We are open only for ticketed tours T – S. First tour is 12PM. Last tour is 4PM.

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We are only offering pre-booked, ticketed tours at the museum at this time. 

Start your reservation here.

Visitor Policy

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all visiting guests age 12 and over. We accept physical vaccination cards and the NYS Excelsior Pass.
  • The tour time will run no more than 40 minutes.
  • You may not spend any more time inside the museum, but can spend time socially distanced on the lawn.
  • You are not permitted to bring anyone other than the people you denote in your booking submission.
  • If you or anyone in your party has shown signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past week, you will not be admitted.

Reservation Policy

For paid tours and non-members, payment must be made at time of booking for reservation to be confirmed.

Cancellations/Refund Policy

Any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance in order for any refunds to be processed. Cancellations made within 24 hours of tour will forfeit their payment.

Guided Tour
$ 10 per person
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Self-Guided Tour
$ 5 per person
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Special Admission
with proof of membership
  • Alice Austen House Members
  • Historic House Trust Members
  • Culture Pass Members
  • Cool Culture Members


We are open Tuesday – Friday, 12PM-5PM. The last tour starts at 4:30PM. We are closed Saturday – Monday.


Take the Staten Island Ferry at Whitehall Terminal located at the southern tip of Manhattan. The subway lines that stop at the ferry terminal are the 1, R (to Whitehall Street), and the 4/5 (to Bowling Green.) Once on Staten Island, take the S51 bus (Bus Ramp B) to the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Bay Street (about a 15 minute ride.) 



From the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (toll) or the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges take I-278 West to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island. Take the first exit on the right, “Bay Street”. Continue to the end of street (School Road) then turn left onto Bay Street. Continue to Hylan Boulevard then turn right and follow street to water and house.



From the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals or Bayonne Bridge follow signs to Route 278 East. Exit 13 at “Clove Rd./Richmond Rd./Hylan Blvd.” Continue on service road (Narrows Road South). Just before the fifth traffic light turn left onto Hylan Boulevard and continue to water and house.  There is a gravel driveway that brings you behind rear of the house, please feel free to park in the gravel lot.  Enter the house on the water side.


There is a small gravel parking lot behind the museum, accessible from Hylan Boulevard. Street parking is generally available along Edgewater Street at the corner of the museum.

There is a ramp entrance to the historic home from the parking lot at the rear of the house. The public areas of the museum are largely wheelchair accessible since the galleries and period rooms are on the first floor. For more information about accessibility, please call (718) 816-4506 x10.

Staten Island has much to offer! Take a look here for ideas on how to extend your visit. 

The Alice Austen is a proud community partner of Destination St. George

To see a list of our upcoming events, click here.

Due to COVID-19, rentals are currently restricted. Please call the museum at 718-816-4506 for any inquiries.

Photo permits are required for any video or photoshoots on the grounds, and cost $75 for up to two hours. Please call 718-816-4506 to fill out permit paperwork and make payment before your photoshoot.

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