House Museums & Open-Air Museums of New York Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, New York, NY Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site run by National Park Service. New York, NY Back parlor in Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY Ceramic mug with face of Theodore Roosevelt at his Birthplace. New York, NY
Merchant's House Museum, New York, NY Greek revival front door of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY Wooden newel post in Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY Tester bed canopy in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, New York, NY Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY Tea service as would have been set for guests of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY Multilayer gelatin dessert typical of period of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, New York, NY Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum. New York, NY Washington's Bed Chamber & Study during American Victory of Battle of Harlem Heights in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY French lit à bateau in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY
Lower East Side Tenement Museum & Orchard Street, New York, NY Lower East Side Tenement Museum. New York, NY Kitchen sink of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY Dining table in front room of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY
Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island, NY Alice Austen House Museum was a Dutch farmhouse & later home of photographer Alice Austen. Staten Island, NY Camera of type used by Alice Austen at her House Museum. Staten Island, NY Argand oil lamps lifted by eagle at Alice Austen House Museum. Staten Island, NY
Conference House, Staten Island, NY Conference House museum. Staten Island, NY Parlor fireplace at Conference House. Staten Island, NY Glass decanter, cup & pipe at Conference House. Staten Island, NY
Garibaldi-Meucci House Museum, Staten Island, NY Giuseppe Garibaldi & Antonio Meucci House Museum where the liberator of Italy lived from 1850 until 1853. Staten Island, NY Painting of Giuseppe Garibaldi at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island, NY Monument to Antonio Meucci , an inventor of a telephone at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island, NY
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, NY Richmond County 3rd Courthouse at Historic Richmond Town run by Staten Island Historical Society. Staten Island, NY School desks in Voorlezer's House at Historic Richmond Town. Staten Island, NY Carved bull's head at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY
Lefferts Homestead, Brooklyn, NY Front porch of Lefferts Homestead in Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NY Parlor of Lefferts Homestead in Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NY Dutch colonial Kas cupboard at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY
Sagamore Hill NHS (Theodore Roosevelt House), Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY Theodore Roosevelt family summer house now Sagamore Hill National Historic Site near Oyster Bay. Cove Neck, NY Round table in North Room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Rider hat & sword on elk head in North Room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY
Vanderbilt Mansion, Centerport, Long Island, NY Clock & bell tower of Vanderbilt Mansion built for William K. Vanderbilt II & now a museum. Centerport, NY Fireplace with coat of arms in dining room at Vanderbilt Mansion. Centerport, NY Specimen fish with original colors replicated by an expedition artist in Hall of Fishers at Vanderbilt Mansion. Centerport, NY
Old Bethpage Village, Old Bethpage, NY Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY Chest with one drawer & carved sunflower in Connecticut style supporting bible box in Schenck House parlor at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY Stoneware crock with spout by fireplace in Searing Doctor's Office at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY
Sag Harbor Custom House Museum, NY Sag Harbor Custom House, now a museum run by Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities. Sag Harbor, NY Parlor at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY Rustic bedstead at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY
Annie Cooper Boyd House Museum, Sag Harbor, NY Annie Cooper Boyd House museum run by Sag Harbor Historical Society. Sag Harbor, NY Fireplace surrounded by artwork of Annie Cooper Boyd at Boyd House museum. Sag Harbor, NY Medicine bottles related to the products of Dr. Edgar Miles at Annie Cooper Boyd House museum. Sag Harbor, NY
Thomas Halsey Homestead, South Hampton, NY Saltbox style of Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY Spinning wheel in front of brick fireplace with ladder-back sidechair at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY High Chest of Drawers attrib. to Caleb Cooper of Southampton at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY
Home Sweet Home Museum, East Hampton, NY Home Sweet Home Museum dedicated to John Howard Payne, composer of "Home Sweet Home". East Hampton, NY Dining table & vintage display cabinet at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY Lusterware silver teapot, coffee pot & pitcher at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY
Grant Cottage SHS, Wilton, NY Grant Cottage State Historic Site where Ulysses S. Grant lived his last days & finished his memoirs. Wilton, NY Parlor where President Grant spent most of his remaining days at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY Original floral gate from Grant's funeral in dining room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY
Van Buren's Lindenwald, Kinderhook, NY Porch of Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY
Olana, Hudson, NY Roofline detail of Olana house. Hudson, NY Olana home created by artist Frederic Edwin Church. Hudson, NY
Clermont Mansion, Germantown, NY Entrance of Clermont House where Robert R. Livingston lived. He was one of five who drafted the Declaration of Independence, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, administered the Presidential oath of office to George Washington, & shared in the invention of the steamboat with Robert Fulton. Germantown, NY Gold tea service in Clermont. Germantown, NY Fireplace in library in Clermont house with paintings & convex mirrors. Germantown, NY
Franklin Roosevelt Home, Hyde Park, NY Neoclassical portico entrance of Roosevelt home run by National Park Service. Hyde Park, NY Portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY Hill Top Cottage. Hyde Park, NY
Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, Hyde Park, NY Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site [aka Val-Kill]. Hyde Park, NY Portraits in the bedroom of Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY Val-Kill end table manufactured by the Val-Kill furniture workshops owned by Eleanor Roosevelt. Hyde Park, NY
Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY Portico of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site now run by National Park Service. Hyde Park, NY Ceiling mural detail in Gold Room of Vanderbilt Mansion. Hyde Park, NY Entrance hall fireplace in Vanderbilt Mansion. Hyde Park, NY
Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY Locust Grove home of telegraph inventor Samuel F.B. Morse. Poughkeepsie, NY Summer flowers at Locust Grove Gardens. Poughkeepsie, NY
Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY Philipsburg Manor gristmill. Sleepy Hollow, NY Philipsburg Manor gristmill. Sleepy Hollow, NY
Washington Irving home Sunnyside, Tarrytown, NY Concave tower roof of Sunnyside. Tarrytown, NY Bust of Washington Irving author of Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Sunnyside. Tarrytown, NY
Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY Lyndhurst now open by the National Trust. Tarrytown, NY Ceiling murals of women symbolizing day & night in Lyndhurst. Tarrytown, NY Neo-Gothic details of dining room in Lyndhurst. Tarrytown, NY
Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, Buffalo, NY Lakeside facade of Graycliff built as summer house for wife of Darwin D. Martin executive of Larkin Company. Buffalo, NY Fireplace in living room of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY View from conservatory of Graycliff. Buffalo, NY
Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo, NY Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site where Teddy was sworn in as U.S. President following assassination of William McKinley. Buffalo, NY Commemorative Theodore Roosevelt plate in Inaugural Home. Buffalo, NY Table supported by carved foxes in Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. Buffalo, NY
Millard Fillmore House, East Aurora, NY Millard Fillmore House in which the future President did much of the hand labor. East Aurora, NY Front room of Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY Millard Fillmore photo by Brady D'Avignon at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY
Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, East Aurora, NY Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum in Scheide Mantel House 1910. East Aurora, NY Seahorse andirons of living room fireplace at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Master bedroom with Roycroft Arts & Crafts furniture at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY

Other House Museums of New York
  • Albany: Historic Cherry Hill
  • Albany: Schuyler Mansion Stale Historic Site
  • Albany: Ten Broeck Mansion
  • Alexandria Bay: Boldt Castle
  • Alexandria Bay: Casa Blanca
  • Amenia: Wethersfield Estate & Gardens
  • Annandale-on-Hudson: Montgomery Place
  • Auburn: Harriet Tubmam House
  • Auburn: Wiliam H. Seward House
  • Bayshore: Sagtikos Manor
  • Beacon: Madam Brett Homestead
  • Beacon: Mount Gulian Historical Site
  • Bellport: Post-Crowell House
  • Belmont: The Americana Manse / Whitney-Halsey House
  • Binghampton: Phelps Mansion
  • Binghampton: Roberson Museum and Science Center
  • Bronx: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
  • Bronx: Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
  • Bronx: Wave Hill
  • Brooklyn: Lefferts Homestead
  • Brooklyn: Pieter Cloesen Wyckoff House Museum
  • Brownville: Brown Mansion
  • Buffalo: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Burke: Farmer Boy's Home
  • Burt: Van Horn Mansion
  • Camillus: Wilcox Octagon House
  • Campbell Hall: Hill-Hold
  • Campbell Hall: The Bull Stone House
  • Canandaigua: Granger Homestead
  • Canandaigua: Sonnenberg Estate & Gardens
  • Canton: Silas Wright House
  • Cazenovia: Lorenzo State Historic Site
  • Centerport: The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium
  • Cherry Valley: The Cherry Valley Museum
  • Colonie: Pruyn House
  • Constableville: Constable Hall
  • Cooperstown: Hyde Hall
  • Corona: Louis Armstrong House
  • Cortland: 1890 House Museum and Center for the Arts
  • Croton-on-Hudson: Van Cortlandt Manor
  • Cutchogue: Old House
  • Dresden: Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum
  • East Aurora: Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum
  • East Aurora: Millard Fillmore House
  • East Hampton: Home Sweet Home Museum
  • East Hampton: Osborn-Jackson House
  • East Hampton: Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center
  • Fabius: Pioneer Museum
  • Fishkill: Van Wyck Homestead Museum
  • Floral Park: Advance Farmhouse
  • Fort Edward: The Old Fort House Museum
  • Fulton: John Wells Pratt House
  • Garrison-on-Hudson: Boscobel Restoration
  • Geneva: Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum in the John Johnston House
  • Geneva: Rose Hill Mansion
  • Germanntown: Clermont State Historic Site
  • Glens Falls: Chapman Historical Museum
  • Groton: Old Baptist Meeting House
  • Hudson: Olana State Historic Site
  • Hudson: The Robert Jerkins House
  • Huntington: David Conklin Farmhouse Museum (Huntington Historical Society)
  • Huntington: Dr. Daniel Kissam House Museum (Huntington Historical Society)
  • Huntington: Joseph Lloyd Manor House
  • Huntington: The Arsenal, Home of Job Sammis
  • Huntington Station: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Hurley: Hurley Patentee Manor
  • Hyde Park: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Hyde Park: Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Hyde Park: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Jamaica: King Manor Museum
  • Jamestown: Fenton History Center Museum and Library
  • Johnstown: Johnson Hall State Historic Site
  • Katonah: Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts
  • Katonah: John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
  • Kinderhook: James Vanderpoel House
  • Kinderhook: Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Kinderhook: Van Alen House
  • Kingston: Senate House State Historic Site
  • Lake Placid: John Brown Farm State Historic Site
  • Lawrence: Rock Hall Museum
  • LeRoy: LeRoy House
  • Little Falls: Herkimer Home State Historic Site
  • Lockport: Colonel William M. Bond House
  • Marlboro: Gomez Mill House
  • Mastic Beach: William Floyd Estate
  • Middleburgh: Best House-Dr. Christopher S. Best Medical Exhibit
  • Moravia: Millard Fillmore Cabin
  • New City: Jacob Blauvelt House
  • New Paltz: Huguenot Historical Society
  • New Paltz: Mohonk Mountain House
  • New Rochelle: Thomas Paine Museum & Cottage
  • New Windsor: The Edmonston House
  • New York: Gracie Mansion
  • New York: Hamilton Grange National Museum
  • New York: Lower Fast Side Tenement Museum
  • New York: Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • New York: Old Merchant's House Museum
  • New York: Dyckman Farm House Museum
  • New York: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Newark Valley: Bement-Billings Farmstead
  • Newburgh: Captain David Crawford House
  • Newburgh: Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
  • North Blenheim: Lansing Manor House Museum
  • North Tarrytown: Philipsburg Manor
  • North White Plains: Washington's Headquarters Museum
  • Old Westbury: Old Westbury Gardens
  • Olean: Bartlett Historical House
  • Oneida: Cottage Lawn
  • Oneida: Oneida Community Mansion House
  • Oswego: Richardson-Bates House Museum
  • Otisville: Eleazer Harding House
  • Oyster Bay: Coe Hall as Planting Fields
  • Oyster Bay: Earle-Wightman House
  • Oyster Bay: Raynham Hall Museum
  • Oyster Bay: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Palmyra: Hill Cumorah Visitor's Center & Historic Sites
  • Pawling: The John Kane House
  • Penn Yan: Oliver House Museum
  • Plattsburgh: Kent-Delord House Museum
  • Port Jefferson: Mather House Museum
  • Poughkeepsie: Clinton House
  • Poughkeepsie: Samuel F. Morse Historic Site-Locust Grove
  • Poughkeepsie: Young-Morse Historic Site
  • Prattsburgh: Narcissa Prentiss Home
  • Prattsville: Zadock Pratt Museum
  • Remsen: Steuben Memorial State Historic Site
  • Rhinebeck: Wilderstein Preservation
  • Riceville: Rice Homestead
  • Riverhead: Hallockville Museum Farm
  • Rochester: Stone-Tolan House (Landmark Society of Western New York)
  • Rochester: The Campbell-Whittlesey House Museum Landmark Society of Western New York
  • Rochester: The George Eastman House
  • Rochester: The Susan B. Anthony House
  • Rochester: Woodside
  • Rosendale: Snyder Estate
  • Roslyn: Van Nostrand-Starkins House
  • Rye: The Square House
  • Sag Harbor: Customs House
  • Saranac Lake: Robert Lewis Stevenson Memorial Cottage
  • Scarsdale: Cudner-Hyatt House
  • Schoharie: 1743 Palatine House Museum (Old Lutheran Parsonage)
  • Schuylerville: General Philip Schuyler Home
  • Seneca Falls: Becker 1880 House Museum
  • Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Woman's Rights National Historic Park)
  • Seneca Falls: M'Clintock House (Women's Rights National Historic Park)
  • Setauket: Sherwood-Jayne House
  • Setauket: Thompson House
  • Shelter Island: Havens House
  • Sleepy Hollow: Kykuit, Rockefeller House and Gardens
  • Southampton: The Halsey Homestead
  • Staatsburg: Mills Mansion State Historic Site
  • Staten Island: Alice Austen House Museum
  • Staten Island: Garibaldi & Meucci Museum
  • Staten Island: The Conference House
  • Syracuse: Parke S. Avery Historical House
  • Tarrytown: Lyndhurst
  • Tarrytown: Sunnyside
  • Troy: Hart-Cluett Mansion
  • Vails Gate: Ellison House
  • Walden: Jacob T. Walden House
  • Warwick: The Shingle House
  • Waterloo: Peter Whitmer, Sr. Farm
  • Wellsville: The Mather Homestead Museum, Library & Memorial Park
  • West Point: Warner House
  • Westfield: McClurg Museum
  • Willsboro: The 1812 Homestead
  • Wilton: Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
  • Yonkers: Glenview Mansion
  • Yonkers: Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
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