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Location: 1083 Fifth Ave., New York The National Academy of Design is a three-part institution, encompassing a museum, a school of fine arts, and an honorary association of artists. Founded in 1...

Location: One Bowling Green, New York The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservatio...

Location: 4170 Central Park West, New York The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, integrates under one roof, New York‘s oldest museum, a distinguished library and print room, and collectio...

Location: World Financial Center, One North End Avenue, New York The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., is the world‘s largest physical commodity futures exchange and the preeminent trading forum ...

Location: Boerum Schermarhorn St., Brooklyn The New York Transit Museum, one of the city’s leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transport...

Location: 17 State St., (Pearl and Whitehall), New York In every city, old structures are torn down and new ones rise in their place. Buts bits and pieces of the old remain beneath the new. To unco...

Location: 278 Spring Street, New York The New York City Fire Museum houses one of the nation‘s most important collections of fire related art and artifacts from the late 18th century to the present...

Location: New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in ...

Location: 150 West 17th Street, New York The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The artistic heritage of this vast an...

Location: 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City SculptureCenter’s programs identify new talent, explore the conceptual, aesthetic and material concerns of contemporary sculpture, and encourage inde...

Location: 708 Broadway, 8th Fl., New York The American Indian Community House (AICH) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the health, social service, and cultural needs of Native Amer...

Location: 39 Battery Place, New York Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and futu...

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island One of New York City‘s most unexpected and extraordinary destinations is located on the north shore of Staten Island, just minutes from the Staten Isl...

Location: 207 Front Street, New York When you visit the South Street Seaport Museum, the exhibits in our galleries and on our historic ships are just the beginning of a fantastic voyage back in tim...

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is as kid-friendly as museums come these days – a place where youngsters can learn by DOING, not just watching. Kids are encouraged to exercise their natural curios...

Location: 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island Enriching the cultural lives of people in our community is the primary purpose of SIIAS. Founded in 1881, SIIAS’ mission was influenced by the ideals of...

Location: 1230 Avenue of The Americas, New York Since its opening, the Taipei Gallery has exhibited both ancient Chinese arts and contemporary arts from Taiwan. Most exhibitions come from major mus...

Location: 144 W. 125th St., New York The Studio Museum in Harlem offers a range of educational experiences. Through the Department of Education and Public Programs, programmatic experiences are dev...

Location: 28 East 20th St., New York This site was the home of Theodore Roosevelt for the first thirteen years of his life. The building on the site is a 1923 reconstruction of the house in which R...

Location: Van Cortland Park Broadway at 246th St., Bronx Van Cortlandt House is a mid-18th century Georgian dwelling that once served as the focal point of a large and prosperous grain plantation a...

Location: 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York The Whitney, one of only a few museums in New York City that focuses entirely on American art, featuring a large permanent collection and fine ...

Location: 5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn The Wyckoff House & Association was established in 1937 to promote interest in Pieter Claesen Wyckoff, his descendants, and in the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House...

Location: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park The Queens County Farm Museum‘s history dates back to 1697, it occupies New York City‘s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the onl...

Location: 594 Broadway, Suite 401, Manhattan The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and presentati...

Location: 1738 Hone Ave., Bronx The Bronx Council on the Arts is a non-profit organization, a leader in providing cultural services and arts programs. Their multicultural clientele encompasses over...

Location: 234 W. 2nd St., New York Madame Tussauds New York is the ultimate house of wax, and is not to be missed in your visit to the world’s greatest city. The attraction boasts more than 200 ...

Location: 1071 Fifth Ave., New York The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of New York’s finest and most famous, jam-packed with a wide assortment of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and other mo...

Location: 35th Ave. at 36 St., Astoria The American Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digita...

Location: Central Park West, New York The American Museum of Natural History is one of the nation’s finest and a major New York landmark. And it’s currently going with a perennial winner: DINOSAURS...

Location: 725 Park Ave., New York The Asia Society and Museum’s stated aim is to foster understanding of Asia and enhance communication among Americans and the people of Asia and the Pacific. Wi...

Location: 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island Alice Austen was introduced to photography when she was 10 years old by her Uncle Oswald, who brought home an early-model dry plate camera from one of his man...

Location: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx Inside the entrance to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, an unusual freestanding staircase rises in a grand spiral. The two main floors have been deco...

Location: 3701 Bowne St, Flushing Built in 1661 by John Bowne, this house is a national shrine to religious freedom and a New York City landmark. It considered to be one of the finest examples of v...

Location: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a twentieth-century and contemporary art museum, founded in 1971, to serve the culturally diverse populations of the Bronx and ...

Location: 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society, BHS, is a nationally renowned urban history center dedicated to the exploration and preservation of docum...

Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn The Brooklyn Museum of Art is the second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States. One of the premier art institutions...

Location: 408 W. 58th St., New York The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center / African Diaspora Institute is a not for profit, multi-disciplinary cultural arts organizations named in hono...

Location: 556 W. 22nd St., New York The Chelsea Art Museum was created to foster an understanding of postwar artistic originality and to further the language of abstraction in contemporary culture....

Children’s Museum of Manhattan is aimed squarely at allowing kids to have a good time while they learn. It’s five complete floors of interactive exhibits, and it’s definitely OK to touch! There’s a...

Location: 580 Madison Ave., New York Dahesh Museum of Art, the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting works by Europe‘s academically trained artis...

Location: 4881 Broadway at 204th St., New York Housed in a Dutch Colonial farmhouse built in the early 1780s, this museum is located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The Dyckman family was part of...

Location: 2460 Grand Concourse, Bronx Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. A sm...

Location: Heckscher Building, 1230 Fifth Ave., New York When Puerto Rican educators, artists and community activists founded El Museo del Barrio in 1969, they envisioned an educational institution ...

Location: Liberty Island, New York Ellis Island is a symbol of America‘s immigrant heritage. For more than six decades - 1892 to 1954 - the immigrant depot processed the greatest tide of incoming h...

Location: 54 Pearl St., New York Fraunces Tavern was originally built as a house for Oliver de Lancey, a member of the prominent Delancey family that contended with the Livingstons for leadership i...

Location: US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton,101st St. and Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn The museum is located in the caponier of the old fort on the grounds of the United States Army Garrison at Fort H...

Location: 613 W. 155th St., New York The Hispanic was founded on May 18, 1904, by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955). The Society first opened its doors in 1908 at the Beaux-Arts building on Aud...

Location: 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island Tours: Interpreter-led tours are conducted daily at 2:30 PM on weekdays and at 2pm and 3:30pm on weekends. Historic Richmond Town is a charming and informat...

Location: W. 46th street & 12th Avenue., New York Built in 1943, the USS Intrepid and her crew have a distinguished history of service, including tours of duty in both World War II and Vietnam, mak...

Location: 333 E. 47th St., New York Since 1907, when a group of prominent New York City business people founded Japan Society, this nonprofit, nonpolitical institution has played a vital role in pr...

Location: 1109 Fifth Ave., New York In 2004, The Jewish Museum celebrates its Centennial year, marking the gift, in 1904, of 26 Jewish ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary by J...

Location: 90 Orchard St., New York Located in our country‘s most renowned immigrant neighborhood, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum interprets historic immigrant experience to illuminate the pres...

Location: 45 W. 53rd St., New York The Folk Art Institute, a division of the American Folk Art Museum, was founded in 1985 to offer a concentration of study in the field of American folk art and re...

Location: 29 E. Fourth St., New York Three floors and seven period rooms containing the possessions of the merchant family that lived in the House for 100 years -- from 1835 to 1933 -- including th...

Location: 1000 Fifth Ave., New York The palace-like Metropolitan Museum of Art, known to generations of New Yorkers simply as “The Met,” is one of the world’s great museums. Located on the eastern ...

Location: 65 Jumel Terrace, New York Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan‘s oldest house, was headquarters to General Washington in September and October of 1776. After Washington‘s departure, the Mansi...

Location: 36-01 43rd Ave., Long Island City The Museum for African Art is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. Recognized worldwide as the pre-e...

Location: 28 Broadway, New York The Museum of American Financial History is the nation‘s only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic fr...

Location: 40 W. 53rd St., New York The Museum of Arts & Design has an incomparable three-story atrium designed as an entrance to an array of incomparable works of art. This is a perfect place for k...

Location: 70 Mulberry St., New York The Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first fulltime, professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the histo...

Location: 1220 Fifth Ave., New York The Museum of the City of New York is a private, not-for-profit, educational agency established in 1923 to collect, preserve, and present original materials rela...

Location: 36 Battery Place, New York The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust honors those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the civilization that they buil...

Location: 45 W. 53rd St., New York The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) is home to an enormous collection – 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photos, architectural models and design o...

Location: 25 W. 52 St., New York The Museum of Television & Radio is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley in 1975 to collect and preserve television and radio programs and to make t...

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