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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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Surviving Historic Gem Surrounded by Towers

Difficult to walk past this building without wondering about its past. Learning the history of New... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
Sag Harbor, New York
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What a find!

Lived here all my life and never knew this existed! Great docent gave us an enjoyable, informative... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2016
Tom B
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
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+1 212-838-6878
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Difficult to walk past this building without wondering about its past. Learning the history of New York City, envisioning this building looking over the pristine East River surrounded by lush undeveloped land, is always thought provoking. The people who visited this inn, eating fresh oysters,...More

1  Thank JVernel
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Lived here all my life and never knew this existed! Great docent gave us an enjoyable, informative, and fascinating tour and glimpse into 19th century life. An oasis in the big city.

3  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum was built in 1799 as a carriage house, and converted into a hotel in the 1820’s. Nestled on a piece of property once owned by John Adams’ daughter, Abigail Adams Smith, the hotel is on E. 61st Street near the...More

4  Thank LizzieandIzzy
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This is a nice little oasis in the midst of a fast changing neighborhood of high rises. Charming in its locale with an amazing history. It's wonderful that the society has saved it and continues to run it. Nothing else like it is left in...More

1  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This historic inn is truly an unbelievable find among the more modern buildings in this section of Manhattan. I had never heard of this place, just happened by and went in for a tour. It's hard to believe this picturesque historic spot is really there!...More

1  Thank historylover3
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We second the comments of the other visitors who found this to be a gem. The Colonial Dames of America have done an excellent job of providing a sense of what a significant carriage house of the early 1800's was like. The table was laid...More

1  Thank Morris-Madison
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Who would've thought this was located in the middle of Manhattan?! Located under the Ed Koch (Queensboro or 59th St.) Bridge, the Mount Vernon operated as a day hotel from 1826 to 1833, where people would come to socialize and eat for the day. Located...More

1  Thank KTBNY
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We decided to go visit the Mount Vernon museum after being terribly disappointed with the Tenement Museum. We arrived at 1:30 pm and immediately joined a group for a visit. The guide was very knowledgeable, and answered all of our questions. The rooms of the...More

2  Thank dafeist
Reviewed 19 July 2014

It was built in 1799 on land owned by Abigail Adams, daughter of John Adams, and her hubby. What would 23 1/2 acres in Manhattan cost you today? Our docent, Patricia, was very friendly and knowledgeable. It's a Quaker style old stone building in the...More

1  Thank HoneyComnyc
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Here are 3 places (see also Merchant's House Museum and The Louis Armstrong House Museum) that none of my New York friends have ever heard of, & all were really worth the trip. The Abigail Adams Smith house, now called the Mount Vernon Hotel, is...More

Thank babs W
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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