Alice Austen House Museum & Garden

Alice Austen House Museum & Garden

Alice Austen House Museum & Garden
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This gingerbread cottage was the home of one of America's most revered photographers, whose works are exhibited here.
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN5,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This small, intimate setting is a beautiful getaway from Manhattan. Alice Austen, much like many women photographers of her day, went unrecognized until her last days, and nearly died destitute. Her story, and that of her partner and family, is very interesting.

I’m giving this place five stars because it is beautiful, interesting, and full of heart. The docent was also kind and very knowledgeable. I do feel like Alice could be featured more—more stories or more of her photography? Or maybe much that isn’t available? What is there is still worth the hour it takes to go through the house and the tour.

Also offers beautiful gardens and views of Manhattan. Right on the water with lots of walking paths. Close to Snug Harbor, so you can make a half day or day of it. I drove, but the ferry ride over could make it even more fun.

Entrance fee was just over 10 dollars, so very reasonably priced. Lots of on street parking as well as a small lot in back.

They do events on the lawn, many free. Right now, as of May 2021, they are doing scheduled tours with individuals or households of five or less.

Not at the top of a NYC tourist list, but very worthy of a trip sometime.
Written May 7, 2021
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MickH
Staten Island, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This historic house right on the water and almost under the Verrazano Bridge is a real gem. The grounds themselves are pleasant and scenic and the house has been well maintained much as it was when Alice lived there. They mix up displays of her living space and photography with other circulating shows. If you're touring the waterfront, this place should definitely be on your list.
Written October 12, 2020
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Food Lover
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Alice Austen House in Staten Island is a delightful place to visit, especially on a beautiful summer day. Ms. Austen was a talented and daring photographer. Her home overlooks the water and occasionally during the summer, concerts are held on the lawn. Lovely!
Written September 9, 2019
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Jonathan W
Cambridge, Canada112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We took a day away from madly running about Manhattan's museums, art galleries, and theatres to drive out to the Alice Austen House, and it was a treat. The 17th century house in a parklike setting was also the family home of Alice Austen - a fantastic photographer in the late 19th and early 20th century. REALLY enjoyed our visit.
Written March 24, 2019
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Mike W
Staten Island, NY55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Loads of local history. Nice setting overlooking harbor. Home enjoyed an authenticate refurbishing. Enjoyed our visit.
Written February 12, 2019
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ATC1117
New York City, NY53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Also known as "Clear Comfort", this historic landmark and museum was once home to photographer Alice Austen. This waterfront location offers views of Brooklyn, Manahttan skyline, and Jersey city. During the summer, there are many free outdoor events; live music, and they even host weddings on the property. I enjoy visiting the beautiful, tranquil Alice Austen house year-round, even in the winter with snow everywhere!
Written December 28, 2018
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Victoria C
Staten Island, NY268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Interesting place to visit bu the gardens are a big part and if you visit during bad weather, it takes away from the whole experience. Check the forecast before you plan to visit. You won't be sorry.
Written November 6, 2018
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Richard B
Staten Island, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Quaint little place by the water. probably not great for children. The artifacts are worth looking at.
Written October 4, 2018
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Jonathan L
Staten Island, NY27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Alice Austen House is a charming historical home set idyllically on the North Shore of Staten Island with magnificent views of New York Harbor. The house is being beautifully restored and the grounds contain lovely gardens. Photographic exhibits are presented during the course of their season.
Written August 27, 2018
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IrinaNetwork
New York City, NY23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We love this place
Coming often to see the view, the pfotos and just to sit by the water very relaxing place
Written August 20, 2018
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