Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 

Museums & Galleries


The Bronx may not have mega-size museums or museums as prominent as in Manhattan. Whatever museums there are in the Bronx, there are not as many and generally smaller compared to Manhattan. Thus, most go unnoticed by many visitors to New York City. You will be missing a lot if you are one of them, since the Bronx Tourism Council promotes its museums as part of the borough’s cultural and historical heritage. Furthermore, many of the museums are free to enter or at least on certain periods of the week.

Maritime College, Bronx (New York City)

Maritime College by Jim Henderson

A major museum in the borough is the Bronx Museum of the Arts, a contemporary arts museum founded in 1971. The museum has a collection of more than 1,000 work of arts representing the cultural diversity of America’s artists. Collections include photographs, paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler is located in the State University of New York Maritime College campus. The museum focuses on the maritime history of the area with collections ranging from old photographs to navigational instruments.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City

Bronx Museum of the Arts by Jim Henderson

The famous American writer Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) once lived in the Bronx and the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage where he once lived is still standing as a museum. Van Cortlandt House Museum is the oldest building in the Bronx, and once home to several generations of the Cortlandt family until sold to the city and converted into a museum in 1897. City Island Nautical Museum is a small but interesting museum devoted to City Island’s maritime history of fishing, shipbuilding, and yacht building.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx (New York City)

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage by Dmadeo


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