"If you've lived in New York for many years and never found yourself in Staten Island, this incredible house-cum-cultural institution is reason enough to hop on the ferry."  WNYC, October 2011




Please note that our hours have changed:

Tuesday-Friday: 1pm-5pm

Saturday-Sunday: 11am–5pm

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day and January and February. 
During the months we are closed, please call to inquire about tours by appointment.
We are located at 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY.

From Manhattan by public transportation: 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 Whitelhall 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 Manhattan via Brooklyn by car: 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 New Jersey toll Bridges: 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 Activities
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


  • Alice Austen House is a proud community partner of Destination St. George
  • We're pleased to be a TimeOutNY Recommended Site for 2017!
  • We're proud to be a 2018 Experts' Choice recipient from TripExpert!