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Museum of the American Gangster

80 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-8194
+1 212-228-5736
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We got a deal on groupon which was worth it. I'm not sure if it would have been worth paying full... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gurl_In_Red
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Very Interesting Tour on US Gangsters during Prohibition

Cost $20.00; students with ID $15.00. Cash only, NO Credit Cards. Three of us, all adults went on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
235macea
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Located in a former speakeasy, the Gangster Museum's goal is to objectively present the role that crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City -- and beyond.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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80 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-8194
East Village
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a deal on groupon which was worth it. I'm not sure if it would have been worth paying full price. Full price might be a little steep for what you get. There are only two rooms, but they have scheduled guide tours. You...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cost $20.00; students with ID $15.00. Cash only, NO Credit Cards. Three of us, all adults went on the tour on Sunday, August 7, 2028. Tour Guide: Eliza. The tour was worth the cost. You are given a tour of the exhibits with continuous commentary...More

Thank 235macea
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

To get anything out of this museum - you need to take the guided tour. Not that gruesome compared to most cop shows on TV these days. Not recommended for children under age 13. The guide is very knowledgeable. Most of the explanation is about...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My husband picked out this museum as an afternoon activity for our recent trip to NYC. It's hidden away on St. Marks Place. A small museum of just two rooms, but what make the stop worthwhile is the tour guide. She had so much knowledge...More

Thank SuzKMo
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Not only was the building itself a former speakeasy (which the police never raided— why? You may well ask), but the current owners family are still the ones who bought it from the shady people. Definitely take the tour. They point out tons of facts...More

Thank Alice H
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The museum does not look like much when you first walk in, but the tour is worth every penny (I got a groupon deal). I found it very informative and also fascinating! The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject. We ended...More

Thank Caitlin F
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you are at all interested in the prohibition era gangsters, then this is the tour for you. The 'museum' is very unusual and small (it's essentially a large room of collected memorabilia.) If you are not interested in the guided tour, you probably wont...More

Thank VikingZoltan
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I attended a tour of this museum through New York Adventure Club. (If you'd like, please see my New York Adventure Club review - a fantastic tour/event/social group that in my opinion should be much higher up in the "Things To Do in New York...More

Thank LizDeee
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Just so you know before you go!!!- There are tour times. Luckily when we arrived, thinking it was a type of museum we could wander on our own, it was 15 min till the next tour. We went down to the speakeasy and had a...More

1  Thank travelbug1031
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Not a typical formal museum and it does look to need some care, but it was still a great experience. Our tour guide was fantastic; informative and funny. The tour is the story of prohibition and the emergence of "The American Gangster" in NYC. The...More

1  Thank sundevilgirly
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Denise J
28 June 2018|
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Response from SuzKMo | Reviewed this property |
It's about an hour and a half-ish split into 2 sections. There are 3 tours a day, I believe. We arrived and had just missed one, but came back at 4pm for the last tour of the day. It's small, but the guide was fantastic!
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Ashley S
24 October 2016|
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Response from Ladiesmom | Reviewed this property |
The tours get crowded but you can always wait for the next one. If you want to be sure of a specific time, all you need to do is call one day ahead.
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triciateach
22 June 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak to the Groupon issue but I can tell you that the museum and the St. Marks theatre itself including the speakeasy in the cellar and the bar are really worth seeing and hearing about the mob related history.
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