Morris-Jumel Mansion

Built by British Col. Roger Morris in 1765, this Palladian-style house was used as Gen. George Washington’s headquarters for five weeks in 1776 during the American Revolution. Following the Revolution, the house was bought by successful merchant Stephen Jumel, whose widow, Eliza, married Aaron Burr, who gained notoriety as the man who challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel and killed him. Eliza divorced Burr in 1836 and continued to live in the house until her death, at age 90, in 1865. Today, the mansion's rooms are furnished to recreate different periods in its history.

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

This institution, housed in a 1799 stone carriage house that became a hotel in 1826, takes visitors back to the days when midtown Manhattan was a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of the island.

Hours: Tu-Su 11 am-4 pm

Closed: New Year’s Day, the first Su in May, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors/students, children under 12 and accompanied by an adult free

Museum at Eldridge Street

Located in the restored national historic landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, the museum presents the culture, history and traditions of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. Guided one-hour tours are offered on the hour.

Hours: Su-Th 10 am-5 pm, F 10 am-3 pm

Closed: Sa, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day

Admission: $14 adults, $10 seniors/students, $8 children 5-17, children under 5 and M free

Museum of American Finance

Permanent galleries and several special-focus temporary exhibitions in the former headquarters of the Bank of New York chronicle the creation of the nation’s financial structure and encourage visitors to learn more about their own financial lives.

Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-4 pm

Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, children under 6 free.

Museum of Arts and Design

The process of transforming materials into expressive objects is celebrated at this center for innovative arts and crafts.

Hours: Tu-W, F-Su 10 am-6 pm, Th 10 am-9 pm

Admission: $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, children under 18 free, pay what you wish Th 6-9 pm

Museum of Bronx History

Housed in the second oldest house in the Bronx, the wood and stone Valentine-Varian House, built in 1758, this museum hosts changing exhibitions, while the front parlor has a permanent display about the development of the area. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students/children.

Museum of Chinese in America

Artifacts, exhibits, events and archives chronicle the traditions and history of Chinese Americans.

Hours: Tu-W, F-Su 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm

Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 and first Th of the month free

Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Exhibitions and cultural events at this museum, which was created in 1997, celebrate the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust.

Hours: Su-Tu & Th 10 am-5:45 pm, W 10 am-8 pm, F 10 am-3 pm (thru March 11, 2016)

Closed: Thanksgiving Day

Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $7 students, children under 12 and W 4-8 pm free.

Museum of Modern Art

One of the world’s greatest repositories of 20th-century art contains masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and an extensive film collection.

Daily 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F until 8 pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, age 16 and under and F 4-8 pm free

Museum of Sex

This museum is dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.

Hours: Su-Th 10:30 am-10 pm, F-Sa 10:30 am-11 pm (last ticket sold one hour before closing)

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $17.50 M-F before 1 pm; $20.50 all other times


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