Visit

Visit

Visit

 

Situated on what was once fertile farmland, Clear Comfort offers a remarkable vantage point where three hundred years of inhabitants witnessed the transformation of New York City. Alice’s deep rooted attachment to her home and its grounds shaped her experiences, becoming her first studio space, darkroom, and muse.

 

 

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

UPDATED AUGUST 2020:

We will only be taking bookings for socially distanced tours of parties of 5 or less from the same bubble Tuesday-Friday, 1 group per hour between 12-4pm. The tours will be a maximum of 20 minutes and consist of viewing the Audre Lorde exhibition Powerful and Dangerous and our permanent exhibition galleries.

Bookings will be processed via this form.

* Please note we are ONly accepting visitors who pre-book tours online as noted above.

Monday
CLOSED

Tuesday 
12PM-4PM

Wednesday
12PM-4PM

Thursday
12PM-4PM

Friday
12PM-4PM

Saturday – Sunday
CLOSED

  

Closed On

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

January – February*

*During the months we are closed, please call 718-816-4506 to inquire about tours by appointment.

General Admission

 

$5

Members (Join now)

 

Free

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 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 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.

*UPDATED AUGUST 2020:

We will only be taking bookings for socially distanced tours of parties of 5 or less from the same bubble Tuesday-Friday, 1 group per hour between 12-4pm. The tours will be a maximum of 20 minutes and consist of viewing the Audre Lorde exhibition Powerful and Dangerous and our permanent exhibition galleries.

Bookings will be processed via this form.

* Please note we are ONly accepting visitors who pre-book tours online as noted above.

Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday – Sunday

CLOSED

12PM-4PM

12PM-4PM

12PM-4PM

12PM-4PM

CLOSED

Closed On

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

January – February*

*During the months we are closed, please call 718-816-4506 to inquire about tours by appointment.

General Admission

$ 5

Members (Join now)

Free

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 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 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

Group Tours

Group Tours

Email Director of Visitor Services and Operations, Amy O’Hara at amy@aliceausten.org

or call (718) 816-4506 x10 for scheduling a group tour.


 

“From the outside, this charming cottage looks like any other late 17th-century Dutch Colonial House. Step inside, and you’ll soon discover it was the home base for one of New York’s most celebrated female photographers.” 

Atlas Obscura, 2018