• Hunting Wildlife with Camera & Flashlight The Night Photography of George Shiras

    See the luminous beauty of Shiras' pioneering work!

    Closing June 10th.

  • New Year, New Hours We Are Open!

    Tuesday-Friday: 1pm-5pm

    Saturday-Sunday: 11am–5pm

    Our volunteers, Bonnie and Jerry, stand on the porch of the Alice Austen House, waving.  Enlarge
  • Alice Austen House

    The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).


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

    Celebrate your special event on the historic, waterfront grounds of the Alice Austen House. Weddings, private dinners, cocktail parties, and more!




    Alberto Lama for Unveiled Weddings  Enlarge
  • Alice Austen with her bicycle, she was an early advocate for women cyclists  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
Plan Your Visit


Please note that our hours have changed:

Tuesday-Friday: 1pm-5pm

Saturday-Sunday: 11am–5pm

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and December 24-February 28. 

$5 suggested admission. 

The grounds are open every day until dusk. 

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



2 Hylan Blvd at Edgewater Street, Staten Island - located two miles south of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and one mile north of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.



718 816 4506 x 10 or info@aliceausten.org