Group and School Tours at Gracie Mansion
The People’s House and the Official Residence of New York’s Mayors since 1942
Gracie Mansion Conservancy offers group and school tours for up to 35 participants on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, and 11:30am. To schedule a group or school tour, please e-mail email@example.com.
For school groups, each reserving group is limited to a maximum of 35 students with an expected ratio of one adult for every 10 children. Two concurrent tours can also be requested during the same time slot.
The tours start on time; please arrive five (5) minutes prior your scheduled tour time with a form of government issued Photo ID (teachers only). NYPD reserves the right to deny access to guests without Photo ID. Anyone arriving ten (10) minutes or more after the designated hour will not be allowed in, but may wait for the next tour that day. No photography or filming is permitted in Gracie Mansion.
It is not possible to visit Gracie Mansion and its contents without a tour reservation. It is a secure residence, not a traditional museum.
Spaces are extremely limited. Reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you please honor your reservation as there is a waitlist to tour Gracie Mansion.
In case of an emergency and you cannot attend, please let us know directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are non-transferable.
Thank you for reserving today. We look forward to greeting you at Gracie Mansion,
The People’s House and home of the Mayor and First Lady Chirlane McCray.
All tours are rain or shine!
Tour Curriculum (PDF)
Getting To Gracie Mansion
Gracie Mansion is accessible by public transportation.
VIA SUBWAY: Take the 4 5 6 trains to 86th Street. Walk 5 blocks east to East End Avenue, then two blocks north to 88th Street.
Or take the Q to 86th Street and 2nd Avenue. Walk 3 blocks east to East End Avenue, then two blocks north to 88th Street.
VIA BUS: Take the crosstown M86 or the M31 which run on York Avenue, to York Avenue and 88th Street. Walk one block east to East End Avenue.
NYC Ferry: Take the NYC Ferry (Soundview Route) NYC FERRY to the East 90th Street Ferry Landing and walk south 2 blocks, Gracie Mansion will be
located West of the waterway.
There is no parking at Gracie Mansion.
The following list of nearby garages is included for your convenience.
Icon Parking Systems
536 East 88th Street (between York and East End Avenues)
LAZ East 87th
1664 York Avenue (between 87th and 88th Streets)
Waterview Parking, Inc.
590 East 89th Street (between York and East End Avenues)
Security & Additional Information
At the present time we are only providing tours in English and soon hope to expand to other languages.
We are not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization or
association that would like to tour the house, please email your request including your name, size of your organization, and nature of the proposed group, to email@example.com
Please note that the Gracie Mansion Conservancy information line has changed to 212-676- 3060, however we only accept reservations online so please do not leave tour requests there.
Gracie Mansion is wheelchair accessible. Please arrive 15 minutes prior tour time.
Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following: book bags,
backpacks, food and beverages of any kind, strollers, video cameras, selfie sticks, tobacco products, any pointed objects (pens, knitting needles, etc.), aerosol containers, guns, ammunition, fireworks, electric stun guns, mace, martial arts weapons/devices, or knives of any size. The NYPD reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items.
Umbrellas, wallets, compact cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches, cell phones and car keys are permitted.
Come prepared; there are no storage facilities on-site.