Fort Hamilton, the earliest granite fortification built in New York Harbor, is today the official United States Army Museum in the City of New York. Permanent displays tell the story of the generations of guns, mines, airplanes and missiles that have protected the harbor.
The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 to establish a free museum and research library representing the culture of Spain and the peoples it has influenced.
The Houdini Museum of New York has several hundred of the rarest and most important pieces that was used and personally belonged to Harry Houdini on display. In the museum's archives are over 1,500 pieces of Houdiniana that allow for an ever changing display.
The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. The ICP Museum hosts up to six exhibitions annually; these focused presentations reflect the past, present and future of imagemaking. Featuring a multi-level gallery and free public space, the ICP Museum inspires fresh dialogue about images as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for social change. The ICP School is located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas and features more than 500 continuing education programs, as well as certificate and degree programs.
The World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid no longer makes history, but rather helps illustrate it and America's technological capabilities on the sea, in the air and in space.
The Italian American Museum is located at 155 Mulberry Street in the heart of New York’s “Little Italy”. The historic location on the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets once housed Banca Stabile, a nucleus of business activity for newly arrived immigrants. The museum is dedicated to the struggles and successes of Italian immigrants and their descendants, which are represented in hundreds of historical exhibits and archives, and which are chronicled through ongoing special programs.
The Tibetan museum, a small complex of two fieldstone buildings, has a unique collection and offers new exhibitions, group tours, education programs, t'ai chi and meditation classes, lectures, music and performances year-round.
The Japan Society and Japan House showcase the fine, decorative and performing arts of Japan while also offering informative talks on the island nation. Exhibitions offer works ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.
Explore Jewish heritage and culture in an entertaining and educational format for kids of all ages. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, the Jewish Children’s Museum’s exhibits provide visitors with a rich experience in Jewish history, values and traditions. The Jewish Children's Museum features multimedia marvels, game show studio, audiovisual theater, miniature golf course and craft workshop. Check out the website for special events and programs.