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El Museo del Barrio
This museum located on 104th street is the unofficial northern boundary of 5th Ave.’s Museum Mile. The Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 against the background of the civil rights movement and the call for a center of Latin American culture. This was concurrent to the opinion that American museums in general were too Eurocentric and tended to give other cultures only a cursory look. El Museo del Barrio was originally housed in a single classroom in Spanish Harlem, and from 1969 to 1976 ...
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Over 40% of the U.S. population descend from the 17 million immigrants that have passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. The three story Ellis Island Museum is housed in the small building that the immigrants came through in those 64 years. Ferry boats leave from Battery Park for the 27 acre island, including an option to visit the Statue of Liberty, located on an island nearby.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Housed in the building where George Washington said farewell to his
officers at the close of the American Revolution, Fraunces Tavern Museum
places particular emphasis on the history of the tavern and Lower
Manhattan during the Revolutionary War period. Fraunces Tavern was built
in 1719 as an elegant residence for the merchant Stephan Delancey and
his family. In 1762, the home was purchased by tavern-keeper Samuel
Fraunces, who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the da...