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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

Photograph: Geoffrey Gross
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
Upper East Side

Built in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, this stone home became a short-lived country resort from 1826 to 1833 (the city ended at 14th Street back then). Through period re-creations, the museum revisits the hotel era. Don’t miss the backyard garden, which occasionally hosts events.

Venue name: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
Address: 421 E 61st St
New York

Cross street: between First and York Aves
Venue phone: 212-838-6878
Website: http://mvhm.org
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11am–4pm
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
Price: $8, seniors and students $7, members and children under 12 free
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