Welcome to the Alice Austen House Museum

Welcome to

The Alice Austen
House Museum

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 American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

The House and its surrounding waterfront park are a nationally designated site of LGBTQ+ history, centering on the 56 year relationship between Alice Austen and her life partner Gertrude Tate, providing an important window into pre-Stonewall LGBTQ+ history and enriching our understanding of the important life and work of Alice Austen.

Current Exhibition

Lora Webb Nichols:

on view November 4th 2023 through February 17, 2024

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteers and interns are a truly important part of our organization, helping in our Victorian gardens, assisting with annual clean up events as well as all of our community programs and research. 

Volunteer opportunities



We are located at 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island NY. 

Museum Hours

Tuesday — Friday  12PM – 5PM

Saturday  11AM – 5PM

Sunday & Monday     CLOSED

Guided Tours Available weekdays at 2pm and weekends 12pm and 2pm for $12 per person. Register in advance via email at tickets@aliceausten.org.