Fort Tryon Park
With 66.627 acres wide, it is the host park for the Cloisters in the very northern edge in Inwood, Manhattan which has a pavement for the walkers on the nature born landscape that is really enjoyable. You can feel it is never the area in Manhattan !
Photo courtesy of Jane Schachat
Address : W 192nd St to Dyckman St
URL : http://www.nyrp.org/theparks-forttryon.htm
Subway : A Line 190th St
The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe. Best known for the beautiful tapestries on display, the Cloisters also offer architectural installations, a series of special programs, and fantastic views of the Hudson. "Located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, the building incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters--quadrangles enclosed by a roofed or vaulted passageway, or arcade--and from other monastic sites in southern France. Three of the cloisters reconstructed at the branch museum feature gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and poetry, garden documents and herbals, and medieval works of art, such as tapestries, stained-glass windows, and column capitals. Approximately five thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about A.D. 800 with particular emphasis on the twelfth through fifteenth century, are exhibited in this unique and sympathetic context."
Subway A to 190th St. Then take M4 bus to Fort Tryon Park-The Cloisters.
Bus M4 Madison Ave to Fort Tryon Park-The Cloisters.
Car Henry Hudson north to first exit after George Washington Bridge.
Address : 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park
URL : http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_Of_Art/department.asp?dep=7
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Educational Programs for students are available at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. "Programs at the Dyckman Farmhouse offer classes studying U.S. history, colonial times, neighborhoods, communities and families an in-depth look at the elements of pre-industrial life."
Address: 4881 Broadway (at 204th St)
URL : http://www.nycgovparks.org/../dyckman_farmhouse_museum.html
Subway: 1 Line Dyckam St
Hours: Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, closed Mondays and major holidays.
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house, was headquarters to General Washington in September and October of 1776. After Washington's departure, the Mansion played host to a succession of British and Hessian military leaders, served briefly as an inn for weary travelers, and finally returned to its role as country house. And that's just the beginning of the fascinating history of this stately mansion built on a hilltop in 1765.
Address : 65 Jumel Terrace
URL : http://www.morrisjumel.org/
Subway : C Line 163rd St, 155th St
Hours : 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission : $4.00
The Hispanic Society of America
The Hispanic Society of America was founded on May 18, 1904, by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955). The Society first opened its doors in 1908 at the Beaux-Arts building on Audubon Terrace that still serves as its home.
Address : 613 W 155th St
URL : http://www.hispanicsociety.org/
Subway : 1 Line Broadway-157th St
Hours : 10:00am-4:30pm
Admission : FREE
The Little Red Lighthouse
The Little Red Lighthouse stands proudly beneath the George Washington Bridge on the New York shore. She reminds us that all things big or small have a significant place in our world. The children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Big Grey Bridge by Hildegarde Swift taught this lesson well. The Little Red served as a navigational aid before and after the bridge was built.
Getting There by Subway: A, to 181st St. will leave you at a reasonable walking distance.