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Museum of the American Gangster

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We got a deal on groupon which was worth it. I'm not sure if it would have been worth paying full... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Gurl_In_Red
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Smal, but really interesting

My husband picked out this museum as an afternoon activity for our recent trip to NYC. It's hidden... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
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Located in a former speakeasy, the Gangster Museum's goal is to objectively present the role that crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City -- and beyond.
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80 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-8194
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

great place to hear the stories of the dark side of new york. don't miss the speakeasy downstairs.it is a blast

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The exhibits themselves are very small and not very well curated. That said, the tour was absolutely fascinating. So many interesting back stories about the history of this old speakeasy. Really enjoyed it!

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We got a deal on groupon which was worth it. I'm not sure if it would have been worth paying full price. Full price might be a little steep for what you get. There are only two rooms, but they have scheduled guide tours. You...More

Thank Gurl_In_Red
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Cost $20.00; students with ID $15.00. Cash only, NO Credit Cards. Three of us, all adults went on the tour on Sunday, August 7, 2028. Tour Guide: Eliza. The tour was worth the cost. You are given a tour of the exhibits with continuous commentary...More

Thank 235macea
Reviewed 23 June 2018

To get anything out of this museum - you need to take the guided tour. Not that gruesome compared to most cop shows on TV these days. Not recommended for children under age 13. The guide is very knowledgeable. Most of the explanation is about...More

Thank MacnCheeseMom2014
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My husband picked out this museum as an afternoon activity for our recent trip to NYC. It's hidden away on St. Marks Place. A small museum of just two rooms, but what make the stop worthwhile is the tour guide. She had so much knowledge...More

Thank SuzKMo
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Not only was the building itself a former speakeasy (which the police never raided— why? You may well ask), but the current owners family are still the ones who bought it from the shady people. Definitely take the tour. They point out tons of facts...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The museum does not look like much when you first walk in, but the tour is worth every penny (I got a groupon deal). I found it very informative and also fascinating! The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject. We ended...More

Thank Caitlin F
Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you are at all interested in the prohibition era gangsters, then this is the tour for you. The 'museum' is very unusual and small (it's essentially a large room of collected memorabilia.) If you are not interested in the guided tour, you probably wont...More

1  Thank VikingZoltan
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I attended a tour of this museum through New York Adventure Club. (If you'd like, please see my New York Adventure Club review - a fantastic tour/event/social group that in my opinion should be much higher up in the "Things To Do in New York...More

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Denise J
27 June 2018|
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Response from SuzKMo | Reviewed this property |
It's about an hour and a half-ish split into 2 sections. There are 3 tours a day, I believe. We arrived and had just missed one, but came back at 4pm for the last tour of the day. It's small, but the guide was fantastic!
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Ashley S
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The tours get crowded but you can always wait for the next one. If you want to be sure of a specific time, all you need to do is call one day ahead.
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triciateach
22 June 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak to the Groupon issue but I can tell you that the museum and the St. Marks theatre itself including the speakeasy in the cellar and the bar are really worth seeing and hearing about the mob related history.
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