Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

Schedule: Friday - Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6:30 pm

                  Thurs 10am - 8:30 pm


The Tenement Museum tells the story of immigrants in the city of New York, founded in 1988, it offers several tours, visiting apartments fully restored times visits.

It is located in an apartment complex that housed more than 7,000 immigrants from 20 different nationalities, between 1863 and 1935. All these people had something in common; faces major challenges with very few resources at their disposal.


There are three ways to know the museum:

  • Meet the people who lived at 97 Orchard building by actors who play them.
  • Visit the apartments in the building 97 Orchard.
  • Walk the Lower East Side neighborhood and know how immigrants formed the neighborhood and implemented their culture.

Tickets: You can buy tickets and view your schedule by clicking here, you buy tickets online you claim at the museum entrance. The museum has guided tours are hired independently and have a duration between 60 and 90 minutes.

Our advice:

  • Often several Tours begin at the same time, pay attention that you join the right group.
  • The photographs are prohibited.
  • The recommended age is for over 12 years.​
  • If this is your first visit it is best to start with the tour "Getting By", in which two different eras apartments and an apartment in ruins visited.

Federal Hall

Federal Hall

Schedule:             Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

                            Saturday – Sunday closed

Admission:           Free admission


Federal Hall is located on Wall Street in New York City, was the first United States Capitol and place of inauguration of George Washington, the current building is a reconstruction, where Washington was named the first US president, inside there is a small museum that tells the history of the building, the most interesting facts, the Bible used in the inauguration of the President. Outside the building of Federal Hall stands the majestic statue of Washington, the main hall with marble columns and the beautiful vaulted ceiling is a monument.

Our advice:

The building has a small tourist information center.

Every hour between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. there is a tour.

Visit, Wall Street and take a picture on the Stock Exchange.

Federal Reserve Bank New York

Federal Reserve Bank New York

                    Tour for schools

Schedule:     Mondays to Fridays except holidays

                    Between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

                    Tour to general public

Schedule:     Mondays to Fridays except holidays

                    Between 1:00 pm and 2:00 p.m.


The headquarters of the largest gold reserve in the world is located in Manhattan at No. 33 Liberty Street near the building of the New York Stock Exchange, the design was inspired by palaces from Florence, Italy and it has a dome that is 26 meters below sea level, just above the rock layer of Manhattan, the bunker stone has a unique access door, a narrow corridor of 3 meters long created in the middle of a large steel cylinder solid 90-ton rotating on itself to allow or block the access to the camera, where tons of gold bullion are safely saved. After the verification process, gold 122 moves to a dome compartments. Gold which is owned by many foreign nations, central banks and international organizations. The bank is a guardian of the precious metal, which protects for free as a sign of good faith to foreign nations. Only three people - Audit - Services House and Custody, know the passwords to open the cage, also has its own army of security that has received training elite, able to seal the bank in less than 25 seconds before a possible attack.


Our advice:

Visitors must enter at 44 Maiden Lane. Tours are free, this tour lasts an hour.

Tours begin promptly at the time. No late arrivals will be accepted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please limit the bags that you will take to the museum. Storage is not available. The building is handicap accessible. We don’t provide wheelchairs during visits. Please note: Strollers are not allowed.

Printed tickets are required for entry. To allow time to pass through a security check, visitors must arrive 30 minutes early. Visitors 16 and older must present a valid ID, government-issued, can be driver's license or passport. The name on the ID must match the name printed on the ticket. Cameras are not allowed.

Registration for public Tour opens 30 days before the requested date. Space is limited, only 25 visitors can book at this link: https://app.newyorkfed.org/tours/challenge.jsp

Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Located in the former headquarters of the Bank of New York, the US financial Museum was founded in 1988 to illustrate the wealth, prosperity and for some the greed. Celebrating entrepreneurship of the United States in its financial capital.

The main objective of the museum is to collect and preserve historical artifacts and financial documents to investigate, organize and display to the public in an active way the financial history of the nation.

Display: Its collection includes related capital market, banking and free enterprise documents such as: Stocks, bonds, prints, engravings, photographs, coins, checks, books and various objects. You can see a sample by clicking here.

Its exhibits include: The history of American currency and its circulation, Financial Markets, Banking america, Businesspeople and a hall dedicated to Alexander Hamilton Room. You can read more about these displays by clicking here.

Tickets: Children under 6 are admitted free, you can see the price of tickets by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • The museum is a great place to teach children (or yourself) about
  • If you are near Wall Street it is a good idea to visit and see first hand the great financial history.
  • The museum has no food facilities, you can dine in nearby restaurants before entering.economics and free US market.money,

New York Police Museum

New York Police Museum

Hours: Currently closed (It is undergoing renovation)


The Police Museum New York is located in a former police station, dedicated to preserving and displaying the long history of the Police Department of the city, being the largest and most famous of the world police body.

The museum strives to be an accessible resource for all communities in the city of New York. Through its exhibitions, collections and educational programs, illustrates how the policies and culture of the NYPD have evolved over time to meet the changing needs of the City. The museum serves as an educational institution, living memorial, and bridge of understanding between the different communities in New York, the international community and the Police Department.

It is slightly larger than its counterpart, The Fire Museum New York City, but has the same type of exposures.

Exhibitions: It has an exhibition dedicated to 9/11, where we see the melting weapons of policemen who died in the towers, along with photographs and videos that tell the true hell that lived that day.

We found a collection of classic weapons along with narratives of the terrible stories of criminals to which belonged, along with elements that show the development of police history in time, such as uniforms, badges, medals, motorcycles and patrol cars.

Tickets: The Museum currently on reforms.

Our advice:

  • The museum is an entertaining and pleasant, although not listed as a must if you are near is a good place to meet and learn, their journey takes no more than half an hour.

Merchants House Museum

Merchants House Museum

Schedule:      Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm, 6:30 pm Guided tours

                        Friday - Monday 12 pm to 5pm, tours 2 pm


The Merchants House Museum is a house with Greek Revival architecture converted into a museum. Built in 1832 close to Washington Square, it was inhabited for 100 years by a family of merchants (Merchants, hence its name). It shows how a wealthy family and their servants lived four Irish in New York in the mid 19th century.

It is noteworthy that the house was among the first 20 buildings designated in 1965 as landmarks of the city. It is the only museum house in the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, Noho and celebrated 80 years as a museum in 2016.

Collections and Exhibitions: You can visit four floor period rooms decorated with more than 3,000 original family possessions, including; furniture, decorative objects, photographs, household items, books, clothes and even her secret garden of the 19th century.

You can view your calendar events by clicking here.

Admission: Children under 12 are admitted free, you can see the cost of tickets by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • For all lovers of New York history. This museum should be in your plans, you'll observe the room and the best preserved Greek Revival-style American objects.
  • The best time to visit the garden is in spring and summer.

Dyckman Farmhouse

Dyckman Farmhouse

Schedule: Thursday - Saturday 11AM - 4pm

                  Sunday 11pm - 3pm

Winter hours: Friday - Saturday 11AM - 4pm


The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a farmhouse of Dutch colonial style. It was built in 1784 and reflects that period of history, being the oldest building in Manhattan today. It was originally part of hundreds of hectares of farmland. Today it is in a small park and is a remarkable reminder of the principles of Manhattan and a part amount of the diversity of the city.

It has 7 bedrooms preserved including a main room, bedroom, basement, kitchen, a living room full of ancient artifacts, the house is surrounded by a garden.

It is a historical monument of New York since 1967 ensuring their survival for future generations.

Entry: You can pay what you want.

Our advice:

  • Food and drinks can not be consumed inside the house.
  • Not make or receive calls on the premises, turn off your phone or activate the silent mode.
  • The use of photographs without flash is allowed.

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Hours:    Monday - Sunday 10am to 6pm


Founded in 1923 as a private corporation, nonprofit, Museum connects the past, present and future of New York, preserving original materials related to the history of the city. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, schools, programs, publications and collections.

Collections: His collection of 1.5 million objects, mainly from the 19th and 20th century including paintings, photographs, toys, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, costumes and many other objects that describe the history and evolution of the city. Click here you can get more information about your collection.

Exhibitions: The exhibitions have almost everything you ever wanted to know about the city, including exhibitions dedicated to the history of New York such as a major port with ship models and a statue of seven feet tall. Another gallery has recreations of rooms from different periods of colonial times.

You can view the exhibitions that are taking today by clicking here.

Tickets: People under 19 are free. You can check prices by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • If you're going to stay several days in the city or plan to visit several places of interest (including the museum) is a good idea to purchase the New York Pass.
  • It is especially recommended section of old toys (you can not miss dollhouses) and the exhibition "New York Interiors", where there are several full-scale mock-ups where you can see domestic environments between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
  • If you have time, the video "Timescapes" is very interesting. and it is projected every half hour lasts 25 minutes.
  • Visit the café, which has a nice view of Central Park.

The Paley Center For Media

The Paley Center For Media

Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm

             Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm


Founded in 1975, called the Museum of Television and Radio (MT & R), but with the advancement of technology such as the internet, cellular and podcasting, an institution created more in line with these developments and thus was born Paley Center for Media, in honor of his founder William S. Paley, his philosophy was to show the public the cultural and social significance of the media.

The Museum is composed of 12 rooms including two theaters, a radio studio, a listening room radio programs three video rooms, a library, three conference drawing and photography and a shop.

Collections and exhibitions: The Museum can choose from over 150 thousand files television and radio ads published from 1920 to the present. You have the option to choose between programs that interest you to see or hear them on special consoles. If you give click here you can view the programs currently shown.

Performed regularly talks with senior people TV channels, radio stations or media entertainment, if you are interested you can view your calendar by clicking here.

Tickets: You can check the cost of the ticket by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • To enjoy this museum is a must master English.
  • Photographs are not allowed, nor the entry of food and drink on the premises.

The Conference House

The Conference House

Schedule: Friday - Sunday 1pm - 4pm


The Conference House (also known as Casa Billop) built approximately in 1680, is located near the southern end of the district of Staten Island, New York, in its first century was a wheat farm.

In 1776 here it took place the Peace Conference, which tries to end the war of independence. Edward Rutledge, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Lord Howe were among the attendees.

The history and location of the Museum offer visitors a view of the landscape above the growth of New York City while illustrating the history of the nation. It is the only pre-revolution that still survives in the city and is part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1982 home.

Exhibitions: Annually a recreation of the famous conference is held. It's restored facilities recreate the life of its people for over 100 years, you can see your events by clicking here.

Tickets: You can check the value of tickets by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • The Museum does not have points around food but finds a variety of restaurants.
  • It is a beautiful place for a picnic, stroll, relaxes and enjoys the beautiful view of the bay.

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm

             Saturdays - Sundays 11am - 4pm


Van Cortlandt House Museum, also known as Federick Van Cortlandt House or Van Cortlandt House, is the oldest building in the Bronx, New York. The house was built with Georgian in 1748. The Van Cortlandts was prominent in the city affairs mercantile family.

The house was used during the war of independence by Rochambeau, Lafayette and George Washington. In 1889, after 140 years of occupation by the Van Cortlandt family was sold to the city of New York.

It was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It was the first House Museum in New York (1897) and the fourth in the country.

The Museum offers history buffs a fascinating insight into the life of the clan Van Cortlandt by 18th-century decorative arts and the experiences of people who lived and worked on the property.

Tickets: Children under 12 are free. Wednesdays are free, but donations accepted. If you want to see the cost of tickets you can click here.

Our advice:

  • If you plan to visit several museums and attractions with The New York Pass you can save a few dollars.

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 6pm

             Fri 10am - 8pm

             Saturday 10am - 6pm

             Sundays 10am - 5pm


The New York Historical Society, is one of the most important cultural institutions in the United States. Is dedicated to promoting research, present the history and art through exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world today.

Founded in 1804, the New York-Historical is the oldest museum in the city.

Collections: His art properties comprising more than 1.6 million items, including a signed copy of the Constitution, a painting by Picasso curtain and real plaster mask of Abraham Lincoln.

Its library has more than 3 million books, brochures, maps, atlases, newspapers, scores, manuscripts, prints, photographs and architectural drawings. Including the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America."

For more information about your collection you can click here.

Exhibitions: Inside the Museum have held several exhibitions, which were linked to American history and culture, such as: Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America, George Washington, Slavery in New York, new York divided: Slavery and the civil war, Lincoln and new York.

You can view the current exhibitions by clicking here.

Programs: The Historical Society also offers a range of school-based programs teacher resources, provides academic scholarships and organizes public programs for adults in terms of promoting the formation of permanent and profound history.

Tickets: On Fridays between 6pm and 8pm can pay what you want. Children under 4 are admitted free. You can check the ticket prices by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • The library is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • The museum is generally quiet between 10am and 11pm.
  • If you are accompanied by children, will find within the institution, The Museum of History of the DiMenna Children explores New York and American history with the proper slope for children, with interactive exhibits, digital games and a variety of programs.
  • Check websites like Groupon discounts, you can save up to 70% on tickets.

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Schedule:          Wednesday and Weekends from 11 a.m. to 6:00 pm
                          Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
                          Monday - Tuesday Closed


The Brooklyn Museum is one of the biggest and oldest museums of the country; It has elevators to visit the 5 levels. His extensive world famous collection includes more than one and a half million items, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, representing a wide range of cultures, the building itself is a masterpiece. It is located just 30 minutes by Metro from downtown Manhattan, it has its own subway station recently renovated, it’s part of a group of parks and gardens from the nineteenth century, which also includes Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park’ Zoo.

Our advice:

the best time to visit the museum is in the morning, after going around, you may have lunch in the restaurant which has a good menu. 

On the first Saturday of each month, except in September, from 5 pm to 11 pm, the museum houses a huge free party with dancing and performances. 

Several bars offer beer and wine; The coffee shop serves food until closing, parking is limited but free. 

There are art classes in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and media arts are offered for adults and children 4 and older. Registration required. For more information, contact the Division of Education: 718-638-5000, ext. 478.

One of the largest art museums in the country offers a majestic setting for a wedding. The newly renovated Fine Arts Court, with its magnificent arches, bronze chandelier and glass floor of the historic block, for up to 800 guests for a seated dinner. Rubin Pavilion and Grand Lobby for up to 1,000 guests for a cocktail of luxury. Rental rates from $ 10,000 for a five-hour event.

The museum libraries and archives are open by appointment. For information, call 718-501-6307.

Even though there is a suggested amount to pay, you may pay what you can.

Post Office New York

Post Office New York

The James A. Farley Post Office Building is the main post office building in New York City Its ZIP code designation is 10001, located on 8th Avenue between 31st and 33rd street, It is an impressive building that was built in 1913, The main façade occupies two blocks, and has a grand staircase where 20 classic columns rest, the building is famous for bearing the inscription: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." The building also called A.

Farley Building currently is not used in its entirety as a post office, which was open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but due to the economic crisis, its windows began to close down at 9:00 PM Inside the visitor is welcomed with an uninterrupted view of the long gallery that is parallel to the façade. The north end of the gallery shows a small museum of postal history. It was declared a monument of the City of New York in 1966, and was fundamental to the maintenance of services in the city during the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 when it served as a backup to the operations across the street from Word Trade Center.

Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town

Timetable: Wednesday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm


The Historic Richmond Town is a small village made up of more than 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th century and early 20th century, the complex spans more than 100 acres.

It allows you to experience firsthand the colonial era, as they try to preserve the site as it was two centuries ago. Workers are there dressed as settlers and demonstrate how the crafts performed.

Exhibition: We found preserved and restored 1800 houses, including recreations of workshops, shops, taverns, schools of the time, etc...

Visitors can take a guided tour of several houses and shops that are completely furnished and restored to specific periods of interpretation; other buildings are in the process of being restored and are not open to the public yet.

The village also includes a museum with exhibits that portray many aspects of American life from 1700 to the present. 

Tickets: On Fridays admissions are free. Children under 3 are free. 

Our advice:

  • Wear clothes and comfortable shoes as the terrain park.
  • The entrance fee is included in The New York Pass.

City Island Nautical Museum

City Island Nautical Museum

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 1pm - 5pm


If you just want to escape to a small fishing village and eat fresh seafood, you can go to Island City, located in the Bronx, is connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge. Island City is an active boating community throughout the year. It measures 2.4 kilometers long and only half a kilometer wide, where we find restaurants, shops, galleries, yacht clubs, marinas and shipyards.

An interesting place to visit is the old school, where the Nautical Museum where we can see model boats, authentic sails, collection of photographs, books, newspapers, maps, arrowheads, works display includes a large relief map of the island.

We also found a shop where we can buy books, photographs, postcards and general nautical gifts.

Our advice:

  • The museum is free, if you find yourself close is a good idea to visit and surroundings to know a bit of nautical history.

Noble Maritime Collections

Noble Maritime Collections

Schedule: Thursday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm


Maritime Collection Staten Island (Noble Maritime Collections) is a museum located in the Sailors' Snug Harbor.

The aim of the museum is to preserve and celebrate contemporary marine life and history. In addition to exhibitions, has a maritime library, studio recorded, programs for school children, programs for teachers.

Exhibitions and collections: Its emphasis is on the work of artist / lithographer / sailor John A. Noble (1913-1983) one of the most important maritime country artists. His study heist floating in the waters of Staten Island (can see a 360 degree view of this study here), is now a museum installation. In this study he created hundreds of paintings, lithographs and drawings now on display.

It also has a gallery of ship models, maritime art and restored rooms.

Input: The cost of admission is by donation, you can pay whatever you want. Children under 10 are admitted free.

Our advice:

  • If you want to learn about the lifestyle that lead the sailors it is the best place.
  • Wear comfortable clothes, the resort is large and to reach the museum will have to walk a good way.
  • You can see a map of the location of the museum within the complex by clicking here.

9/11 Memorial Museum

Museum 9/11

Schedule:        Sunday - Thursday 9am - 8pm.   last entry 6pm

                        Friday - Saturday 9am - 9pm.     last entry 7pm

Location:         Underground Zone 9/11 Memorial, World Trade Center.


9/11 Memorial Museum was opened in May 2014, 13 years after the tragic attacks. Its main objective is to witness the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 and February 26th, 1993.

Pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It demonstrates the consequences of terrorism in a local, national and international level and attests to the human dignity over depravity, claiming the unwavering commitment to the value of humanity.

Exhibitions and collections: It tells the story of 9/11 through interactive technology and collections with more than 10,000 objects, which include: Testimonies, photographs, objects of victims, commemorative works of art, materials recovered from the rubble, vehicles, columns of the Twin Towers, audiovisual material of terrorists, costume soldier who killed Osama Bin Laden (mastermind of the attacks) among many others.

The Museum has two permanent exhibitions:

  • Historical Exhibition: Tells the story in chronological order, starting from the morning until the end of the 9/11 day.
  • Memorial Exhibition: Remember those who were affected by the attacks. In the "Wall of Faces" You'll see photos of the victims, with information about each one.

We can also see temporary exhibitions; that you can consult by clicking here.

Tickets: Tuesdays from 5pm Admission is free, but keep in mind that these tickets should be ordered online (Mondays at 9am), or Tuesday at the ticket office of the museum from 4pm.

To purchase tickets you can click on the buy now button or by clicking here. Tickets are input fixed time but the leaving time is flexible.

Our advice:

  • The museum is described as essential, high level of emotionality and importance in the history of the city, the nation and the world making it one of the most special and frequented museums.
  • It is not allowed to re-enter the building after exit.
  • You are allowed to take pictures only for private, non-commercial use.
  • You can download an audio guide in Spanish about the museum before visiting. Click here for more information.
  • You can visit the 9/11 Memorial without having to purchase the entrance to the museum.
  • If you want to visit New York and know its great attractions in an economical way, you can buy The New York Pass and The New York City Pass.
Tenement Museum
Federal Hall
Federal Reserve Bank New York
Museum of American Finance
New York Police Museum
Merchants House Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse
Museum of the City of New York
The Paley Center For Media
The Conference House
Van Cortlandt House Museum
New York Historical Society Museum & Library
Brooklyn Museum
Post Office New York
Historic Richmond Town
City Island Nautical Museum
Noble Maritime Collections
9/11 Memorial Museum