Behind the Scenes Tour Inside Gracie Mansion

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Explore inside Gracie Mansion on this special, behind-the-scenes tour led by a docent who is also an Untapped New York Insider! Guests will learn about the history of the house and visit interior spaces such as the dining room, ballroom, various parlors, the library, and more! In addition to this access, Insiders will also get to see a new installation, Catalyst: Art and Social Justice, curated by NYC's first lady, Chirlane McCray.

The iconic yellow mansion on the East River was built as a country home by a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie in 1799. It wasn’t until 1942, after the house served as a concession stand and the first location of the Museum of the City of New York, that the first New York City Mayor moved in. Fiorello LaGuardia was the first mayor to settle into Gracie Mansion and since then, every mayor except Bloomberg has called “The People’s House” home. This spring, Gracie Mansion is opening its doors to let us have a glimpse of life inside. Please note that photography cannot be taken in some areas of the house and grounds.


If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 2/26 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped New York Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 2/26 at 12 PM EST.

If you don't see a "Book Now" button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped New York Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member.

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at [email protected] so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped New York Insiders member events  and our upcoming public tours. Exterior photo by Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons, all other photos by Ethan Benedek for Untapped New York.

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  • Registration for this event opens Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 12PM EST
  • Dates and Times: Wednesday March 11th at 11:30 AM
  • Capacity: 30 people per time slot
  • Meeting Location: Gracie Mansion, E 88th St &, East End Ave, New York, NY 10028