Executive Director of Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Paul Gunther, will lead a one-hour tour concentrating on the architecture of this rare surviving example of a Federal-era wood
frame house built as a county retreat in 1799 by Scottish immigrant and successful trader Archibald Gracie. The visit also includes the 1966 Wagner Wing built as a public event and
meeting space in what as a controversial classical revival style by Mott Schmidt, whose solution flew in the face of Modernism near its theoretical apogee. Since the year 1942 the now
landmark mansion serves as The People ‘s House and official residence of New York’s mayors.
Specified dates will show in the drop-down menu below as they become available. Spaces are extremely limited. We look most forward to welcoming you.
Please complete the below form to request an available date and time.
Each individual reservation is limited to two (2) persons.
Your confirmation will be on your screen after signing up – you will receive no further confirmation. You may print this receipt to
bring with you.
Our tours times are as follows: 10:00am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm on Mondays only. If you do not see a slot available in the drop-down menu it means that it is fully booked. Please register for an alternate time. The tours start on time; please arrive five (5) minutes prior your scheduled tour time with a form of government issued Photo ID. NYPD reserves the right to deny access to guests without Photo ID. Anyone arriving ten (10) minutes or more after the designated hour will not be allowed in, but may wait for the next tour that day. No photography or filming is permitted in Gracie Mansion.
Spaces are extremely limited. Reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you please honor your reservation as there is a waitlist to tour Gracie Mansion. In case of an emergency and you cannot attend, please let us know directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are non- transferable.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you.
All tours are rain or shine!
NEW Installation: New York 1942 / New Yorkers at Work and Play
In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Gracie Mansion Conservancy has launched a new art installation at Gracie Mansion, titled "New York 1942," which consists of previously and newly acquired works. All of the additional pieces come from the period when Gracie Mansion became the official mayoral residence beginning with Fiorello La Guardia.
More than 20 institutions and collectors showed their generosity in the telling of this narrative with the variety of loans. These objects evoke visions of the people and the city in the shadow of World War II, as it is connected to migrations, labor, civic discourse, creative innovation and popular culture. In all, they offer a glimpse into the texture of life in New York City during a time of dynamic change in local and global history. It was an age of new possibilities and progressive momentum that placed New York at the epicenter of the post-war world, much as it holds today.
The new pieces have been carefully curated by Kalia M. Brooks, consulting curator to the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of World War II.
Additional Information / Security
At the present time we are only providing tours in English and soon hope to expand to other languages.
We are not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization or association that would like to tour the house, please email your request including your name, size of your organization, and nature of the proposed group, to email@example.com
Please note that the Gracie Mansion Conservancy information line has changed to 212- 676- 3060, however we only accept reservations online so please do not leave tour requests there.
Gracie Mansion is wheelchair accessible. Please arrive 15 minutes prior tour time.
Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following: book bags, backpacks, food and beverages of any kind, strollers,
video cameras, selfie sticks, tobacco products, any pointed objects (pens, knitting needles, etc.), aerosol containers, guns, ammunition, fireworks,
electric stun guns, mace, martial arts weapons/devices, or knives of any size. The NYPD reserves the right to prohibit any other
Umbrellas, wallets, compact cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches, cell phones and car keys are permitted. Come prepared; there are no storage facilities on-site.
Getting to Gracie Mansion
Gracie Mansion is accessible by public transportation.
VIA SUBWAY: Take the , , trains to 86th Street. Walk 5 blocks east to East End Avenue, then two blocks north to 88th Street.
Or take the to 86th Street and 2nd Avenue. Walk 3 blocks east to East End Avenue, then two blocks north to 88th Street.
VIA BUS: Take the crosstown M86 or the M31 which run on York Avenue, to York Avenue and 88th Street. Walk one block east to East End Avenue.
VIA FERRY: Take the NYC Ferry (Soundview Route) to the East 90th Street Ferry Landing and walk south 2 blocks, Gracie Mansion will be located West of the waterway.
There is no parking at Gracie Mansion. The following list of nearby garages is included for your convenience.
Icon Parking Systems
536 East 88th Street (between York and East End Avenues)
LAZ East 87th
1664 York Avenue (between 87th and 88th Streets)
Waterview Parking, Inc.
590 East 89th Street (between York and East End Avenues)