Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
421 East 61st Street (York-1st)
212-838-6878; Fax: 212-838-7390
The museum transports the visitor back to the 1830s when the building was known as the Mount Vernon Hotel, a popular country resort for New Yorkers seeking to escape the crowded city. The eight period rooms are furnished with 19th century decorative arts, and an Orientation Center features changing exhibits on New York history. Admission: $8 adults, $7 students/seniors, museum members and children under 12 free. Open: Tues.-Sun. 11 am - 4 pm. Closed on Mondays and on all major holidays.