Manhattan's most famous apartment building, the Dakota has housed many celebities including Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Roberta Flack, and Boris Karloff. It was also the location for the film Rosemary's Baby. But it is most well-known for the tragic murder of then-resident John Lennon, who was shot in front of the builidng on Dec. 8, 1980.
1 W. 72nd St., Upper West Side NY

Federal Hall National Memorial

This location was home to NYC's City Hall of the 1700's. That building was demolished, however, in 1812 & the structure on this site today was erected as the Customs House & later, when Customs moved up the street, became the US Subtreasury. Admissions, tours, programs all free. Museum on site. More info on website. National Memorial.
26 Wall St., Financial District NY 10001 At Broad St., Tel 212-825-6888
Fax: 212-264-0725; Website: nps.gov

Queens Theater in the Park (Queens)

Performing arts center.
Tel 718-760-0064
Fax: 212-760-1972; E-mail: info@queenstheatre.org
Website: queenstheatre.org

St. Paul's Church

This church no longer holds services. It is purely an historical site with museum & cemetery. Admission, tours, programs all free. National Historic Site.
Columbus Ave., Tel 914-667-4116
Special Event: 212-825-6990; Website: nps.gov

Famous Monuments (13 listings total)

Atlas Clock

Located in front of Tiffany & Co., this bronzed wood carving was originally designed for an earlier store. It is reported to have stopped ticking at the exact time of Lincoln's death : April 15, 1865 at 7:22 am. It was reset that day, & hasn't stopped again since.
727 Fifth Ave., Midtown NY 10022

Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton was built to defend New York Harbor during the War of 1812. It served as an entertainment center during the mid-1880s, an immigrant landing depot form 1855 to 1890 and the home of the New York City Aquarium for nearly 50 years.
26 Wall St., Financial District NY 10005 Battery Park, Tel 212-344-7220
Fax: 212-825-6874; Website: nps.gov

Clocktower

346 Broadway, CivicCenter NY 10013 Tel 212-274-4449

Colgate Clock

At 1,963.5 square feet, this is the world's largest vertical clock face. Built in 1924, it is actually located in Jersey City but it faces New York City.

Grant's Tomb

Mausoleum influenced by Napoleon's tomb in Paris for President Ulysses S. Grant & his wife, answering that age old question who is buried in Grant's Tomb? Second largest mausoleum in the west. A quite out of the way location. Admission, tours & programs all free.
Riverside Dr., and 122nd Street, Tel 212-666-1640
Tel: 212-666-1668; Tel: 212-825-6890
Fax: 212-932-9631; Website: nps.gov

Met Life Tower Clock

This clock not only gives you the time, it entertains as well. It plays parts from Handel until 9 pm when it reverts to flashing the quarter hour.
1 Madison Ave., Midtown South NY 10010

Minerva and the Bell Ringers

This clock was built in the 1890's for the original New York Herald building. Also known as the Bennett Clock for The Herald's publisher, it only tolls the hours from 8 am to 10 pm so as not to disturb the neighbors.
Herald Sq., Fashion District NY 10001

Red Square Clock

A large clock on top of the Red Square apartment building. Built by M & Co, the numbers read clockwise: 12, 4, 9, 6, 1, 10, 5, 11, 7, 2, 3, 8.
250 East Houston St., East Village NY

Sherry Netherland Clock

This landmark clock in the shape of a pocket watch was first put up in 1885. It has been standing guard outside the Sherry Netherland Hotel since it opened in 1927.
781 Fifth Ave., Midtown South NY 10022

Statue of Liberty

Dedicated in 1886 as a gift to the United States form the people of France, the Statue of Liberty is arguabley the most recognizable landmark in the Empirte State. Click here for Ferry information. Click here for a Location
Liberty Isl&, New York Harbor, Tel 212-269-5755
Tel: 212-363-3200; Tel: 212-363-7620
Fax: 212-363-8347; Website: nps.gov

Sun Clock

Manufactured by the predecessor to IBM, the exterior casing is the only original part of this green four face clock which hangs on the corner of the old New York Sun building.
590 Madison Ave., Midtown NY 10022

The Maiden Lane Clock

Original clock owned by William Bartham Jewelers, was set into the sidewalk about 1915. Once a drop number clock, it now has a Cartier face covered with a space shuttle tough, NASA designed covering.
174 Broadway, Financial District NY 10038 Tel 212-732-0890
Fax: 212-964-1581

Toy Center Clock

200 Fifth Ave., Midtown South NY 10010

Famous Residences & Palaces (2 listings total)

Gracie Mansion

Official residence of the Mayor of NYC, the mansion is both an historic landmark & now as then a retreat from the busier parts of the city. Tours available, call for reservations. Click here for a Location.
180 E. 88th St., Carnegie Hill NY At East End Ave., Tel 212-570-4751
Website: ci.nyc.ny.us

Van Cortlandt Mansion

Built as a country estate in 1748 & a refuge for George Washington when the British were chasing him during the early part of the Revolution. Today it is set in a park & visitors can tour nine period rooms in the mansion.
W. 246 St, Bronx, NY, Fax 718-543-3315
General Info: 718-543-3344