Your Invitation to Visit Gracie Mansion
January 26th, 2016, 4:52 pm
MAS is happy to share the news that the recently restored Gracie Mansion is once offering tours to the public. We invite all members of the MAS community to check out a new series of free tours offered on Tuesdays at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm. Don’t forget to register! Background on Gracie Mansion In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the contemporary City limits. More than two centuries later it stands overlooking the Hell Gate rapids and the Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge skyway as one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan and a member of New York’s Historic House Trust, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gracie Mansion Conservancy continues to operate as a charitable organization dedicated to enhancing and enlivening its namesake address. Its mission is to preserve, interpret, and safeguard the Mansion with contributions for the landmark and its art and furnishings, including periodic changes to illuminate its Federal Period origins through to the New York of today, as well as harkening forward to changes ahead.