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Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) Tours

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Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney)
Set in a purpose-built Renzo Piano-designed building overlooking the High Line, the Whitney Museum is a champion of contemporary American art. It’s home to works from big names such as Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe, and its celebrated biennial serves as a launchpad for lesser-known artists. 

The Basics
The Whitney is one of NYC’s most-loved museums and tends to attract large crowds; it’s worth buying an admission ticket in advance to enjoy fast-track entry. Tickets grant you access to all exhibits, including temporary shows and the Whitney Biennial. Free tours that cover both the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibits take place daily, and cannot be reserved in advance. The museum’s interior is often reconfigured for new exhibitions, meaning that you can expect a different experience every time you come.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Whitney is a must-visit museum for art enthusiasts. 
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible. 
  • There’s a restaurant and a café at the museum. 
  • Visitors age 18 and under go free. 
  • Avoid wasting time waiting for elevators by riding up to the eight floor and working your way down floor by floor via the stairs. 

How to Get There
Formerly situated on the Upper East Side, the Whitney is now located in New York’s Meatpacking District near the High Line. To get there by public transit, ride the subway (A, C, E, or L trains) to 14th Street/Eighth Avenue. 

When to Get There 
The museum is open daily throughout July and August but is closed on Tuesdays the rest of the year. On Fridays between 7pm-9.30pm, venjoy pay-what-you-wish tickets from the admissions desk. One of the best times to visit is during the Whitney Biennial, which takes over the space for several months over spring and summer in odd-numbered years, and spotlights progressive emerging artists.

The View from the Whitney’s Terraces 
With floor-to-ceiling windows and connected outdoor terraces on the sixth, seventh, and eighth floors, the Whitney offers a multitude of viewpoints from which to enjoy views of the NYC skyline. Depending on where you stand, you might find yourself gazing out upon the High Line, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, or midtown Manhattan.
Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, USA
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney)

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Whitney Museum of American Art Admission Ticket

Whitney Museum of American Art Admission Ticket

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Skip the ticket lines at New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and prebook your admission ticket online. Explore the massive museum at your own pace, and take in a permanent collection that includes pieces by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe, and many others. Plus, catch temporary exhibits from around the world as you visit natural light-filled galleries, and enjoy views of the city skyline from the museum's outdoor terraces.
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  • 2 hours
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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New York City Explorer Pass

New York City Explorer Pass

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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New York High Line Park Walking Tour

New York High Line Park Walking Tour

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Escape from the hustle of Times Square to the scenic greenway of High Line Park during this walking tour. High Line Park is a revitalized piece of NYC’s past, a public park built on a freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Hear the story behind New York City’s “park in the sky” from a guide who offers an insider’s perspective on its history, design, and landscape.
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New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See more of New York City's top attractions with this multi-day, hop-on hop-off bus tour, with one or more attraction tickets and discount card included, depending on the option you choose. With your 2- or 3-day pass, you're whisked across NYC with hassle-free bus travel, commentary from your guides, and bus loops covering uptown, downtown, and even Brooklyn. Along the way, see top sights like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, cruise through neighborhoods from Greenwich Village to Times Square, and of course, hop off any time you'd like.
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Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour

Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour

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Discover NYC’s edgy Meatpacking District on this small-group walking tour with the benefit of a guide to steer you to the area’s sights and drawcards. As you walk and talk, learn how this one-time industrial district is now frequented by artists, foodies, and fashionistas—hearing history and insider tips most travelers never get. Highlights include snacks (own cost) at Chelsea Market and time at the High Line, the elevated railway-turned-park.
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  • 2 hours
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The Trendy Meatpacking District By Night

The Trendy Meatpacking District By Night

One of New York's up-and-coming neighborhoods is the trendy Meatpacking District, known as the home of chic restaurants, pricey real estate, and the Whitney Museum of Art. Discover the best of this hip area on this private evening tour where you can explore cocktail bars and eateries, clubs and cobblestone streets. Just join your personal guide to follow your customized itinerary, and enjoy a fun-filled night on the town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and The Highline Walking Tour

Private Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and The Highline Walking Tour

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Experience the rebirth of two of New York’s most famous neighborhoods during this private trip with stops in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. Experience New York’s trendiest spots for food, fashion, art, and leisure as you stop by the Chelsea Market, tour the once-gritty and now trendy Meatpacking District, and explore the famous Highline Park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chelsea Architecture and Art Tour with Award Winning NYC Guide

Chelsea Architecture and Art Tour with Award Winning NYC Guide

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Explore Manhattan’s celebrated art and architecture on this guided walking tour of the west side’s Chelsea and Hudson Yards neighborhoods. Stroll along the High Line, the former train tracks-turned-elevated park, with an informative and award-winning guide. Admire the work of renowned architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel and stop into local galleries to experience the city’s most talked-about exhibitions.
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Hudson Yards & High Line Walking Tour w. Whitney Museum

Hudson Yards & High Line Walking Tour w. Whitney Museum

Explore Manhattan’s booming and exciting West Side neighborhoods on foot and in a small group with a certified guide! From the architectural wonders of Hudson Yards to the bucolic High Line and trendy Chelsea and Meatpacking District, you'll witness the new face of the Lower West Manhattan.
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  • 4 hours
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High Line & Hudson Yards Walking Tour

High Line & Hudson Yards Walking Tour

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If you love public art, innovative design, and urban adventure, then there's one New York City attraction that you shouldn't miss: the High Line. Escape the city's hustle and bustle on this rejuvenating High Line hike, where you stroll an elevated park with well-tended gardens, works of public art, and views of the skyline and Hudson River. Along the way, pass Vessel, an interactive artwork at Hudson Yards, and end your tour at the renowned Chelsea Market.
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  • 2 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 10 Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) costs USD 25.00. Guided Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 10 Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) tickets and tours on Viator.
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