The Irish Hunger Memorial by artist Brian Tolle raises public awareness of the events that led to the Irish famine of 1845-52. It includes stones from Irish counties and plant life native to Ireland.
Rufus King (1755-1827) was a prominent figure who served under the first four U.S. presidents. His Jamaica estate remained in his family until 1896. The museum introduces visitors to the family, estate, village and national life of the 19th century. The manor is the centerpiece of an 11-acre historic park.
This late 18th-century historic house stands in a small park in Flushing. It is the headquarters of the Queens Historical Society, which offers a regular series of lectures, programs and slide presentations on subjects relating to the borough and its history.
The original Lefferts home, built before the American Revolution in the farming village of Flatbush, was burned down during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. The structure that now stands is a circa-1783 replacement, moved to its present location in 1918.
Louis Armstrong was one of the legendary forefathers of American jazz music. The house remains just as it was when the Armstrongs lived here. It is furnished with paintings, objets d'art and souvenirs from the couple's world travels. A 40-minute guided house tour starts every hour on the hour.
LESHP programs are organized and operated by community historians, educators, artists, activists and preservationists dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, culture and community of the Lower East Side.
For 19th- and early 20th century immigrants, the Lower East Side was the gateway to America. On guided tours, visitors explore restored apartments in 97 Orchard Street, an 1863 tenement building, and learn about real families who once lived there.
The services at this mezzanine-level visitor center are often overlooked‚ customers can check coats and packages and receive shopping assistance. The staff is multilingual, professional and can answer general questions about visiting New York City.
The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only family home preserved intact‚ inside and out‚ from the 19th century. Complete with the family's original furnishings and personal possessions, the house offers a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life in New York City from 1835-1865.
Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.