The Upper Gallery is currently closed for renovations.
These renovations will improve preservation of artifacts and enhance the visitor experience. The Lower Gallery has been reopened, its exhibits are methodically being returned. Period room tours are offered at the regularly scheduled times.
Plan A Field Trip
Please allow one hour for a tour of the period rooms. Allow thirty minutes for viewing a film. The complete visit should take approximately one and one half hours.
Please call 212-260-1616 to make reservations with a ranger. Be sure to make the staff aware of any themes or topics for your program. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Voicemail messages cannot be used for confirmation.
Did You Know?
Pelican Island was proclaimed the first U.S. National Wildlife Refuge by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903. This action was taken by the president to protect the island's birds from plume hunters. It also contributed to T.R. being known as one of the world's greatest conservationists.