Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue known for its high concentration of museums. The mile stretches from 82nd Street to 105th Street along the east side of Central Park.
As the home to nine outstanding New York City Museums, including some of the best museums in the world, these 22 blocks are rich with culture and fine art.
This pleasant part of Fifth Avenue has a delightful atmosphere, making it a lovely place to take a walk. This road bordering Central Park and is lined with tall trees that provide a nice covering of shade over a wide sidewalk and benches. The buildings of the Upper East Side tower high above.
The museums are listed by cross street, in order from north to south.
|109th||Museum for African Art|
|Promotion of African art and culture through exhibitions of historical and contemporary African Art.|
|104th||El Museo del Barrio|
|Latin America and Caribbean culture shared through a collection of objects spanning over 800 years.|
|103rd||Museum of the City of New York|
|All about New York City – its past, future, diversity, and character.|
|92nd||The Jewish Museum|
|4000 years of Jewish culture, expressed through archaeological artifacts and works of art.|
|91st||Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum|
|Historic and contemporary design, displayed in the stately Andrew Carnegie Mansion.|
|90th||National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts|
|A collection of American art from the 19th century through the present.|
|Art from the 20th century through the present inside an architectural icon.|
|German and Austrian art from the early 20th century.|
|82nd||Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|One of the largest and most well-known art museums in the world.|
All nine museums along the mile open their doors for free, but excellent museums aren’t the only reason to come. This charming section of Fifth Avenue is a great place to stroll and enjoy the live music while your kids draw on the streets with chalk and get balloon hats.
To learn more about the festival, visit museummilefestival.org.