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.
“This is a very a very interesting place and tour if you would like to learn some very interesting facts. It was really fun and Ashley the guide was great!”
“Really an interesting peak into NYC history in a landmark gangster building. Especially exciting if you were a "Boardwalk Empire" fan! I appreciate keeping these...”
“Really an interesting peak into NYC history in a landmark gangster building. Especially exciting if you were a "Boardwalk Empire" fan! I appreciate keeping these jewels of New York preserved at a time when many historic place are being destroyed to build high rise luxury housing and boutiques.”
“After the tour, take your time and look around at all of the memorabilia. It is all quite interesting.”