New York City Police Museum — Temporarily CLOSED

100 Old Slip

Temporarily Closed The New York City Police Museum offers a comprehensive history of the NYPD, as well as giving a contemporary view at the world of law enforcement. Their permanent exhibit includes an array of weapons, police shields, fingerprint... more

Temporarily Closed

The New York City Police Museum offers a comprehensive history of the NYPD, as well as giving a contemporary view at the world of law enforcement. Their permanent exhibit includes an array of weapons, police shields, fingerprinting and forensic art stations, a drug awareness display and a tactics simulator. The Museum seeks to collect, preserve and interpret objects related to the history of the New York City Police Department, and to provide information about the Department's history through exhibitions, lectures, the Internet, publications, school events and other educational programs.


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New York City Police Museum — Temporarily CLOSED is located in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan. The financial hub of the United States, the seat of New York City government, and home to some of New York's oldest buildings, the Financial District has an illustrious history. 17th century settlers began building here, and given the many seafarers of the time, boats could be conveniently docked at one of the slips right near the settlements of wooden homes. Right nearby, in the heart of the district is Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States in 1789, also the meeting site for the First Congress. New York City was both the capital of the United States and New York State at the time.

The street names reflect the district's fascinating history: Fulton Street, named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat; Maiden Lane, originally called Magde Platje in Dutch; Beaver Street, recalling the once-significant beaver pelt trade, etc.

The area today houses some great economic powerhouses, including the headquarters of major banks, the New York Stock Exchange, in addition to the World Financial Center. Contrasts are extraordinary, from old two- and three-story old brick buildings near South Street Seaport to the nearby modern mega-skyscrapers. Some of the numerous other attractions include Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington bid farewell to his troops (also, they have a museum!); the newly-landscaped City Hall Park; the Museum of the American Indian and the US Custom House at Bowling Green; Trinity Church, the first parish church in New York City and the resting place of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton, among others; War Of 1812 strong hold Castle Clinton; the Staten Island-bound South Ferry; Battery Park; and the Federal Reserve Bank. Sadly, the biggest attraction since 9/11 has been the former World Trade Center site, although, thankfully, construction has finally filled the long-standing gouge in Lower Manhattan's face, and the stunning 9/11 Memorial and its attendant museum are welcome signs of a healing city. And, of course, soaring a symbolic 1,776 feet over the memorial is the new 1 World Trade Center!

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100 Old Slip
New York, NY 10038
(212) 480-3100
Website

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Admission And Tickets

$8 - Adults
$5 - Seniors, Children (6-18)
Members and children under 6: Free
NYPD: Free

This Week's Hours

Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm

Nearby Subway

  • to Wall St -- 0.3

Upcoming Events

History of NYPD Transportation

Explores the history and evolution of vehicles used by the NYPD.

09/16/2019 10:00 AM
Mon, September 16
10:00AM
$
$8 - Adults
$5 - Seniors, Children (6-18)
Members and children under 6: Free
NYPD: Free

Portraits of the Force

Historic 19th and 20th century photographs of NYPD officers.

09/16/2019 10:00 AM
Mon, September 16
10:00AM
$
$8 - Adults
$5 - Seniors, Children (6-18)
Members and children under 6: Free
NYPD: Free

Vintage Weapons and Notorious Criminals

Display of vintage weapons and some of the criminals that used them.

09/16/2019 10:00 AM
Mon, September 16
10:00AM
$
$8 - Adults
$5 - Seniors, Children (6-18)
Members and children under 6: Free
NYPD: Free

History of NYPD Transportation

Explores the history and evolution of vehicles used by the NYPD.

09/17/2019 10:00 AM
Tue, September 17
10:00AM
$
$8 - Adults
$5 - Seniors, Children (6-18)
Members and children under 6: Free
NYPD: Free
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@nycpolicemuseum

Head over to Governors Island to view vintage police cars. Located outside Pershing Hall, bldg 125!
https://t.co/iE91KXdTsS September 30, 2017

Today is a nice day to come visit us on Governor's Island! Located in Pershing Hall- bldg 125!…
https://t.co/THLgwGeglX August 03, 2017

@Dan_Bradshaw3 We are not sure yet. Please keep checking our website for updates. March 02, 2015

Unfortunately the Museum is closed. We do not want to mislead or give out wrong information. Please check our site for more updates! December 10, 2014

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