This historic structure, built in 1873, is an exquisite series of rooms, including the Corinthian Room, which includes handwrought plaster details set in gilt and vibrant colors. The hall is operated by the Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Home, and is headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York and The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Library and Museum. Tours are free and are conducted M-Sa, 10:30 am and 2:15 pm.
As the city’s only 19th-century family home that has been preserved intact, both inside and out, the house is steeped in the rich history of Old New York, when the family of prosperous hardware merchant Seabury Tredwell resided here. The furnishings, decorative objects, clothing and personal memorabilia on display are all original. Visitors can tour the museum’s period rooms on their own or join a guided 45-minute tour at 2 pm (Th at 2 & 6:30 pm).
Hours: Th noon-8 pm, F-M noon-5 pm
(Nov. 8, 2018-Feb. 10, 2019)
The 16,000-square-foot interactive pop-up art exhibit pays tribute to the beloved Walt Disney cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, on his 90th anniversary. From Mickey’s beginnings in “Steamboat Willie” to his iconic status today, the multimedia exhibition explores Mickey’s enduring influence on art and his permanent place in pop culture. Historic and archival materials as well as contemporary works by leading artists, including Kenny Scharf, are on display. Gift shop on the premises.
Hours: Tu-Su 10 am-8 pm
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.
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
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
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.