• 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
  • Pride Month

    Alice Austen House now designated a national site of LGBTQ history! 

    Announcement and celebration was held on June 20, 2017




    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!





    photograph: Loreto Caceres Photography  Enlarge
  • Staten Island Philharmonic: "The British Are Coming!"

    "The British Are Coming!" to Staten Island for Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy selections from British Invasion rock groups as well as traditional music from the British Isles. Free!


events Coming Out Day Picnic

Sunday, October 8, 2 - 5 pm



Enjoy festivities and food on the lawn. Presented in partnership with Pride Center of Staten Island.

Registration required


exhibitions Gareth Smit: North Shore

On View through December 23

Plan your visit


Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm March - December

The museum is open by appointment 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