Hoboken Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Hoboken; our list of the best things to see, including Statue of Liberty, Federal Hall and Rubin Museum Of Art.
  • The best place in Hoboken: Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty National Monument is a national monument comprising Liberty Island and Ellis Island. It includes the Statue of Liberty, situated on Liberty Island, and the former immigration depot on Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886. The immigration station at Ellis Island opened in 1892 and closed in 1954.
    Liberty Park food nearby
  • Federal Hall

    Federal Hall

    26 Wall St
    On this site on April 30, 1789, George Washington stood on a balcony overlooking Wall Street and was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. The old building on the site had been used as New York's city hall and had hosted some of the first congregations of the colonies in the lead-up to the American Revolution, such as the Stamp Act Congress. After the revolution the building, now Federal Hall, briefly housed Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices before the national capital moved to Philadelphia. The current building dates to 1842 and was used first as a Customs House, then later the US Sub-Treasury (millions of dollars of gold and silver were kept in the basement vaults). Today the building is maintained by the National Park Service as a museum dedicated to the history of the site. Guided tours of the building are available, or you can just walk in and look up at the rotunda and view some of the artifacts, such as the bible Washington used in his inauguration ceremony.
    Financial District eat nearby
  • Rubin Museum Of Art

    Rubin Museum Of Art

    150 W 17th St
    Mo 11AM – 5PM, Tu: Closed, We: 11AM – 7PM, Th: 11AM – 5PM, Fr: 11AM – 10PM, Sa and Su: 11AM – 6PM. Adults - $10, Seniors, Students - $5, Children (12 and younger) - free, Free for all Fr 6 – 10PM. Art of the Himalayas.
    Chelsea restaurants nearby
  • B&H

    B&H

    420 9th Av.
    Perhaps the best camera and photography equipment store in New York, this is the place to go for any of the cameras and camera accessories you might want. The selection is good and the staff is knowledgeable and willing to discuss things with you. It is owned and heavily staffed by Hasidic Jews, so it is closed on Friday nights, Saturdays, and all Jewish holidays except for Hanukkah. B&H provides its holiday closing schedule here.
    Chelsea
  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden

    4 Pennsylvania Plaza
    Box office: M-F 9AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-6PM; if event takes place outside regular hours, box office opens at least 1 hour before event start until 1 hour after event start. One of the world's most famous and busiest arenas, Madison Square Garden is home to the New York Rangers [1] NHL team, the New York Knicks [2] NBA team, the New York Liberty [3] WNBA team, and the St. John's Red Storm [4] college men's basketball team, as well as numerous concerts and entertainment events. In addition to most St. John's home games, the Garden also hosts three major college men's basketball events each year. At the start of the season, the Garden hosts the semifinals and finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off [5], a prestigious early-season event operated by the country's main college sports body, the NCAA. After the regular season, the Garden then hosts the Big East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament [6] in early March, which determines the conference's automatic representative in the wildly popular NCAA tournament. Finally, in late March, the Garden hosts the semifinals and finals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) [7], a tournament that the NCAA operates as something of a consolation prize for teams that do not make the NCAA tournament.
    Chelsea eat nearby
  • Governors Island

    Governors Island

    ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street
    Open seasonally; W-Th guided tours take place at 10AM and 1PM, F ferries leave every hour 10AM-3PM, Sa-Su ferries leave every hour 10AM-5PM, from Brooklyn ferries leave every 20 minutes. Free. Governors Island has a long military history, home to headquarters and military posts of the United States Army from 1794 until 1966, then a complex for the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a historic district open to tours.
    Financial District restaurants nearby
  • African Burial Ground National Monument

    African Burial Ground National Monument

    290 Broadway, 1st floor
    Visitor Center: Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM except Federal holidays; Memorial: Daily 9AM-5PM except Federal holidays. Free. For most of the 18th century, Africans in New York City were buried in a graveyard outside the city. The graveyard was eventually forgotten and was rediscovered in 1991. This museum and memorial site commemorate the estimated 15,000 Africans that were interred on the site of the memorial. Note that the museum is located inside of a Federal building so airport-style security should be expected.
    Financial District food nearby
  • Discovery Times Square

    Discovery Times Square

    New York Times Bldg226 W 44th St
    Discovery Times Square Exposition is an exhibition hall that caters to traveling exhibitions that are deemed "too large, too expensive, too nondisciplinary or too commercial" for local museums. Discovery TSX has been home to Harry Potter: The Exhibition, CSI: The Experience, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, King Tut NYC: Return of the King, and Pompeii the Exhibit.
    Chelsea eat nearby
  • High Line Park

    High Line Park

    Built on a defunct railway that runs 30 feet above Manhattan between 10th and 11th Avenues, from 34th Street to Gansevoort Street.
    Chelsea restaurants nearby
  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    Main Library, 42nd St and 6th Ave
    Located behind the Main Library, this shady park is an excellent spot to relax and get some good views of the surrounding skyscrapers. The park has free wireless internet, a children's carousel, several food and drink kiosks, and seasonal shows such as Fashion Week.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • J&R Music and Computer World

    J&R Music and Computer World

    23 Park Row
    M-Sa 9AM-7:30PM, Su 10:30AM-6:30PM. Occupies an entire block of stores right across the street from City Hall Park and sells the widest selection of computers, computer accessories, and various other electronic products (including blank CDs and batteries) in New York, at the lowest prices short of ordering through the internet. It is also probably the second best source of digital cameras and accessories in New York (B&H near Penn Station is generally considered by New Yorkers to be the best source). Well worth visiting if you need something right away or prefer to look at products before purchasing them. Generous return policies, too.
    Financial District
  • Strand Bookstore

    Strand Bookstore

    828 Broadway
    One of the foremost used bookstores in New York, reportedly housing over 18 miles of shelf space, all of it crammed to capacity. A recent renovation has opened up the space tremendously, though that will be a surprise to any newcomer, who will marvel at the wall-to-wall crowds.
    East Village
  • Film Forum

    Film Forum

    209 W Houston St
    Nonprofit cinema showcasing independent and art film.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • Anthology Film Archives

    Anthology Film Archives

    32 Second Avenue
    A varied program of unique films, both repertory and new, most playing for only one or two screenings. Many of the films shown here can't be seen anywhere else (for better or worse). It also plays host to several film festivals yearly.
    East Village eat nearby
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    1 Albany St
    M-F 10AM-8PM, Sa-Su and holidays 9AM-8PM (last entry one hour before closing). Free. On the site of the former World Trade Center towers, the memorial consists of two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools set within the footprints of the twin towers, lined with bronze panels with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of that fateful day inscribed. The surrounding plaza holds a grove of trees. A museum is under construction nearby - for now only the glass pavilion which will serve as the entrance is visible, with two large artifacts from the towers within. Due to construction on new towers and facilities on the WTC site, access to the site is currently restricted - a timed reservation system is being used and you must reserve your tickets in advance. Go to the website [2] to reserve a pass.
    Financial District restaurants nearby
  • Northwest Film Forum

    Northwest Film Forum

    1515 12th Ave
    Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the nation's leading center for film artists. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, 360 days a year, as well as quarterly world premiere live performances.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • Museum of Chinese in America

    Museum of Chinese in America

    215 Centre St
    M 11AM-5PM, Th 11AM-9PM, F 11AM-5PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM, closed Tu-W. $7 adults, $4 students/seniors, children under 12 free. Exhibits on the history and culture of Chinese-Americans.
    Little Italy eat nearby
  • Liberty Science Center

    Liberty Science Center

    in Liberty State Park
    The Science Center is open, after a $109 million, 22-month expansion project. It features six major new exhibition areas and the nation's largest IMAX Dome theater.
    Liberty Park restaurants nearby
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    36 Battery Pl
    Su-Tu,Th 10AM-5:45PM, W 10AM-8PM, F 10AM-5PM. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, children 12 and under free; free admission W 4-8PM. A memorial to the Holocaust.
    Battery Park food nearby
  • St. Ann's Warehouse

    St. Ann's Warehouse

    38 Water Street
    $140 for five shows $119 for four, etc.. A nondescript building on the corner of Water and Dock Streets, St. Ann's Warehouse delivers consistently impressive avant garde theater.
    Williamsburg eat nearby
  • World Financial Center

    World Financial Center

    Shopping, dining, events and the Winter Garden all open to the public.
    Financial District
  • New York City Fire Museum

    New York City Fire Museum

    278 Spring St
    Suggested admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/students/children. Housed in a restored 1904 firehouse, the NYC Fire Museum covers the history of fire fighting in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Displays include antique aparatus, uniforms and equipment, as well as an apartment fire simulator.
    Soho food nearby
  • Here Arts Center

    Here Arts Center

    145 6th Ave
    Performing arts venue.
    Greenwich Village eat nearby
  • M-F 7AM-6PM, Sa 8AM-4PM, Su 7AM-4PM. Free. An Episcopalian (Anglican) church and parish was first established on this site in 1697 under charter by King William III. The present Neo-Gothic Revival church building (the third incarnation) dates from 1846 and remains a significant landmark within Downtown. The original burial ground at Trinity Church includes the graves and memorials of many historic figures, including Alexander Hamilton, William Bradford, Robert Fulton, and Albert Gallatin.
    Financial District restaurants nearby
  • Cooper Union

    Cooper Union

    Cooper Square
    Cooper Union was until recently the only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture and engineering. They recently started charging tuition for regular classes but still give free extension courses. The college, established in 1859, occupies several buildings, but the most recognizable and famous is the Foundation Building, which is situated on the block to the south of Astor Place between the two branches of Cooper Square (one being the southward extension of 3rd Av. and the other, an avenue that connects the Bowery with 4th Av. at Astor Place). The college, the legacy of Peter Cooper, occupies a special place in the history of American education.
    East Village food nearby
  • South Street Seaport Museum

    South Street Seaport Museum

    12 Fulton St
    Jan-Mar: F-M 10AM-5PM, Ships noon-4PM; Apr-Dec: Tu-Su 10AM-6PM. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $5 children, children under 5 free. A museum with exhibits on the historic Seaport area and a collection of ships at the South Street Seaport on the East River open for tours.
    Financial District eat nearby
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