New York City Historic Sites

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New York City Historic Sites

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  • Sakura Hoshi
    New York City, NY10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is really well done, informative, and respectful to all the people affected by the sad day and its aftermath. It's amazing how they built the museum where the sad event happened and show the original building marks. Some parts of the museum might make you feel more emotional depending on how close you were to the event. Personally, I felt overwhelmed by all the information and the small, enclosed space of the inner historical part. I had to step out for a bit and wait for my friends to catch up.

    The staff at the museum are really nice, and many of them have personal connections to what happened on 9/11. Some are even happy to share their stories to keep the memory alive. It's a good idea to buy tickets before you go, so you don't have to wait in line for too long. Also, make sure to watch the movie they show. We watched one about a big rescue at sea where boat captains and crews saved people from Manhattan. It was amazing to see how brave they were.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • christina t
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    This is truly an emotionally engaging place - one can imagine the lives of the people who passed through its doors. Beautifully presented, thoughful and well preserved. Stories that are well over 100 years old and yet still so actual since many people around the world today find themselves in the same situation as all those families many years ago.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Quinn-donna
    Watton, UK17 contributions
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    Planned a trip to New York in March and one of the main things I wanted to do was visit here, and it was truly amazing. This is something that we will always remember and the memorial for all those was emotional. As I was walking around I was remembering where I was on that day and when I first heard about it. All those years ago and it still doesn’t feel that long ago.
    Anyone taking a trip to New York should definately go and take a look around.
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • SeeTheW0rld62
    Sunnyvale, CA2,079 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the first time that I took the tour of the UN. It's about a 45 minute tour. You get to see the rooms where the councils and General Assembly meet. It's very interesting.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Walter F
    Tas39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing piece of American history. Well worth taking family to. This site contains videos, guided tours, and artefacts for viewing.
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • Tiana O
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like fort totten, but dislike the limited access (noon-4pm), 60% of it off limits to the public; fort Jay gives you that space away from the city, with the view of the skyline in the distance. It’s worth the trip if you prefer the old world style or just nature in general
    Definitely not for everyone, as there isn’t much access to provision outlets etc but it’s great if you come prepared!
    Pictured below is also a tunnel in fort totten I took, it’s nice comparing the architecture throughout the East Coast
    Greenwood cemetary is also pictured. Can you tell which is which? 😏
    Written March 11, 2023
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, CA8,711 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This splendid collection of design exhibits is housed in the old Carnegie mansion on the Upper East Side. There is a permanent collection of design examples as well as special installations.

    On my recent visit, I saw a retrospective of how signage has evolved, as well as a collection chronicling noted set designer Es Devlin's creative process.

    A docent-led tour of the Carnegie mansion rooms was also included in admission the day I was there. The beautiful old rooms are carefully tended to, and harken back to the gilded age of NYC.

    It's a popular spot for school groups and design aficionados. If you like design or stately homes (or both!), do stop by!
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • MNTravelers5154
    80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We expected to spend maybe an hour there and it turned into almost three hours. Lots of Revolutionary era artifacts that were nicely explained. We didn't realize that this site was where some early federal offices were based. That gave even greater meaning to the locale. It was humbling to stand in the room where George Washington spoke with his officers at the end of the war. We've been to several locations where Washington visited/frequented/lived and this was an important site to add to that list. They've done a nice job of adding furnishings to the pieces that are original to the museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, MN1,719 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We accidentally went on a tour, but the information shared was definitely appreciated. The space is small. Really one main room with a couple of side spaces. The narrative is one that attempts to bring to light New York City and the slave trade in America through the lens of the African Burial Grounds. It’s a solid attempt, but New York could definitely do more. Still worth going.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • sfuhere
    uk796 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited here to see the spot where John Lennon’s life was so tragically ended. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no plaque or memorial so you will have to use your imagination. Be careful to stay on the public path - the doormen will zealously guard the private property beyond. As far as I know, Yoko Ono still owns the apartment here.
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • Kelli
    Keller, TX1,248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I brought my teen son and resident Hamilton fan to tour the house and museum. It was so cool to see the reconstructed home and hear about all of the changes the structure endured before preservation. Check the website for operating days and tour times. Sign in for the tour ahead of time in the gift shop. This is a really cool experience for Hamilton fans and history lovers alike!
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • PriusGirlVA
    Arlington, VA600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No signage that I found, but the organic structure just beckons you to go investigate. Very moving monument, and the fact that it is so different than the architecture around it makes it unique. Glad I happened upon this when I was strolling.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • Farwriter
    London, UK134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was staying near Federal Hall on a recent trip to New York so was exploring the local area. Pleased to find this beautiful classical building open at 10am daily and free to enter. It is on Wall Street but the entrance is tucked round the back and it was very quiet when I visited. A few exhibition rooms have displays about Washington, who was sworn in as president in a building on this site, and there are models of the previous buildings which stood here. The central rotunda and its domed ceiling is very impressive. In the 1860s it was used as a sub treasury so there is a small display about this too.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Doc218
    Workington, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this wonderful building with my wife and were lucky enough to take part in a tour hosted by Bro Louis Cooper. He was so informative and passionate about both Freemasonry and the building.

    The lodge rooms are jaw dropping. The scale and decor are beautiful.

    Well worth a visit for Masons and non Masons alike.
    Written December 31, 2018
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  • Stephen S
    London, UK52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really enjoyed the tour of this building. The organizers were kind enough to go ahead with the tour even though I was the only person on it, which made it an even more special experience for me. The guide was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed the historical context provided.
    It's quite a small building so the tour only takes and hour or so and I think could be well combined with one of the larger museums of the upper east side or perhaps the cable car to Roosevelt Island.
    Written September 5, 2023
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