Gracie Mansion

Any of us could live here if we had a majority.

Before you go: Visitors must take a guided tour to enter Gracie Mansion. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge.

Street Address: East End Ave at 88th St
Hours: Tours are given on Wednesdays at 10a, 11a, 1p, and 2p; reservations are required and can be made by calling 311

Getting there: 4, 5, 6 trains to 86th St

Once you arrive at the entrance to Gracie Mansion: staff can direct you to the meeting point for a tour. Remember to tell your guide that you hold the Key to the City.

Your key will unlock: a closet in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor.

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  1. Anna T says:

    A lovely home & close to a park for you to enjoy a nice walk, but when you’re in the house, they have tents set up outside so you can’t see the East River. I have to admit, it was a nice check in the room. It was alot of money back in the days.

  2. Kiasa says:

    Tours are for kids 7 and up. Since I have two kids under 7 years we couldn’t do the tour, but the woman I talked with on the phone said they would allow us to still use our key to the city. We haven’t been yet, so I’m not sure if it is worth the trip.

  3. nicole tammelleo says:


    I would love to get a key from someone if possible. I am happy to pick it up and pay for the cost…

  4. Susan Tan says:

    Hi! I’d love to get a key from someone, pick it up anywhere in NYC, and pay for the cost. Thanks!

  5. The Wings says:

    Gorgeous mansion. Beautiful view. I would love to go back to have tea next time. The tour was very informative and a lot of fun. I was pleasantly surprise to find the proof of the cost of the property in those days.

  6. lisa says:

    we had a great time! And we’d never known that park existed! Nice walk on the water and then we got chocolates at Martine’s. Fun day! Off to Queens tonight.

  7. Matt Gaynord says:

    No photos allowed on the tour :( Beautiful house…
    they will let you take ONE PHOTO at the bedroom closet and they were very accommodating to Key to the City Holders

  8. Ben's Mom says:

    We went earlier this week. They were very nice about my little boy (age 6), who held my hand the entire way. Large number in our tour group had keys.

  9. Tom Wall says:

    I went this past Wednesday, and a large number in our tour had keys, as well! The mansion was BEAUTIFUL, and the tour was extraordinarily informative in terms of the history of the mansion and the Federalist style in general. I could have possibly lived in NYC for my whole life and never taken the time to go (since tours are on Wednesdays, it’s not exactly the most convenient place to visit). Thanks to the Key to the City, I was motivated to go and see this NYC treasure. :-)

  10. L.A. says:

    Loved the house and the site but with so many rules, are you truly open?