• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exhibition on view

    Gareth Smit: North Shore documents the changing landscape and community responses to private development on Staten Island's North Shore. Presented in partnership with Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts, as part of Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island's Waterfront. On view until December 23rd.


    Victory Boulevard, 2016, Gareth Smit  Enlarge
  • Sunday Salons

    Come have up close and intimate conversations with the stars of the NYC photography scene! Next up: Jeff Mermelstein, December 10. Click for tickets and more info!

    Jeff Mermelstein  Enlarge
  • Museum Closed 11/18

    The Alice Austen House will not be open to the public on Saturday, November 18 in order to host a retreat for the Gay Men's Health Crisis. We will be open again Sunday, November 19.

     We apologize for any inconvenience.

Plan your visit


PLEASE NOTE: The Alice Austen House will be closed SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, to host the GMHC Board retreat.

Mar–Oct: 11 am–5:00 pm, Tues–Sun

Nov–Dec: 11 am–4:00 pm, Tues–Sun

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christimas, and New Year's Day.

The museum is open by appointment only throughout the months of 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.



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