• Alice Austen House

    The Alice Austen House promotes public awareness and scholarly study regarding the life and work of Alice Austen (1866-1952), one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers. 

    The charming Victorian Gothic Cottage, once a eighteenth-century farmhouse, that was Alice’s home     serves as the museum. 

    Original photograph featuring Alice Austen on the front porch of Clear Comfort, possibly printed in upstairs darkroom.  Enlarge
  • Call For Entries

    Staten Island's First Triennial of Photography

    Staten Island Unlimited, will attempt to uncover the state of contemporary photography on Staten Island and showcase work that is often under-represented citywide.

    Information and Guidelines

    image: Maciek Jasik  Enlarge

    Celebrate with Alice Austen as the museum honors the photographer's 150th birthday in 2016!


    Learn more about Alice Austen and her contribution to women's history by visiting the museum: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm (March - December)

    Alice Austen with her bicycle, she was an early advocate for women cyclists  Enlarge
  • Clear Comfort on a sunny summer day  Enlarge
  • Austen's Work

    Alice Austen was one of the first women photographers in this country to work outside the confines of a studio. She is best known as a documentary photographer - a style of photography unusual until the 20th century. With a natural instinct for photojournalism some 40 years before that word was coined, she saw the world with a clear eye and photographed the people and places in it, as they actually appeared.

    Hester Street, Egg stand group. Thursday, April 18, 1895.  Enlarge
  • Site Rentals

    The Austen House has a panoramic view of New York that stretches from the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn and, on a clear day, Coney Island.  The site is available for private celebrations.  FIND OUT MORE

    Evening at the Austen House, with the Verrazano Bridge  Enlarge
  • Pinhole Photography

    We offer a variety of pinhole photography programs throughout the year. The Alice Austen House is the only New York City venue to celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.



    pinhole photograph of Clear Comfort  Enlarge
  • Etiquette program on the lawn  Enlarge
exhibitions Staten Island Unlimited
The Borough's First Triennial of Photography
Opens Saturday, March 12, 2016
news Alice Austen House receives 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Planning Grant

Read More about New Eyes on Alice Austen: Redefining the Museum’s Interpretation

events Celebrate Love
7th Annual Valentine's Party
Friday, February 12th, 7:00 - 11:00 pm at Li Greci's Staaten
news Alice Austen images featured in two museum exhibitions
Who's Afraid of Women Photographers at Musée d'Orsay's and Public Eye:175 Years of Sharing Photography at NYPL. More
Plan your visit


Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm March - December. Open by appointment in January and February

$3 suggested admission. 

The grounds are open every day until dusk. 

Groups of 10 or more must book their visit in advance.



The Austen House is located at 2 Hylan Blvd at Edgewater Street, Staten Island. We are two miles south of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and one mile north of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Accessible by car or public transportation.



718 816 4506 x 10 or info@aliceausten.org