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


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The Skyscraper Museum is located at 39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. The Museum shares a building with The Wagner in Battery Park City, at the southwestern tip of Manhattan. Nearby landmarks include Bowling Green, Battery Park, and Castle Clinton.

Lower Manhattan streets and subway stops can be confusing, and maintenance and construction often result in re-routed subway service. Check out the MTA site for their advisory Weekend Guide, and information on any other service changes during the week. Here are some directions to get you to our door directly:


Option 1: 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.

Option 2: 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.

Option 3: 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.


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.

Hours & Admission


Wednesday – Sunday 12 – 6 PM


General Admission $5
Students and Seniors $2.50
Children under 12 FREE

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

The Museum is committed to making its collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences. The gallery is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs.

Group Visits

Guided tours are offered during non-public hours:

Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday - Sunday 10 AM-Noon

School & Camp Visits

The Skyscraper Museum holds an NYC Department of Education Vendor Number. The prices for guided and self-guided tours during non-public hours are:

Gallery Fee $35
Individual Student $2.50
First three instructors FREE
Additional instructor $5

School and camp tours are offered during non-public hours:

Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday - Sunday 10 AM-Noon