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New York City has no shortage of world-class museums. Stroll down the Museum Mile for access to thousands of years of history and art at the Met, the best in design history at the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, and groundbreaking exhibitions at the Guggenheim; explore the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side, or head to Midtown for a look at the Museum of Modern Art’s unparalleled collections. But what about museums that aren’t household names? We profile seven lesser-known, but must-visit NYC museums.
One of New York City’s oldest surviving buildings, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden offers a sneak peak into New York City history. Originally the ‘country house’ of Abigail Adams Smith when the city ended at what is now 14th Street, the house was constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate. In 1826, it was transformed into a hotel and garden for those seeking a getaway. Today, the museum stands as a prized relic of early New York life.