Must-See Lower Manhattan
by Colleen Clark and nycgo.com staff, 04/17/2013
The Skyscraper Museum. Photo: Julienne Schaer
For a neighborhood famous for looking forward, the Financial District has in recent years begun to take a look back: a number of museums have expanded and found permanent homes in the area. Learn about urban architecture, law enforcement and much more at the neighborhood's multitude of museums. We suggest starting at The Skyscraper Museum, an homage to that iconic NYC edifice and everything necessary to bring it from architectural daydream to skyline-altering reality. Then head off to celebrate NYC's many different cultures at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Museum of the American Indian, with plenty more within easy walking distance.
Culture vultures, take note: enjoy deep savings with the Downtown Culture Pass, which gives you three days of unlimited admissions to eight downtown museums (including The Skyscraper Museum and the Museum of Jewish Heritage), plus gift shop discounts and a neighborhood walking tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit downtownculturepass.org.