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A Capsule of NYC History

Located on the East River, Gracie Mansion was originally built in 1799 as a country house by... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Kim D
New York City, New York
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Visiting Gracie Mansion is worth the time. The tour provides a good understanding of New York City... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Kathryn M
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In 1942 New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia opted to live in Gracie Mansions instead of his palatial residence on Riverside Drive. Since then it has served as the mayoral residence.
East 88th Street and East End Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Tour is free... lots of history, beautiful chandeliers from early 1800s, great art work and furnishings. We got there early so "hung out" in adjacent Schwarz Gardens. Very tranquil, overlooks the river, plenty of seating, so we just relaxed and watched people with their dogs....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Located on the East River, Gracie Mansion was originally built in 1799 as a country house by Scottish tobacco merchant, Archibald Gracie. It became the official residence of the NYC Mayor when Fiorello LaGuardia moved in with his family in WWII. The residence features a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Gracie Mansion is the home of the Mayor of New York City and his family and the former home for Archibald Gracie and the Wheaton family after they sold the house. The home was restored by former Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the house is now...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Visiting Gracie Mansion is worth the time. The tour provides a good understanding of New York City history through its revolutionary past and its mayoral home. It is a lovely example of various changes in architecture over time. There is also some wonderful art. And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 21 May 2018

For those interested in historic houses, a trip to the upper East Side of Manhattan to the Mayor's home of Gracie Mansion is worth the trip and time... and it is free. The rooms are all Federal style and there is some interesting artwork, mostly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Charl W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Free tours of Gracie Mansion are available on the Conservancy website. The current installation NEW YORK 1942 marks the 75th anniversary of the People's House becoming the Mayoral Residence beginning with Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. There are many works of Art on display...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank HRHCam
Reviewed 10 October 2017

If you have limited time in New York this might not be on your to do list,but if you like me are lucky enough to stay for a while it is a good way to spend an hour learning about this building and a part...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We looked forward to this tour, knowing a bit about the history of Gracie Mansion. What we got was a 50 minute walkthrough of a couple of newly built rooms & a dissertation on the artwork chosen for said rooms. I guess I wasn't expecting...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank RussDole
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Earlier this week my wife and I went on the free one hour guided tour of Gracie Mansion, the ceremonial home of New York City's mayor. The structure dates from 1799 and has been the official home of the mayor since 1942. It is on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I had read about historic houses to visit in NYC and since I had a big interest in Fiorello I decided to make the journey from Times Square to the Gracie Mansion. I was aware that this mayor actually resided in the mansion but did...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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