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.
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 mulit-layered.
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. Visit the events page to find the upcoming summer schedule!
We curate two to three changing 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 one of our upcoming events, check out our events calendar.
March is Women's History Month
Austen was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers.
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. Please note that the museum will be closed December 24-26 for the holidays.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 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 in advance.
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