Welcome to our new website
We launched this site on April 23. Over the next few months we will continue to add information and work out any technical problems. Please let us know if you have any comments and suggestions. We will do our best to accommodate them.
Alice Austen's Work
Alice Austen's photographs demonstrate her interest in America's social challenges as well as her aesthetic sensibility. They are as fascinating as they are
Clear Comfort, as the Austen House is known, dates back to a 1690's one-room Dutch farmhouse. It is one of the oldest homes in New York, and is a National
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.
Our summer camps are both fun and educational. And we will offer them again in 2013
We curate three or four temporary exhibitions every year. Sometimes we show historic images, sometimes the most contemporary. Visit the Exhibition page to find out about current and upcoming exhibits.
Please join us for a Victorian Tea, check out our events calendar.
March Cabin Fever Art & Craft Fair
Looking for a unique gift for Mom? Visit on March 10th, 11th and 12th to shop local businesses and artists at the Mother's Day Art and Craft Fair.
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.
From Manhattan by Staten Island Ferry
Subway to South Ferry (1), Whitehall Street (R), or Bowling Green Station (4/5). Hop on the Staten Island Ferry, a 25 minute ride. At the ferry terminal in Staten Island, take bus S51 to Hylan Boulevard (15-minute ride). Walk one block east to the water and the House. You can also bike from the ferry; it is a beautiful ride along the water.
From Manhattan via Brooklyn by car
From the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (toll) or the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Staten Island (right lane on bridge). Take the first exit (after toll), "Bay Street". Continue to the end of street (School Road); then turn left onto Bay Street. Continue to Hylan Boulevard; then turn right and follow street to water and house.
From New Jersey toll bridges
From the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals or Bayonne Bridge, follow signs to Route 278 East. Exit at "Clove Rd./Richmond Rd./Hylan Blvd." Continue on service road (Narrows Road South). Just before the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Hylan Boulevard and continue to
water and house.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
The house is open all year (except January, February and major holidays).
Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. The grounds are open every day until dusk.
We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to call 718 816 4506 x 10