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Alice Austen House Museum & Garden

2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305-2002
+1 718-816-4506
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This gingerbread cottage was the home of one of America's most revered photographers, whose works are exhibited here.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“new york” (5 reviews)
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2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305-2002
+1 718-816-4506

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

I'm lucky enough to live nearby and visit the NYC Parks Department property, along with Matthew Buono Beach nearly everyday. There's a preservation committee and a Facebook page that lists events like concerts and exhibitions, in addition to almost daily house tours. A quick websearch...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Friend's of ours had their wedding here, it was a lovely setting, especially at night with the bridge lit up. The views of the Manhattan skyline weren't great because if is so far away, and as a wedding venue it was a little short on...More

Thank at206
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is such a pleasure. Not just the house itself but the journey from Manhattan. The free ferry has fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and much else. A direct bus from the ferry takes one in about 15 mins....More

Thank Enidstephenson
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Cool Comfort, Alice Austen's home for generations, has a wonderful calm serenity that stands still in time. Clearly shown in her photographs each view you looked at Alice had photographed with friends and family as subjects.Browsing through some of the four substantial volumes of Alice's...More

Thank wjh109
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you love historic photography then you will find this historic site very interesting. The grounds provide beautiful views of the New York Harbor and Verrazzano Bridge.

Thank TravelLovers5
Reviewed 23 August 2016

it is a small exhibition but has great view of new york harbor. it is closed in winter months so you have to check the opening hours.

Thank aculee
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Alice Austin house is a nice place to visit while visiting Staten island. The house brings you back in time, as you can go through some of the old photos and letters in the rear room. Nice place to take photos. It is a...More

Thank Jaime O
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Nice place to visit, very nice gardens and views. Not a very big place but family and kids friendly located in quite residential area.

Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Alice Austen was America's earliest ground breaking female photographers. Her former residence on Staten island has been converted into a museum. This has a permanent collection of her documentary work and other photographic exhibitions.

Thank shri5
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Clear Comfort is a great spot for some history, an excellent view of the city, bridge, Brooklyn, and NJ.

Thank Dana_Derchin
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Jenny Y
15 September 2016|
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Response from TravelLovers5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is about 2.5 miles from the ferry terminal to the Alice Austen House. You can take a public bus at the ferry terminal that will leave you about a block away from the house. Hope this helps.