Contact the Museum
190 Fordham Street
Bronx, NY 10464
By subway or bus:
Take the Lexington Avenue IRT no. 6 train to Pelham Bay Station. Take the City Island Bus no. 29 from Pelham Bay to City Island Avenue at Fordham Street. Walk left (east) on Fordham Street. The museum is just past the top of the hill on the right.
Take the New England Thruway (I-95) or the Hutchinson River Parkway to the Orchard Beach/City Island exit. Follow signs to City Island through Pelham Bay Park and across the City Island Bridge. Continue on City Island Avenue to the third traffic signal (Fordham Street) and turn left. The museum is just past the top of the hill on the right.
The City Island Nautical Museum’s public spaces are wheel-chair accessible.
Please call 718-885-0507 in advance so that we may accommodate you.
The Wheelchair-Friendly Journey to New York’s Nautical Past
Before New York City became the city of lights that it is known as today, it was once a place full of wooden boats, colorful sails, and marine life. City Island, in the westernmost part of Long Island Sound, was the center of an industry that built those wooden boats and created its colorful sails. This history has been captured at the City Island Nautical Museum. Move past the buzzing sounds and whizzing cars of the city and submerge yourself in this magnificent blast from the past.
Any adventure through the city is a challenge and can be especially intimidating for anyone who isn't from the city. However, New York has made superb efforts to ensure the city is safe and wheelchair-friendly. So, if you’re looking for a serene place to visit outside the center of the Big Apple, check out this guide to accessing New York in a wheelchair for some great tips.