The Met Cloisters
Explore a castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park at this branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Look for has secret passages, peaceful gardens, golden treasure and fabulous family programs on select weekends.
🏰 Wander through spaces that evoke innovative medieval settings, many with original architectural elements transported from Europe.
🌹Find rare, imported flowers and aromatherapeutics in multiple peaceful gardens with fountains and graceful arches. Look over the Hudson River on terraces with stunning views
🦄 Lots of depictions of animals include intricate unicorn tapestries (warning, the unicorn gets killed).
🛍 Princess/knight costumes optional. The gift shop has wonderful books, costumes & toys.
🍽 Get sandwiches, pastries and snacks at the counter-service outdoor Trie Café in a lovely courtyard (seasonal).
🌳 Pack a picnic to eat in the lovely surrounding Fort Tryon Park, which has lots of amazing views and pretty pathways. The Anne Loftus Playground is less than a ten-minute walk northeast.
🎟 Pay-what-you wish tix available at the admissions desks for New York State residents with an ID. Admission tickets also valid the same day at the Fifth Avenue Met.