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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
+1 212-838-6878
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Historic small musuem near Queensboro Bridge

What was most interesting was learning about a "day" Hotel and that in the 1800's there was a horse... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cassysj
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Brooklyn, New York
Charming

As someone coming from the UK to visit, yes we have much older historical gems in our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SWeaver12
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a day hotel in 1826, the Museum transports visitors back to a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city below 14th Street. Enjoy a guided tour of eight period rooms, browse in the gift shop, and linger in the secret garden.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
Upper East Side
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+1 212-838-6878
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was most interesting was learning about a "day" Hotel and that in the 1800's there was a horse track near it. Limited picture taking but good way to spend an hour.

Thank Cassysj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As someone coming from the UK to visit, yes we have much older historical gems in our country.....but we still found this charming and very interesting. It is indeed a small museum but contains a lot of history and we were certainly lucky with our...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was born and raised in New York and was surprised that this hidden gem existed. The history of the hotel was interesting. I am glad that a group of people got together to safe this landmark from developers. I was disappointed that I could...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped by the gardens around this beautiful old house before going to a medical appointment nearby. As usual, but Garden was very peaceful in the early morning light, and could really imagine that there were no city buildings nearby.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

To my considerable shock this wonderful little oasis of history remained unknown to me until recently. I grew up in NYC lived only 20 blocks from here and never knew it existed. Beginning life as a carriage house it operated as a day hotel (of...More

Thank CMBernadette
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Visited that place for Free Museum Day. It was such a bad choice. Place looks smaller than on pictures. There are just 2 floors with antique furniture. You are not allowed to take pics inside. Only in the garden, but Garden looks not better than...More

Thank Julia K
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Today my wife and I went to see this 1820's hotel on East 61st St. near the East River. Actually, in its hey day it was directly on the river, but with so much land fill in the area in the interim, it now is...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I love visiting lesser known historical museums and was shocked that I had passed the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum so many times and had never noticed it. It is truly an NYC gem! The tour guide was EXTREMELY enthusiastic and explained the historical relevance of...More

Thank Arissa P
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This should have been a much better experience than what we had. Where other reviewers mentioned being able to spend over an hour and taking their time, our guide was strange indeed,. She spoke fast, mumbled, moved quickly from one piece to another- we'd be...More

Thank Lozski
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

I have lived by for years and watched this historical house evolve into a truly lovely experience...the docents are very knowledgable and the furniture/ house itself quite interesting. For a low price $8 one can spend 1-2 hours between inside and garden. It is nice...More

Thank shozgirl
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