• 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
  • STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

    In order to take all advised precautions to keep the public safe, we are suspending all planned upcoming programs, and will remain closed to the public until further notice. 

    LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Photo credit Paul Moakley  Enlarge
  • Tour the Museum Online

    Missing the Alice Austen House? Take an online tour with Google Expeditions.

    Photo credit GooglePoly  Enlarge
  • Community Highlights: Online Offerings

    We want to highlight our local businesses that have online offerings. Many of you have enjoyed their Be Yoga & Dance's weekend classes in our beautiful park. You can find Be Yoga's online schedule here and register for a class here. Free class for children on Wednesdays at 4pm!

  • On view Now Powerful and Dangerous

    THE WORDS AND IMAGES OF AUDRE LORDE

    The Alice Austen House presents the 1983 landmark press photo series of Audre Lorde by Robert Alexander.

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  • 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. 

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    Hester Street, Egg stand group. Thursday, April 18, 1895.  Enlarge
  • Austen's Story

    Austen was a rebel who broke away from the constraints of her Victorian environment and forged an independent life that broke boundaries of acceptable female behavior and social rules.
     
    Alice Austen with her bicycle, she was an early advocate for women cyclists  Enlarge
  • Site Rentals

    Celebrate your special event on the historic, waterfront grounds of the Alice Austen House. Weddings, private dinners, cocktail parties, and more!

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    Alberto Lama for Unveiled Weddings  Enlarge
  • Powerful and Dangerous:

    The Work and Legacy of Audre Lorde with the Alice Austen House

     

    As part of the NYPL Culture Pass Program.
    Info on how to become a member and how to register here
     
     
Plan Your Visit

HOURS AND ADMISSION

 

TO SUPPORT THE CITIWIDE EFFORT TO

CONTAIN THE POSSIBLE SPREAD OF

CORONAVIRUS,

THE ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE

WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL

FURTHER NOTICE. 

 

Please check our website for updates. 

 

Museum Hours

Monday-CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday- 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Tours are available by appointment by calling 718-816-4506, Ext. 10

$5.00  admission. 

The grounds are open every day until dusk. 

Groups of 10 or more must book their visit in advance

 

LOCATION

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.

 

CONTACT

718 816 4506 x 10 or info@aliceausten.org

 

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