New York City Landmarks Guide & Map

Our map shows the National Historic Landmarks in New York City, of which there are 111 as designated under the National Historic Landmark program. The types of landmarks include: museums, churches, cemeteries, libraries, parks & gardens, bridges, tunnels, ships, memorials, neighborhoods, government, commercial, private buildings and others. Click on the name and you will be taken to our webpage for the landmark, offering more detailed information, links and a map of its location. See our NYC Outdoor Sculptures Listing.

Below this chart, we offer a Map of all the New York City Landmarks.

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Landmark Name Category Borough Description

69th Regiment Armory

Armory

Manhattan

Home of the watershed Armory Show in 1913, which introduced America to modern art

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite

Cemetery-Grave Site

Bronx

Only intact known property directly associated with Admiral David Farragut

African Burial Ground

Cemetery-Grave Site

Manhattan

Dedicated as National Monument on October 5, 2007; burial site in Lower Manhattan of over 400 Africans from the 17th and 18th centuries

Lightship No. 87 - Ambrose

Vessel

Manhattan

Lightship, several miles offshore, that marked Ambrose Channel into New York Harbor, now at South Street Seaport.

American Stock Exchange Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

One of the world-class stock exchanges dating back to colonial times

Louis Armstrong House

Building-Residence

Queens

Home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong for 28 years

Chester A. Arthur House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of President Chester A. Arthur; site of his inaugural oath

Alice Austen House

Building-Residence

Staten Island

Home of photographer Alice Austen, now a museum

Bartow-Pell Mansion

Building-Residence

Bronx

19th-century mansion in largest New York City park

Bayard-Condict Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Only Louis Sullivan building in New York City; one of the first steel skeleton skyscrapers

Bell Laboratories Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Home of numerous inventions including the first experimental talking movies (1923), black and white and color TV, radar, the vacuum tube, medical equipment, the development of the phonograph record and the first commercial broadcasts of opera and a baseball game; today home to the Westbeth art collective.

Bronx Community College

School

The Bronx

Collection of Beaux Arts buildings by Stanford White is one of the best examples of that style anywhere.

Brooklyn Bridge

Bridge-Tunnel

Brooklyn

The first steel wire suspension bridge; at one point the largest in the world; inspiration for Hart Crane's poem, "The Bridge"

Brooklyn Heights Historic District

Neighborhood/District

Brooklyn

Exemplary collection of 19th-century architectural styles; first historic district in New York City

Brooklyn Historical Society Building

Building-Public

Brooklyn

One of the few remaining buildings by George B. Post; innovative structural system

Ralph Johnson Bunche House

Building-Residence

Queens

Home of Ralph Johnson Bunche, eminent African-American diplomat and Undersecretary General of United Nations

Carnegie Hall

Building-Public

Manhattan

One of the most famous music venues in the world

Andrew Carnegie Mansion

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of Andrew Carnegie, now the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Central Park

Park-Garden

Manhattan

The Green Lung of the city; one of the most visited city parks in the world; designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Central Synagogue

Place of Worship

Manhattan

Oldest synagogue continuously in use by a New York City Jewish congregation; built in a Moorish Revival style to recognize importance of that period in Jewish history

Chamber of Commerce Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

New York City's Chamber of Commerce; established in 1768; prototype for the organization

Chrysler Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Art Deco skyscraper; distinctive feature of Manhattan skyline; at one point world's tallest building

Church of the Ascension

Place of Worship

Manhattan

Early church design by Richard Upjohn; valuable interior artwork

City Hall

Building-Public

Manhattan

Oldest city hall in U.S. still in use as main municipal government building

Conference House

Building-Public

Staten Island

Only surviving pre-Revolutionary War manor house in New York City; site of unsuccessful peace conference in 1776

Will Marion Cook House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of the leading black composer and musician Will Marion Cook

Cooper Union

Building-Public

Manhattan

Pioneering adult education center; site of famous anti-slavery speech by Abraham Lincoln

Daily News Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

First modernistic free-standing skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood

Dakota Apartments

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Combination of Renaissance architectural styles by Henry Hardenbergh; setting for Rosemary's Baby and the shooting death of John Lennon

Dyckman House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Only remaining farmhouse in Manhattan

Eldridge Street Synagogue

Place of Worship

Manhattan

One of the oldest synagogues in the U.S.; first built by Jews from Eastern Europe

Duke Ellington House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Ellington, the legendary jazz composer and bandleader, lived in Apartment 4A from 1939–61

Empire State Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

World's tallest building from 1931–1972 and internationally-recognized symbol of New York City

Equitable Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

One of the earliest skyscrapers in Manhattan; profoundly influenced later skyscraper design

Hamilton Fish House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of Hamilton Fish, future Governor and Senator of New York

Flatiron Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Considered the World's first skyscraper. Distinctive triangular building at Madison Square; world's tallest 1901-1911

Founder's Hall, The Rockefeller University

Building-Public

Manhattan

Building marked the start of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s putting the vast family fortune to philanthropic purposes

Governors Island National Monument

Monument-Memorial

Manhattan

Island in NY Harbor which served various branches of the US Military from 1783 until the late 1990s; future uses are still being decided

Grace Church

Place of Worship

Manhattan

Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Renwick, Jr.

Grand Central Terminal

Building-Public

Manhattan

Beaux-Arts architecture; historic rail gateway to New York City; largest train station in the world by number of platforms

Green-Wood Cemetery

Cemetery-Grave Site

Brooklyn

Popular tourist attraction in the 1850s; most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century buried here

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Monument-Memorial

Manhattan

Home of Alexander Hamilton: military officer, lawyer, member of the United States Constitutional Convention, American statesman, first United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Founding Father; facade is oldest surviving structure in Manhattan

Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse

Neighborhood/District

Manhattan

One of the nation's first settlement homes where new immigrants and the poor could find assistance

Matthew Henson Residence

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of Matthew Henson, African-American polar explorer who may have been the first to reach the North Pole

Hispanic Society of America Complex

Building-Public

Manhattan

Home of first Latin cultural organization in the U.S.

Holland Tunnel

Bridge-Tunnel

Manhattan

Tunnel underneath the Hudson River, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey; civil engineering landmark; one of the earliest ventilated tunnels

USS Intrepid

Vessel

Manhattan

One of the most active U.S. ships during World War II; today a museum moored along the West Side

James Weldon Johnson Residence

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Harlem home of African-American artist-activist James Weldon Johnson

King Manor

Building-Residence

Queens

Home of Rufus King, a signer of Declaration of Independence and early U.S. Senator from New York

Lettie G. Howard (schooner)

Vessel

Manhattan

Last remaining Fredonia-type schooner (once the standard for American fishing boats) at the South Street Seaport

Lorillard Snuff Mill

Building-Commercial

Bronx

Oldest existing tobacco-manufacturing facility in U.S.

Low Memorial Library

Library

Manhattan

First building on Morningside Heights campus; capped by largest freestanding granite dome in U.S.

R. H. Macy and Company Store (Macy's)

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Largest department store in world for many years

McGraw Hill Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Landmark Art Deco building; first U.S. building in International Style

Claude McKay Residence

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of African-American writer Claude McKay; now Harlem YMCA

Old Merchant's House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

The Merchant's House Museum, known formerly as the Old Merchant's House and as the Seabury Tredwell House, is the only nineteenth-century family home in New York City preserved intact — both inside and out.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Tallest building in the world 1909-13; still part of the skyline a century later

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Building-Public

Manhattan

One of the world's most important and prestigious art museums

Pierpont Morgan Library

Library

Manhattan

Office, Library, and now Museum of J. P. Morgan; the Panic of 1907 ended in the Library

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Oldest building in Manhattan

National City Bank Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Home to one of the country's largest and most important banks since 1908

New York Amsterdam News Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Influential black newspaper the New York Amsterdam News was published here 1916-38

New York Botanical Garden

Park-Garden

Bronx

One of the leading botanical gardens in the world and home to many plant laboratories

New York Cotton Exchange

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

First commodity market in the U.S.

New York Life Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Last significant Cass Gilbert skyscraper in Manhattan

New York Public Library

Library

Manhattan

One of the largest and most important libraries in the U.S.

New York Stock Exchange

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

One of the first securities markets in the U.S.; still the world's largest

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

School

Manhattan

Original home of the Whitney Museum, the first devoted to 20th-century American art

New York Yacht Club

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Oldest yachting club in U.S.; longtime home of the America's Cup

Old Quaker Meeting House

Building-Public

Queens

Only surviving 17th-century ecclesiastical frame building in New York; in almost continuous use since 1696

Philosophy Hall

Building-Public

Manhattan

Edwin Armstrong developed FM radio in this Columbia University building

Players Club

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Extensive collection of art and theater memorabilia; interior redone by Stanford White

Plaza Hotel

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

French Renaissance-style building; outstanding example of American hotel architecture; symbol of elegance; visible from much of lower Central Park; setting for Kay Thompson's popular Eloise series of children's books

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

Place of Worship

Brooklyn

Important station on Underground Railroad when Henry Ward Beecher was pastor

Pupin Physics Laboratory, Columbia University

School

Manhattan

Columbia University building; site of first splitting of uranium atom in U.S. and other milestones in development of atomic bomb

Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Building-Residence

Brooklyn

Home to Matthew Perry at the time of his opening of Japan

Paul Robeson Home

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of legendary African-American actor and activist Paul Robeson

Jackie Robinson House

Building-Residence

Brooklyn

Home of baseball great Jackie Robinson

Rockefeller Center

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Successful urban planning project of 20th-century America; changed Midtown Manhattan; originating site of popular NBC television programs Today and Saturday Night Live

Sailors' Snug Harbor

Building-Commercial

Staten Island

First and only home for retired merchant seamen in U.S.

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church

Place of Worship

Brooklyn

Site of first figural stained-glass windows in U.S.

St. George's Episcopal Church

Place of Worship

Manhattan

Home church of Harry Thacker Burleigh, African-American singer who helped establish the spiritual in the liturgy of many American faiths

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Place of Worship

Manhattan

First large-scale medieval-style church built in U.S.

St. Paul's Chapel

Place of Worship

Manhattan

One of the few surviving colonial-era churches in city; George Washington worshipped here following his inauguration; site of informal memorials following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

Margaret Sanger Clinic

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Clinic where Margaret Sanger dispensed birth control

Gen. Winfield Scott House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of Winfield Scott, heroic general in the U.S.-Mexican War and later presidential candidate

Seventh Regiment Armory

Armory

Manhattan

One of the most impressive collections of 1880s interior decoration outside of a museum; only armory actually owned by the unit for which it was constructed

Harry F. Sinclair House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Harry F. Sinclair, the oil industrialist, lived here from 1918–1930; now part of the Ukrainian Institute; often used in filmmaking and television production

Alfred E. Smith House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of four time New York State governor, Alfred E. Smith (and later presidential candidate) from 1907 to 1923

SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District

Neighborhood/District

Manhattan

Believed to be the largest existing collection of late 19th-century cast iron facades in the world

A. T. Stewart Company Store

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Site of the first American department store (now known as the New York Sun building)

Stonewall

Monument-Memorial

Manhattan

Site of 1969 Stonewall riots which began gay rights movement

Surrogate's Court

Building-Public

Manhattan

Probate Courthouse across from NYC's city hall

Tenement Building at 97 Orchard Street

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Preserved tenement building that housed hundreds of immigrants; now the heart of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Third Judicial District Courthouse

Building-Public

Manhattan

Originally built as the Third Judicial District Courthouse; faced with demolition, public outcry led to its reuse as a branch of the New York Public Library

Tiffany and Company Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Served as the home of Tiffany and Company from 1905 through 1940

Samuel J. Tilden House

Building-Residence

Manhattan

Home of Samuel J. Tilden, former New York State governor and loser of the bitter 1876 presidential election

The Town Hall

Building-Public

Manhattan

America's Town Meetings of the Air radio programs from here in the 1930s created public-affairs media.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the worst industrial disasters in the US, which led to many workplace reforms

Trinity Church

Place of Worship

Manhattan

Historic church which looks down Wall Street

Tweed Courthouse

Building-Public

Manhattan

Historic courthouse connected to Tammany Hall, now used by NYC's Department of Education

Union Square

Park-Garden

Manhattan

The political heart of Manhattan; many protests begin or end here

United Charities Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Built in 1893 by a wealthy businessman in order to provide his favorite charities a low cost location for their operations

U.S. Customhouse

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

Cass Gilbert designed Customhouse for New York Harbor; now part of the Smithsonian Institution

Van Cortlandt House

Building-Residence

Bronx

Mansion for the Van Cortlandt family built in 1748 and used during the American Revolution

Voorlezer's House

Building-Residence

Staten Island

Oldest known surviving schoolhouse in America; owned by the Staten Island historical society

Wards Point Archeological Site

Cemetery-Grave Site

Staten Island

Archaeological site in Conference House Park containing prehistoric remains.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Cemetery-Grave Site

Bronx

Illustrates transition from rural cemetery to 20th-century styles; notable dead buried here include Robert Moses and R.H. Macy

Woolworth Building

Building-Commercial

Manhattan

One of the oldest —and most famous — skyscrapers in New York City; one of the tallest buildings in the New York City

Wyckoff House

Building-Residence

Brooklyn

Oldest surviving Dutch saltbox frame house in America

Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead

Building-Residence

Brooklyn

Housed Hessian soldiers during the American Revolution

See the Wikipedia website for additional information regarding National Historic Landmark Program.


Map of New York City National Historic Landmarks

Find New York City's officially designated National Historical Landmarks of all types. This map contains 111 NYC landmark locations, spanning all five NYC boroughs.

Click on a map marker or on a name in the side listing to view an information window. This window provides access to directions, a brief description, as well as a link to the Wikipedia webpage for the specific landmark.

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