Gracie Mansion

Yorkville, Manhattan

Credit: NYC Gov

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a sleepy, scenic bend in the East River, five miles north of what was then New York City. More than two centuries later, Gracie Mansion is a historic treasure in the heart of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities. It is one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan, a member of New York’s Historic House Trust, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places which has been affectionately proclaimed by all NYC mayors including Mayor Adams, who continues to uphold the long standing tradition of referring to Gracie Mansion as the “People’s House” Gracie Mansion opens its doors to thousands of visitors yearly from all over the world eager to join our free public tours. During Open House New York Weekend, Gracie Mansion will host tours at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 1:30PM. [Free tickets are required and available at the link.](https://www.graciemansion.org/booking-calendar/open-house-new-york-on-10-21?referral=service_list_widget) Tours are approximately 1 hour providing an enriched overview of the history, art and culture of the house since its construction to date. During this hour it gives guests the opportunity to engage with an expert volunteer docent as they walk through a time in history, taking in the beautiful interior design, and architectural integrity of the entire mansion.   

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a sleepy, scenic bend in the East River, five miles north of what was then New York City. More than two centuries later, Gracie Mansion is a historic treasure in the heart of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities. It is one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan, a member of New York’s Historic House Trust, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places which has been affectionately proclaimed by all NYC mayors including Mayor Adams, who continues to uphold the long standing tradition of referring to Gracie Mansion as the “People’s House”

Gracie Mansion opens its doors to thousands of visitors yearly from all over the world eager to join our free public tours. During Open House New York Weekend, Gracie Mansion will host tours at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 1:30PM. [Free tickets are required and available at the link.](https://www.graciemansion.org/booking-calendar/open-house-new-york-on-10-21?referral=service_list_widget)

Tours are approximately 1 hour providing an enriched overview of the history, art and culture of the house since its construction to date. During this hour it gives guests the opportunity to engage with an expert volunteer docent as they walk through a time in history, taking in the beautiful interior design, and architectural integrity of the entire mansion. 
 

1799

E 88th St &, East End Avenue
New York, NY 10028