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New York Transit Museum
Type: Attractions, Museums
Subways have been through a grand evolution and in some older stations, there were even electric chandeliers (as in Moscow now). Located in downtown Brooklyn, the museum is an homage to the Iron horse... Read More
Subways have been through a grand evolution and in some older stations, there were even electric chandeliers (as in Moscow now). Located in downtown Brooklyn, the museum is an homage to the Iron horse or the NYC subway system and the people who built it. Situated in a historic subway station since 1936, a visit to the Transit Museum is literally an immersion experience. The well-marked exhibitions take visitors on a continual descent into the station, and include historical documents, such as news reports and controversy surrounding the original construction of the subway, as well as interactive exhibitions and film screenings chronicling New York City's world-renowned public transportation system. The Transit Museum also has a collection of antique train cars that show the evolution of the equipment and on board experience.
- Mon: Close
- Tue-Fri: 10am-4pm
- Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm
- Adult $10; Senior (62+) $5; Child (2-17) $5
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Food is not available for purchase at this museum, so do be sure to pack a lunch or purchase food at one of the many nearby Brooklyn restaurants."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history (and one that will make you appreciate the subway).