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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A must go!

This is a real find. You’ll learn so much about early New York in a wonderfully curated museum and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Main Beach, Australia
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A unique visit to Manhattan life in the early 1800s

We thoroughly enjoyed our low-priced, 90-minute guided tour of this unique piece of New York... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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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...more
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421 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065-8736
Lenox Hill
+1 212-838-6878
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a real find. You’ll learn so much about early New York in a wonderfully curated museum and garden setting. Our guide Meg was simply outstanding. Not hard to find, and well worth making the time to go.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank richardyonge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our low-priced, 90-minute guided tour of this unique piece of New York history. Built as an upscale carriage house in 1799, it served as a "day hotel" for only 7 years (1826-1833) yet remarkably survived through other incarnations and remains intact, filled...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Fastenyourbelt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a history lover, this historic hotel was on my list to see. I was the only guest at the time (except for some school groups on a different floor), and enjoyed a personal tour with the kind and knowledgeable volunteer. I spent about two...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank WItravelingirl
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Walked four blocks to this historic site hidden among the high rises. Experienced a wonderful 2.5 hour tour that explained that this was a country inn in 1825. Great imports from China. Take your time to experience the ambiance. Place has 200 year old ornaments....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A 'day hotel' historic museum. A must in the city. The guide was exallent that made the tour even more interesting. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rubi G
Reviewed September 28, 2018

I went to Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden on Smithsonian Museum Day. (If you are unfamiliar with Smithsonian Museum Day, it is an annual event in September when certain museums are free, using a ticket printed from the Smithsonian website.) This hotel museum was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fran727
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I have been coming into New York City for almost fifty years and I never heard of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, a interesting little historic building on East 61st Street by the East River. The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum was the stables for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

This Museum was originally constructed in 1799 as a carriage house & converted to a "Day Hotel" in 1826. It was used by New Yorkers for day trips to escape the city for a nice day in the country (back when this was still the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Once upon a time this museum was a hotel and in 1800s people used to come here for a retreat from old New York. i recently attended a HISTORIC PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP and the experience was educational and entertaining as we actually made colorful prints. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pollytalknyc
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We arrived about 40 minutes before closing, but were nicely accommodated. The short video about New York City in the 1820's and 30's was an engaging history lesson. Our tour was a very brisk one (given the late hour, I guess), but our guide crammed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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