New York City Historic Sites

Historic Sites in New York City, NY

New York City Historic Sites

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What travellers are saying

  • prodiver112
    Lincolnshire, UK20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The work done on this Museum is amazing. A terrible tragedy aptly commemorated by the displays and information. I learnt a lot more than I knew before I went in. It's a 'must do' if you're in NYC.
    Beware, you'll need at least all day to appreciate it!
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Brian B
    Arlon, Belgium156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous window into the migrant past of the US. Individual stories, photos and items bring personal journeys / persons to life. Crazy to see the anti-migrant rhetoric almost exactly the same as it is today in the US.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Hurttmom
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such an amazing memorial to all the people who lost their lives because of the 9/11 Terriost Attack. I was brought to tears
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Elleface89
    53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited here on holiday for the guided tour. It was great and very informative.
    The staff at the check-in and security areas were all polite and helpful. Only annoyance was other people pushing in at the security queue.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Walter F
    Tas39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing piece of American history. Well worth taking family to. This site contains videos, guided tours, and artefacts for viewing.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • Tiana O
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like fort totten, but dislike the limited access (noon-4pm), 60% of it off limits to the public; fort Jay gives you that space away from the city, with the view of the skyline in the distance. It’s worth the trip if you prefer the old world style or just nature in general
    Definitely not for everyone, as there isn’t much access to provision outlets etc but it’s great if you come prepared!
    Pictured below is also a tunnel in fort totten I took, it’s nice comparing the architecture throughout the East Coast
    Greenwood cemetary is also pictured. Can you tell which is which? 😏
    Written 11 March 2023
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  • jam5421
    Monroe, CT36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing small museum convenient to Museum Mile housed in a gorgeous Beaux-Arts mansion. We were impressed by the exhibit of the works of Es Devlin. From paper models of her ideas to full blown stage sets showing the depth of her creativity and talent. So unique and interesting and a treat for the senses,
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • MNTravelers5154
    80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We expected to spend maybe an hour there and it turned into almost three hours. Lots of Revolutionary era artifacts that were nicely explained. We didn't realize that this site was where some early federal offices were based. That gave even greater meaning to the locale. It was humbling to stand in the room where George Washington spoke with his officers at the end of the war. We've been to several locations where Washington visited/frequented/lived and this was an important site to add to that list. They've done a nice job of adding furnishings to the pieces that are original to the museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, MN1,717 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We accidentally went on a tour, but the information shared was definitely appreciated. The space is small. Really one main room with a couple of side spaces. The narrative is one that attempts to bring to light New York City and the slave trade in America through the lens of the African Burial Grounds. It’s a solid attempt, but New York could definitely do more. Still worth going.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • sfuhere
    uk788 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited here to see the spot where John Lennon’s life was so tragically ended. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no plaque or memorial so you will have to use your imagination. Be careful to stay on the public path - the doormen will zealously guard the private property beyond. As far as I know, Yoko Ono still owns the apartment here.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Kelli
    Keller, TX1,251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I brought my teen son and resident Hamilton fan to tour the house and museum. It was so cool to see the reconstructed home and hear about all of the changes the structure endured before preservation. Check the website for operating days and tour times. Sign in for the tour ahead of time in the gift shop. This is a really cool experience for Hamilton fans and history lovers alike!
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • PriusGirlVA
    Arlington, VA600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No signage that I found, but the organic structure just beckons you to go investigate. Very moving monument, and the fact that it is so different than the architecture around it makes it unique. Glad I happened upon this when I was strolling.
    Written 14 September 2023
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  • Farwriter
    London, UK133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was staying near Federal Hall on a recent trip to New York so was exploring the local area. Pleased to find this beautiful classical building open at 10am daily and free to enter. It is on Wall Street but the entrance is tucked round the back and it was very quiet when I visited. A few exhibition rooms have displays about Washington, who was sworn in as president in a building on this site, and there are models of the previous buildings which stood here. The central rotunda and its domed ceiling is very impressive. In the 1860s it was used as a sub treasury so there is a small display about this too.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Doc218
    Workington, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this wonderful building with my wife and were lucky enough to take part in a tour hosted by Bro Louis Cooper. He was so informative and passionate about both Freemasonry and the building.

    The lodge rooms are jaw dropping. The scale and decor are beautiful.

    Well worth a visit for Masons and non Masons alike.
    Written 31 December 2018
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  • Stephen S
    London, UK52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really enjoyed the tour of this building. The organizers were kind enough to go ahead with the tour even though I was the only person on it, which made it an even more special experience for me. The guide was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed the historical context provided.
    It's quite a small building so the tour only takes and hour or so and I think could be well combined with one of the larger museums of the upper east side or perhaps the cable car to Roosevelt Island.
    Written 5 September 2023
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