Fodor's Expert Review New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Heights Family Fodor's Choice

History buffs, train geeks, and playful children will all appreciate this unique museum inside a decommissioned 1930s subway station. Exhibitions include detailed timelines of the transit system's construction and evolution over the decades, but the true highlight is the subway platform two levels down, featuring train cars of different eras of the subway, dating back over a century ago. Adults and kids alike can wander these cars, each a time capsule of vintage aesthetics and advertising, or sit behind the driving wheel of a replica of an MTA bus. There are also old turnstiles and other transit memorabilia. The gift shop carries subway-line socks, decorative tile reproductions, and other fun souvenirs.

Family History Museum Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

99 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, New York  11201, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10, Closed Mon.–Wed.

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