Free Lower Manhattan Museum Admissions
Each June, the annual Night at the Museums event provides free admission to museums and cultural sites in Lower Manhattan.
All the venues are located in Lower Manhattan and within walking distance of each other.
The 2017 event is June 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Participating venues for 2017 are the African Burial Grounds National Monument, China Institute, Federal Hall National Memorial, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Archives of New York City, National Museum of the American Indian, National September 11 Memorial Museum, 9/11 Tribute Center, NYC Municipal Archives, Poets House, The Skyscraper Museum, and South Street Seaport Museum.
Lower Manhattan Tours also offers free tours during the event. Advance reservations are required for the tours.
Several of the participating venues have free admission all the time (African Burial Grounds National Monument, Federal Hall National Monument, NYC Municipal Archives, and National Museum of the American Indian), so if I want to make a day of visiting these Lower Manhattan sites, you could visit those first and leave the ones that normally charge admission for the 4:00 – 8:00 free admission time.
Visit the official event website for details.
The participating venues are all located in Lower Manhattan. See a map of venues.