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 Your Visit
Park Ranger guided tours of the period rooms are available on the hour, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4:00pm. Each tour lasts approximately forty minutes.
The period rooms can only be seen by guided tours.
The exhibit galleries are currently closed for renovations. Guided tours of the period rooms are still available during the gallery renovations.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please to call (212) 260-1616 and speak with a Ranger to book a group visit. A two-week advance notice is necessary. Voice mail 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.