Federal Hall has been the site of government activity for more than 300 years. There are regular guided tours and the galleries mount exhibitions for all ages.
The museum boasts one of the world's most important collections of Western painting, sculpture and decorative arts. The art works can be seen in a domestic space (a mansion), the way the Frick family lived with them.
This 172-acre island in New York Harbor was a quiet military installation under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army from 1794 to 1966 and of the Coast Guard until 1996. It now hosts free art exhibitions, festivals and ticketed concerts and is accessible by a free ferry.
Archibald Gracie, a Scottish immigrant who became one of the city's richest men, built his handsome frame house in 1799. In 1942 Parks Commissioner Robert Moses convinced authorities to make it the mayor's official residence and so has it remained to this day.
This vast landmark cemetery, founded in 1838, is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of the 19th century‚ most memorable figures. The cemetery's diverse program of public tours is conducted by foot or via its trolley, and performances are occasionally held on the grounds.
The society serves the community as historian, educator, archival resource and technical consultant. Its programs include educational projects, preservation advocacy, lectures, exhibitions and walking tours.
Hamilton Grange was the country home of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton constructed the home to mirror the ancestral Hamilton house in Scotland. Hamilton lived in the house for only two years before being fatally wounded in a duel with his political rival, Aaron Burr.
The High Line is a public park built on an historic railroad viaduct elevated above the streets on the West Side of Manhattan.
The Historic Districts Council is a citywide, community-based organization dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of historic neighborhoods. The council's mission is implemented through a program of research, publications, conferences and neighborhood outreach.
Historic Richmond Town, the only restored historic village in New York City, brings 300 years of the city's vibrant heritage to life. Located on 100 acres of open land, the village includes 27 historic buildings from its earliest days as a 17th-century rural community to its heyday as the bustling 19th-century Richmond County seat.