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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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A wonderful experience

I was born and raised in New York and was surprised that this hidden gem existed. The history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Delightful and historic

I stopped by the gardens around this beautiful old house before going to a medical appointment... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
New York City, New York
via mobile
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JudyV409
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.

Thank robcurtross
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
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
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

1  Thank LWL3333
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
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
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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

In 1799, a barn was built out in the country about four miles outside of the City. That was when New York City had 300,000 inhabitants and they all lived below 14th Street. The area around today's 61st Street was considered the country where city...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

There is an interesting history here and this was fun to view. The hotel is very pretty and some of the period pieces on display are beautiful. It doesn't take long to view this and we both felt like the time was well spent.

1  Thank Rehsinup19
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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