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Alice Austen House Museum & Garden

2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305-2002
+1 718-816-4506
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This gingerbread cottage was the home of one of America's most revered photographers, whose works are exhibited here.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305-2002
+1 718-816-4506

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to this Staten Island Museum began with a wonderful, free ride on the Staten Island Ferry from the Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan to Staten Island. Four of us planned and looked forward to seeing Alice Austen's acclaimed photographs and the house in which...More

Thank Jude490
Reviewed 1 week ago

This landmark home has the potential for being an extraordinary site but whoever got the original funding for this facility to become a museum made a deal with the devil. Apparently, the agreement is for contemporary photography exhibits to be highlighted rather than the common...More

2  Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alice Austen House Museum & Garden is truly a wonderful place! Alice grew up in a well to do family but broke gender norms by driving, playing sports, living with a female partner and taking some of the most beautiful NYC photography I have...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I'm lucky enough to live nearby and visit the NYC Parks Department property, along with Matthew Buono Beach nearly everyday. There's a preservation committee and a Facebook page that lists events like concerts and exhibitions, in addition to almost daily house tours. A quick websearch...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Friend's of ours had their wedding here, it was a lovely setting, especially at night with the bridge lit up. The views of the Manhattan skyline weren't great because if is so far away, and as a wedding venue it was a little short on...More

Thank at206
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is such a pleasure. Not just the house itself but the journey from Manhattan. The free ferry has fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and much else. A direct bus from the ferry takes one in about 15 mins....More

Thank Enidstephenson
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Cool Comfort, Alice Austen's home for generations, has a wonderful calm serenity that stands still in time. Clearly shown in her photographs each view you looked at Alice had photographed with friends and family as subjects.Browsing through some of the four substantial volumes of Alice's...More

Thank wjh109
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you love historic photography then you will find this historic site very interesting. The grounds provide beautiful views of the New York Harbor and Verrazzano Bridge.

Thank TravelLovers5
Reviewed 23 August 2016

it is a small exhibition but has great view of new york harbor. it is closed in winter months so you have to check the opening hours.

Thank aculee
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Alice Austin house is a nice place to visit while visiting Staten island. The house brings you back in time, as you can go through some of the old photos and letters in the rear room. Nice place to take photos. It is a...More

Thank Jaime O
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Jenny Y
16 September 2016|
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Response from TravelLovers5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is about 2.5 miles from the ferry terminal to the Alice Austen House. You can take a public bus at the ferry terminal that will leave you about a block away from the house. Hope this helps.