African Burial Ground National Monument
Between Duane and Reade Streets
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.
Tour the museum, rangers will be on hand to answer questions and make periodic presentations. View the film "Our Time At Last" details the history of the AFB from its creation through its rediscovery to its designation as a national park.
The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place
At the corner of Church Street
The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, educates and inspires visitors through the diary, spirit, and legacy of Anne Frank. A permanent exhibition enables visitors to learn about Anne's world in hiding and her incredible optimism despite the chaos that was around her. Also on display are facsimiles of her famous diary, family photos, and other artifacts from the Holocaust.
Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street
Cross Streets: Wall and Broad St where Broad becomes Nassau
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.
Exhibits present the history of Federal Hall and artifacts on view include the Bible that George Washington used at his inauguration. National Park Service Ranger-led tours will be offered on the hour from 4 to 7 p.m.
Fraunces Tavern® Museum
54 Pearl Street
At the corner of Broad Street
Fraunces Tavern® Museum is the only museum located in Manhattan that focuses on the Colonial Period, Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic. Discover just how important New York City was during the birth of our nation.
Historical Balladeer Linda Russell & The Tricorne Dance Ensemble will provide music and dance presentations throughout the evening in the Flag Gallery.
Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street
At the corner of William Street
The Museum of American Finance is the nation's only independent museum dedicated to American finance and financial history. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum offers permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, as well as topical rotating exhibits.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, special exhibits include The Fed at 100, which illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank and the pivotal role it has played throughout the history of American finance. Also on view is a jewel-encrusted 18-karat gold Monopoly set.
Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
Cross Street: 1st Place
Explore modern Jewish history, life, and culture in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions, where you can learn about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries through first-person histories and personal objects—before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions on view are: Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941, and A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community.
Other features of the Museum include Voices of Liberty, a soundscape of inspiring stories of immigration in a gallery with a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty. Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones, an outdoor contemplative space, is his only permanent installation in New York City.
Guided tours of the Museum's Core Exhibition, about Jewish heritage, the Holocaust, and Jewish renewal, will begin on the hour from 4 to 7 p.m.
National Archives at New York City
One Bowling Green
Cross Streets: Whitehall and State Street, across from Battery Park
Connect with history in the National Archives' Learning Center to discover and uncover the many national treasures of New York. You can go on an Archival Adventure and pull archival facsimile treasures off the shelves. At the Welcome Center, view famous signatures and other original records. Begin your journey into family history research/genealogy in the Research Center by exploring immigrant arrivals (including Ellis Island), Federal census and naturalization (citizenship) records, plus so much more.
Meet the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by James Foote, as well as participate in family activities, document discoveries, family history research, and more. Hear "The Life of Theodore Roosevelt" talk at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. All visitors to the 3rd floor Learning Center will receive a free "national treasure" giveaway.
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
One Bowling Green
Between Whitehall and State Street, across from Battery Park
Exhibitions and programs present the cultural diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas, from the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of Patagonia. The Museum is located within the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, one of the most splendid Beaux-Arts buildings in New York, across the street from Battery Park.
4 P.M.-5 P.M. Tours of the permanent exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian
6 P.M. Screening of short films by Seminole/Creek director Sterlin Harjo
National September 11 Memorial Museum Tickets must be reserved in advance—details below.
180 Greenwich Street
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is 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. The Museum will display artifacts associated with the events of 9/11, while presenting stories of loss and recovery. Be among the first to view the National September 11 Memorial Museum's inaugural exhibits during the historic first year.
National September 11 Memorial Museum will offer free tickets for admission from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. Reserve online at www.911memorial.org. A limited number of tickets will be available for walk-up.
9/11 Tribute Center
120 Liberty Street
Cross Streets: Trinity and Greenwich
Created by the September 11th Families Association, the 9/11 Tribute Center offers visitors a place where they can connect with people from the 9/11 community including survivors, family members, rescuers and first responders. Visitors learn about 9/11 through personal stories told by those who were there. From tragedy to survival to rebuilding, the visit connects people to the unforgettable experiences of our community.
Join a one-hour walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial led by FDNY, NYPD, survivors, and 9/11 Family Members to understand 9/11 and the recovery, at
4 P.M., 5 P.M., and 6 P.M. Registration preferred at www.tributewtc.org or limited availability at the door.
NYC Municipal Archives Visitor Center
31 Chambers Street, Suite 112
Between Centre and Elk Streets
The Municipal Archives Visitor Center, located in a stunning Beaux Arts building, holds New York City Government’s historical records beginning with documents deeding land to the earliest Dutch settlers to the records of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The remarkable holdings include early maps of the City, the drawings for the Brooklyn Bridge, designs for Central Park, and other municipal records.
Building on the theme of the River To River Festival, for one night only, see rare drawings and maps of Lower Manhattan. The exhibit will include maps, drawings, and photographs of New York City from the Hudson River to the East River highlighting early plans for such iconic spots as City Hall Park and Brooklyn Bridge.
The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
Cross Street: 1st Place
Located in the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates New York City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.
5 P.M. A Curator's Tour with founding director Carol Willis of the Museum's exhibit Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment
South Street Seaport Museum
Ships at Pier 16 and Bowne and Co. Printers at 209 and 211 Water 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.
• Free entry and scavenger hunt through historic ships.
• Make your own nautical signal flag banner to take home.
• Bowne Printers, South Street Seaport Museum's working historic letterpress shop, will have its resident printers doing live demonstrations on several printing presses that date back to the middle of the 19th century.
Wall Street Walks Reserve your tour in advance—see details below.
Tour Meeting Point : 55 and 57 Wall Street
Between William and Hanover Streets
Wall Street Walks takes visitors through the historic capital of world finance: the one-square-mile of downtown Manhattan known as "Wall Street". Visitors learn about people, places, and events comprising over 200 years of history, as they walk among locations where it all happened.
Mini-Walking Tours (half-hour duration)
• Tours depart every 30 minutes, from 4 P.M. to 7.30 P.M.
• Tours meet in front of 55 & 57 Wall Street and end at one of the museums or historic sites participating in Night at the Museums.
• Book in advance at www.WallStreetWalks.com. Tours are limited to 60 people per time slot and will fill up quickly.
cultureNOW's award-winning Museum Without Walls iPhone app provides nearly 1,000 sites, 560 podcasts by artists, architects, historians, and curators of New York, and 8 self-guided tours of Lower Manhattan. The app is available for free during Night at the Museums -- find it at the iTunes store by searching for cultureNOW's Guidebook to the Museum Without Walls.
Restaurant Special Offers During Night at the Museums
As part of the event, Night at the Museums-goers can take advantage of special deals at restaurants in Lower Manhattan.
Bar 75 at the Andaz Wall Street
75 Wall Street
Cross Streets: Water and Pearl
Experience the rebirth of Lower Manhattan at the only hotel situated on iconic Wall Street. The David Rockwell designed property features 253 guestrooms starting at a generous 345 square feet, making them some of the largest hotel rooms in New York City. A 24-hour gym, Wi-Fi, non-alcoholic mini bar items, coffee and wine service in the lobby are complimentary.
Show your Night at the Museums Passport and get 20% off your bill at Bar 75. Offer valid on June 24, 2014 only.
Merchants Hospitality & The Lure Group
Get a 25% discount for River To River audience members who mention "River To River" at the following restaurants on June 24 from 4-8pm: Southwest NY (301 South End Avenue at the corner of Albany Street.), Pound and Pence (55 Liberty Street at the corner Nassau Street), Black Hound Bar (301 South End Avenue at the corner of Albany St.), Merchants River House (220 Liberty Street), Clinton Hall (90 Washington Street at the corner of Rector Street), Watermark Bar (Pier 15 | 78 South Street), and Ambrose Hall (18 Fulton Street at the corner of Front Street).
Reserve Cut at the Setai
40 Broad Street
Cross Streets: Beaver and Exchange
Get a 10% discount on June 24 upon presentation of the Night at the Museums Passport.