"If you've lived in New York for many years and never found yourself in Staten Island, this incredible house-cum-cultural institution is reason enough to hop on the ferry." WNYC, October 2011
The Alice Austen 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.
In the house you will find a permanent exhibition of Alice Austen's work, temporary exhibitions, and period rooms. We are always happy to give you a privete tour. The house sits in a beautiful park that boasts a panoramic view that stretches from the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn and, on a clear day, Conely Island. It is one of the best views in and of New York City. Throughout the year we produce a wide range of public programs, check our event schedule for more information. Of course, you might just want to bring a chair, some food, a good book, and watch the ships sail by.
We ask for a $3 donation. Though we do not require anyone to pay, you should know that every dollar you place in our admission box goes towards preserving the house
To enhance the enjoyment of your visit, a friendly guide will greet you and answer questions. Tours for groups and school class programs are available by appointment for a fee of $5 per person. Tours are exciting and engaging. Learn about the fascinating rebel. Plan your visit today by calling 718-816-4506 x10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Austen House is located on 2 Hylan Boulevard at Edgewater Street, Staten Island: two miles south of the ferry terminal in Staten Island, and one mile north of the Verrazano Bridge.
There are many close-by places to eat. A block away, on Bay Street, you will find the Bay Street Luncheonette, which serves breakfast and lunch. A bit further down on Bay Street is Montalbano’s, a traditional Italian deli. And there is an Italian café, a couple of pizzerias, and a good Mexican restaurant. Please ask the museum staff for more information
* Please note the NYC Marathon is on November 3, 2013 and there are street closures near the Alice Austen House. Please be advised to plan your visit accordingly.