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Alice Austen House

Map & Directions 2 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305


Village Voice's Description

Formerly the home of Alice Austenaone of the first female photographers in the U.S.athis old mansion was recently bought and carefully restored by the city. The house is a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry. Suggested donation: $2.

The house is open all year (except January, February and major holidays).
Thu-Sun noon-5pm
The grounds every day until dusk.

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  • NYC Parks on 10/08/13

    Alice Austen was not your typical Victorian woman. She traveled through NYC taking street photos, was Staten Island’s first female car owner, and lived with another woman for more then fifty years.

  • Time Out New York on 06/27/13

    This Victorian Gothic cottage was home to photographer and noted badass Alice Austen, who was known for her gritty street photography—and for being the first woman on Staten Island to own a car.

  • NYC Parks on 01/27/12

    This Victorian garden will transport you to 19th century romance.

  • Jan A. on 05/24/10

    The brochure says the House can be rented for private parties. The Alice Austen House is a charming riverside cottage. If you're looking for a unique venue for a small event, check it out!

  • Frank D. on 02/28/10

    There's a geocache nearby, if you're interested. Check out geocaching.com

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