To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father’s skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.
$20 for Two Museum Admissions Plus a Guided Tour ($40 Total Value)
After a guided tour (a $5 value each), museum admission (a $15 value each) grants two adults the chance to browse the museum’s exhibits and artifacts on their own.
Museum of the American Gangster
Housed in a former speakeasy, the Museum of the American Gangster isn’t obvious on a casual stroll down St. Mark’s Place. If visitors know to look for number 80, though, they pass through a black gate and up a flight of stairs, where a plethora of artifacts and exhibits awaits. The museum focuses on American organized crime through the decades, which includes profiling mob bosses, Prohibition-era gangsters, serial bank robbers, and dastardly Scooby-Doo villains. The New York Times praised co-owner and tour guide Lorcan Otway as "so encyclopedic that touring the rooms takes an hour," as he expounds upon America's unique relationship with hedonism and straight-laced morality. In the Wall Street Journal, correspondent Alexandra Cheney mentions noteworthy finds including the museum's genuine Tommy guns, vintage whiskey bottles, and old copper stills.
80% of 437 customers recommend
“Definitely take the guided tour to get the full experience. It's a small space so you wouldn't think there would be much to it, but there is literally 2 hours worth...”
“Definitely take the guided tour to get the full experience. It's a small space so you wouldn't think there would be much to it, but there is literally 2 hours worth of history to check out. The tour guide was really passionate and knew his stuff. I highly recommend this place!”
“Even though the museum itself is in a small space, the guided tour is so thorough and interesting that you have to allow yourself 1 1/2 to 2 hours for your visit.”
“It was great!”
80 St. Marks Pl. (between 2nd Ave. & 1st Ave.)
New York, New York 10003