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City Island Nautical Museum

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Fathers Day visit

Our family of 4 stopped in for a visit during our city island day. The museum is in a house built... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Montclair, New Jersey
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Great Nautical History and Wonderful Staff

We're so glad that we found out about this gem of a museum, and that it was open just as we... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Brooklyn, New York
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  • Average15%
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  • Terrible7%
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This museum is located in a public school that was built on an old Indian burial ground.
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190 Fordham St, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1422
+1 718-885-0507
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I wanted to love this museum but I only liked it. It is very small and specific and I was prepared for that. I have been to many if not most of the nautical museums along the eastern seaboard. This one was just not that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ajefferson2015
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It's a sweet little museum housed in the old schoolhouse. The timeline of the history of City Island is quite interesting. They also have special art shows with a recent one being a great collection of paintings and photographs about the City Island bridge which...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

City Island Nautical Museum, formerly P.S. 17, is a very special place to me and my family. My father was born on City Island and lived in the back of his family's laundry business, the only Chinese family at the time in the 30-40s. He...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank dkny0123
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 stopped in for a visit during our city island day. The museum is in a house built in 1897 on a nice setting. It was a schoolhouse so there is an original classroom to visit as well as the nautical history....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We're so glad that we found out about this gem of a museum, and that it was open just as we finished the great Sunday Brunch at City Island's well known Black Whale Restaurant, The five or so rooms we toured in this 1890's era...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Puzzler4879
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This museum, tucked away on a side street in City Island, is a true gem: so much history yet it's accessible to the non-history-buff as well. Children can have their photos taken in a wooden boat at a selfie station and the boatmaking and sailmaking...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 44deborahg
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This would have been a nice visit for our family of 7. This is supposed to be a free museum and yet they tell you to give a $5.00/person "donation" before you enter (and the ladies in front are very stern about it too). It...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Genevieve P
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Pretty "village" between Westchester County and Coop City in the Bronx. The Island was first inhabited in the 1600's so the museum is rich in History with lots of photos. There's a school room from the mid 1800's that will show how children were schooled...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank MysterDiner0213
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Your greeted as a welcome guest as soon as you walk in the door . No one is texting or bothered by your entry . Knowledgeable staff go the extra mile to offer as much information as you want or need . Museum is on...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

A cool place all the way excitement lots of fun for the family from the beginning you get there you are haveing a superb ride

Date of experience: January 2013
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