Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance
New York, NY – In an effort to highlight the multiple cultural attractions located within convenient walking distance of each other, several of Manhattan’s downtown museums have banded together to create the Downtown Culture Pass — a ticket, good for three days, that provides admission, shop discounts or other benefits at eight downtown museums plus a tour company, all located south of Chambers Street.
Elizabeth H. Berger, president of the Downtown Alliance, said the Downtown Culture Pass makes it easy to explore Lower Manhattan’s impressive array of cultural institutions.
“Lower Manhattan is rich in history, culture and the arts. We’re delighted that our world-class museums and other attractions can showcase all that our district has to offer,” Berger said.
For the single price of $25 for adults (18+), $15 for youths (13-17) and $5 for children (6-12), the Downtown Culture Pass will grant each ticket holder unlimited admission and/or other discounted benefits for three full days to any and all participating museums, plus discounted tours conducted by Wall Street Walks. The pass may be purchased online at www.downtownculturepass.org, or in person at the Museum of American Finance, the Museum of Jewish Heritage or the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site. A rack card with information on the cultural attractions, offers, and how and where to buy tickets, will be available at the participating museums. The Downtown Culture Pass program will run from November 4, 2010 through February 28, 2011 and may subsequently be extended or expanded.
Participating organizations and their discounted benefits are:
Fraunces Tavern Museum (admission)
54 Pearl Street, 212-425-1778
Museum of American Finance (admission and 10% shop discount)
48 Wall Street, 212-908-4110
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (admission and 10% shop discount)
36 Battery Place, 646-437-4202
National Museum of the American Indian* (10% shop discount, free Collector’s Circle membership for first 100 pass holders and a free copy of American Indian magazine)
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700
The New York City Police Museum (admission and 10% shop discount)
100 Old Slip, 212-480-3100
9/11 Memorial Preview Site* (10% shop discount)
20 Vesey Street, 212.267.2047
The Skyscraper Museum (admission and 10% shop discount)
39 Battery Place, 212-968-1961
Tribute WTC Visitor Center (admission)
120 Liberty Street, 866-737-1184
Wall Street Walks (50% off regular ticket price)
*Admission to these cultural attractions is always free.