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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“dark room” (2 reviews)
“old house” (3 reviews)
“new york” (7 reviews)
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2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305-2002

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alice Austen lived in this beautiful wooden frame house on the shore of the Narrows. It is a choice location with great views and grounds. the collection of her work is impressive.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This house has one of the most amazing views in the city. What happened to Alice Austen was tragic I am only glad her photographs and story can be told in a more enlightened age. It is small and I wish more photos were on...More

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nice photos and story about Alice Austen, but it's your typical old house turned into a museum. Not much to look at, but a great view. The story about her is pretty amazing though.

Thank dont-tell-the-kids
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It is an amazing historic building, with wonderful old photographs, by this pioneering photographer of New York which tell you so much about the history of New York's inhabitants. The gardens are lovely with great views over New York Harbour with large boats passing by....More

Thank SarahJaneSharp
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A hidden gem!!!! looking for a unique place to host a summer wedding w/ a view???? Check this out. Great grounds, overlooking the narrows & VZ bridge!

Thank danacN301ZK
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This charming Gothic Revival cottage sits on a spectacular bluff with panoramic views of the Narrows and New York Harbor. Alice Austen's renown as a female 19th century photographer alone is worth a trip to her former home. An added inducement to visit is the...More

Thank NewYorkerluvsKeyWest
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Our trip to this Staten Island Museum began with a wonderful, free ride on the Staten Island Ferry from the Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan to Staten Island. Four of us planned and looked forward to seeing Alice Austen's acclaimed photographs and the house in which...More

Thank Jude490
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This landmark home has the potential for being an extraordinary site but whoever got the original funding for this facility to become a museum made a deal with the devil. Apparently, the agreement is for contemporary photography exhibits to be highlighted rather than the common...More

2  Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The Alice Austen House Museum & Garden is truly a wonderful place! Alice grew up in a well to do family but broke gender norms by driving, playing sports, living with a female partner and taking some of the most beautiful NYC photography I have...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 11 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
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Jenny Y
16 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.