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.
82% of 515 customers recommend
“Very informative and detailed The tour guy is awesome!”
“If you can get there on a day when Austin is the tour guide (I went on a Saturday afternoon), this is well worth the cost (Groupon was 2 tix for $20). Not only was...”
“If you can get there on a day when Austin is the tour guide (I went on a Saturday afternoon), this is well worth the cost (Groupon was 2 tix for $20). Not only was he knowledgable, but he really made the history come to life. Great tour overall.”
“We went very close to the time they opened and were the only ones on our tour since it was after Labor Day It was nice to be the only ones since we could really ask...”
“We went very close to the time they opened and were the only ones on our tour since it was after Labor Day It was nice to be the only ones since we could really ask questions about the buildings history Overall -- a great time!”