Aerial photo of Lower Manhattan and the location of the Skyscraper Museum on 39 Battery Place


The Skyscraper Museum is located at 39 Battery Place in Battery Park City, at the corner of First Place and across the street from the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Directions by subway and bus, then walking, are described below.

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Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green. Walk west, toward the Hudson River, along the park-side of Battery Park. Follow the street around the bend and you'll come to the Museum's entrance, directly across the street from the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Take the 1 or the R to South Ferry-Whitehall Street. From the Ferry you can walk alongside Battery Park (on the park-side) directly to the Museum. When you see the Museum of Jewish Heritage, we're right across the street. Although it's a bit more difficult, you can also get off either line at the Rector Street station and follow the directions below.

Take the 1 or R to Rector Street. Take Rector Street west (downhill) until you get to the West Side Highway. Here, make a left, and walk another block, crossing the intersection at the light for the Parking Garage and Tunnel Exit. Immediately after crossing this intersection, cross the Highway at the light. This will take you into Battery Park City, where the first north/south street will be Battery Place. You'll want to take a left (walk south) on Battery Place, and walk three blocks or so to the Museum's entrance, at 39 Battery Place, across the street from the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Take the W/R to Whitehall Street, walk west along Battery Place.

Take the 1 to South Ferry, north along Battery Park/State Street, turn left and walk west on Battery Place.

Take the J/M/Z to Broad Street, walk one block west to Broadway, and then south to the corner of Battery Place and Bowling Green. Walk west on Battery Place.


The M20 is the 7th Avenue bus, which will stop in front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, directly across the street from the Museum. The M15 (Second Avenue), M15 SBS, and M5 (Fifth Avenue) buses will take you to South Ferry-Whitehall Street, at which point you can follow the South Ferry instructions, above.

M9 to Battery Park City, stops in front of Museum.


FDR Drive to Battery Park City East exit or West Side Highway becomes West Street. Turn right onto Battery Place. Parking is available at several parking garages in the neighborhood.

Hours & Admission


Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6 PM


General Admission FREE*
Students and Seniors FREE*
Children under 12 FREE

*Admission is currently FREE for all visitors.

Free for members of the military, police, fire departments, veterans, and visitors who are disabled and their caregivers.

The Skyscraper Museum proudly participates in the Museums for All program.

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