Alice Austen House Museum & Garden, Staten Island

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In June 2017, Alice Austen House Museum & Garden, where Austen and her life partner Gertrude Tate, lived together for nearly 30 years, marked its national designation as a site of LGBTQ history. The museum's listing on the National Register of Historic Places was amended to include LGBTQ history as an area of significance. Using our world travel planner, Staten Island attractions like Alice Austen House Museum & Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This historic house right on the water and almost under the Verrazano Bridge is a real gem. The grounds themselves are pleasant and scenic and the house has been well maintained much as it was when.....  more »
  • Alice Austen House in Staten Island is a delightful place to visit, especially on a beautiful summer day. Ms. Austen was a talented and daring photographer. Her home overlooks the water and...  more »
  • I just adore this place and imagine what this must have looked like before the bridge. So peaceful and how AA must have flourished an island away from Manhattan. The ambience is warming, the flowers inviting and the volunteers super friendly. I miss living on SI just to be able to visit as often as I used too. Miss AA House!
  • Quaint little cottage at the end of Hylan Boulevard, surprisingly. The house has interesting displays about the life of Alice Austen who was a photographer. On request the caretaker can also show you more of her work.
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