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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Museum of the American Gangster

We were given free tickets to the Museum of the American Gangster for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Museum of the American Gangster

Where: 80 St. Marks Pl.
             New York, NY

Who:  Teens and Up

Mom - One of New York City's most unique museum's is the Museum of the American Gangster. Here you can learn about prohibition, temperance, and the beginnings of organized crime. Artifacts include wanted posters, guns, and lots of pictures. The location of the museum is not just arbitrary. It is a part of the history. The building used to be a speakeasy.  Not everything in the museum is related to the prohibition era, however, there are some artifacts relating to more modern criminals including Henry Hill's footprints, his jacket and  a painting he made. The museum is mostly contained within two small rooms, but there is quite a lot located within that small space. You could go through yourself, but a tour is included with your ticket and just looking at the objects and pictures isn't nearly as fascinating as learning about their history. Guided tours are given daily at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM and take about an hours and fifteen minutes.  Neither the tour nor the museum is for young children who might be frightened by some of the stories, pictures, and/or the objects.  For older children, it depends on the child and what interests them and how easily they get scared.


For more information visit museumoftheamericangangster.org

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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