Fraunces Tavern® Museum
54 Pearl Street (at Broad Street)

Open Monday - Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
Closed Federal holidays except Presidents' Day and July 4th

Subway: R to Whitehall Street; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; 2, 3 to Wall Street; J, Z to Broad Street; 1 to South Ferry

Visit the site of George Washington's farewell to his officers in 1783 in Manhattan's only museum dedicated to American Revolutionary War history—and the place where much of it happened.

Admission with Pass

Museum of American Finance    
48 Wall Street (at William Street)

Currently closed due to a flood.

Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Wall Street; J to Broad Street; 1,R to Rector Street

At the nation's only public museum dedicated to money, finance and entrepreneurship, learn about the democratic free market tradition that makes New York City the financial capital of the world.

Admission with Pass and 10% shop discount

Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 
36 Battery Place (at First Place)

Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday 10 AM – 5:45 PM
Wednesday 10 – 8 PM
Friday 10 AM – 5 PM (Daylight Saving Time)
Friday & eve of Jewish holidays 10 AM – 3 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Closed Saturdays, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving

Subway: R to Whitehall Street or Rector Street; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; 1 to Rector Street or South Ferry

Explore Jewish history and heritage before, during, and after the Holocaust through life-affirming personal stories that provide insights into a resilient and multifaceted culture.

Admission with Pass and 10% shop discount

National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution
George Gustav Heye Center

One Bowling Green (across from Battery Park)

Daily 10 AM – 5 PM; Thursday until 8 PM
Closed December 25

Subway:  4, 5 to Bowling Green;  1 to South Ferry; R to Whitehall Street;  J, Z to Broad Street

This Smithsonian museum celebrates Native cultures of the Americas with exhibitions, like Infinity of Nations—a spectacular, new, permanent display; films; workshops; and programming.

Always free; Pass holders receive 10% shop discount

National September 11 Memorial Museum
180 Greenwich Street

Memorial: Free and Open Daily - 7.30am to 9pm

Museum: Paid Entry and Open Daily

Sunday to Thursday - 9am - 8pm (6pm last entry)
Friday & Saturday - 9am - 9pm (7pm last entry)

Admission to the Museum is free for all visitors on Tuesday evenings from 5 PM to close, with the last entry at 7 PM. Tickets are available two weeks in advance.  

Subway: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton/Broadway-Nassau; E to World Trade Center; 1,R to Rector Street

The country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events, and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. Advance reservations are recommended, but a limited number of tickets will be available for walk-ups.

9/11 Tribute Museum
92 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006

Monday - Saturday 10AM – 6PM
Sunday 10AM – 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Subway: 1 to Rector Street; R to Rector Street; A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center; 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z to Fulton Street; NJ PATH to WTC Station

9/11 Tribute Museum, is a project of the September 11th Families’ Association and offers visitors a place where they can connect with people from the 9/11 community: survivors, family members of lost loved ones, first responders, recovery workers, and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan. Visitors will learn about the historic events of that day, along with the personal experiences, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations, and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks.

Admission with Pass

NYC Municipal Archives Visitors Center
31 Chambers Street, Suite 112 (bet. Centre & Elk St.)

Open to the public Monday to Thursday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday 9 AM to 1 PM

Subway: 4, 5, 6, J, and Z to Brooklyn Bridge; N and R to City Hall; A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 to Chambers Street

Located in a stunning Beaux Arts building, the Visitor Center's exhibitions highlight the collections and interpret themes and topics in city history that draw from the rich resources of NYC's Archives and Library.

Always free; Pass holders receive a 15% CityStore discount coupon

Poets House
10 River Terrace

Library & Reading Room Hours:
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Saturday, 11:00 AM –6:00 PM

Children's Room Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 AM– 5:00 PM

Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 to Chambers Street

Everyone can find something in the wide and varied tradition of verse that speaks directly to them at this national poetry library and literary center. Peruse the 60,000-volume poetry library and see exhibitions that focus on the physical and visual expression of poetry. Children and their adults are invited to visit the Children's Room (Thurs-Sat, 11 AM–5 PM).

Always free; Pass holders receive a poetry anthology

The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place (at First Place)

Wednesday – Sunday  12 – 6 PM

Subway: R to Whitehall Street or Rector Street; 4 or 5 to Bowling Green; 1 to Rector Street or South Ferry

Uncover New York City's rich architectural heritage and the historical forces and individuals that have transformed its skyline. Exhibits explore the design, technology, and purpose of tall buildings.

Admission with Pass and 10% shop discount

South Street Seaport Museum
Ships at Pier
16 Bowne & Co., Printers at 209 and 211 Water Street

Daily 10 A.M. to 6 P.M
Closed (holidays): Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. .

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z to Fulton Street; walk along Fulton Street toward the East River
Bus: M15 to Fulton Street

South Street Seaport Museum preserves and promotes this historic district along the East River. South Street Seaport Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the Port of New York and the maritime history of the region through its historic buildings, artifacts, and fleet of sailing vessels.

The South Street Seaport Museum's historic print shop, Bowne & Co., Stationers, located at 211 Water Street, is open Wednesday – Sunday from 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.

Admission with Pass and 10% discount at Bowne & Co. Stationers

Wall Street Walks

Daily — see website for schedule and reservations

Enjoy guided walking tours in Lower Manhattan where you learn about people, places and events comprising over 300 years of history, as you walk among locations where it all happened.

50% discount on all tours with Pass

Also visit these free national institutions:

African Burial Ground National Monument
290 Broadway

Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving and December 25

Subway: 4, 5, 6 to City Hall – Brooklyn Bridge; R to City Hall; 1, 2, 3, J to Chambers Street

African Burial Ground National Monument, part of the National Park Service, is the first national monument dedicated to Africans of early New York and Americans of African descent. It began use in the 17th or 18th century, but was only rediscovered in the past 20 years. The story is both of the Africans whose holy place this was, but also the story of the modern day New Yorkers who fought to honor these ancestors.

Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving and December 25

Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Wall Street; J to Broad Street; 1, R to Rector Street

At 26 Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, Federal Hall National Memorial serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.

National Archives at New York City
One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor

Monday - Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
First Saturday of each month 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed all Federal holidays

Subway: 4, 5 to Bowling Green;1 to South Ferry; R to Whitehall Street; J, Z to Broad Street

The National Archives is the nation's record keeper. Research your family history including Ellis Island and other immigrant arrival records, Federal census, naturalization, military records, and so much more. The New York on the Record gallery features original documents. Gallery talks take place every Wednesday at noon in the Welcome Center. The Learning Center is open every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for family activities including Archival Adventures, document discoveries, and opportunities to sign your name and take home a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Free giveaways with Pass