The City Island Nautical Museum welcomes group visits by appointment only, both during regular Museum hours (Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.) and during the rest of the week as well when we will open our doors to accommodate your group.
If you are interested in bringing a group to the museum, we must know ahead of time to insure volunteer docent coverage to enhance your visit, whether an adult group or a school group touring our rooms.
In order to cover our expenses we need to charge $5 per person for adult groups. Our Museum facilities are limited in size and groups over 25 may have to be divided into two sections for their tour. To schedule a visit for your group contact Barbara Dolensek at 718-885-0507.
As of September 2017, the charge for each school group is $50, plus $5 each for chaperones, and no charge for teachers. In order for the students to get the most successful experience during their visit, we recommend groups no larger than 25 at one time. Please call Judy DiMaio, 718-885-0546, to set up an appointment and to receive pre-visit materials for teachers and students.
We look forward to seeing 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.