September 28, 2017 through March 31, 2018
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.
New York Transit Museum
$10; $5 children ages 2-17
Brooklyn began with a ferry. The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn, traces the roots of Downtown Brooklyn all the way back to 1642, when the first commercial ferry slip between Long Island and New Amsterdam opened on Old Fulton Street. Using archival photographs and objects from the museum’s extensive collection, the new exhibit celebrates centuries of investment and innovation in transportation that made the evolution of Downtown Brooklyn possible, and explores transportation’s key role in the commercial and residential development of Brooklyn and the Greater New York region.
Address: Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201
About New York Transit Museum
Standard hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
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