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  • Address: Boerum Place, New York, NY 11201, USA
  • Hours: Open Tue-Fri, 10am - 4pm; Sat & Sun, 11am - 5pm Closed Mondays and major holidays.
  • Admission: Adults $7, Children 2-17 $5

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New York Transit Museum Tours

Set in a decommissioned subway station in Brooklyn, the Transit Museum was opened in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial celebration. The original intention was for the museum to be temporary, but its displays of New York City transport memorabilia, subway dioramas, vintage streetcars and more proved so popular that the museum was made a permanent attraction.

In addition to a large archive of vintage photos, artifacts and documents (available to the public by appointment only) and rotating contemporary art exhibits, the museum presents three permanent exhibitions. Steel, Stone & Backbone: Building New York's Subways 1900-1925 is a thorough exploration of how the New York City subway was planned and implemented; the interactive Fare Collection features vintage turnstiles and modern-day MetroCard kiosks; and On the Streets: New York's Trolleys and Buses presents a simulated traffic intersection replete with a 12-seat bus, street signs, parking meters and fire hydrants, as well as histories of the men who electrified buses and streetcars.

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The museum has a gallery annex and store at Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, located just off the main concourse in the Shuttle Passage, adjacent to the Station Masters' Office. Here you can purchase clothing, accessories, maps, posters, toys and more that pertain to the MTA. This gallery annex is open seven days a week.

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New York Pass with Fast Track Access

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Your New York adventure just got easier, and less expensive, with the sightseeing card that offers access to more than 90 things to do, including the city’s ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

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