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Alice Austen House Museum & Garden

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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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2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305-2002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ATC117
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank vlcnyc21
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Quaint little place by the water. probably not great for children. The artifacts are worth looking at.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RSandwichNYC
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We love this place Coming often to see the view, the pfotos and just to sit by the water very relaxing place

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IrinaNetwork
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If you need Disney to be entertained this is not for you. If you love history and hearing about how we got from ‘the old days’ to now it’s right up your alley. Artisans would also love this stop. They show different artists in their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great place to go in the summer. They have summer concerts and yoga on the lawn. Great views of the bridge and of downtown nyc and the water. Quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lett64
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Alice Austen lived in this beautiful wooden frame house on the shore of the Narrows. It is a choice location with great views and grounds. the collection of her work is impressive.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This house has one of the most amazing views in the city. What happened to Alice Austen was tragic I am only glad her photographs and story can be told in a more enlightened age. It is small and I wish more photos were on...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Nice photos and story about Alice Austen, but it's your typical old house turned into a museum. Not much to look at, but a great view. The story about her is pretty amazing though.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Jenny Y
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Response from TravelLovers5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is about 2.5 miles from the ferry terminal to the Alice Austen House. You can take a public bus at the ferry terminal that will leave you about a block away from the house. Hope this helps.
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