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Park Avenue Armory’s mission is to revitalize one of America’s historic treasures as a dynamic alternative arts space unlike any other in New York. Part palace, part industrial shed, the Armory is dedicated to the development and presentation of work in the visual and performing arts best realized in a non-traditional setting. With its Gilded Age interiors and soaring 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall, the Armory allows artists to create – and audiences to experience – epic, immersive and adventurous work that cannot be done anywhere else. The Armory seeks to stimulate the most ambitious and innovative work many artists will undertake in their career. Such has been its impact in its first five years that in December 2011 The New York Times noted “Park Avenue Armory…has arrived as the most important new cultural institution in New York City.”

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Park Avenue Armory takes up an entire city block—it houses a 55,000 sq. ft. drill hall and 16 period rooms, including the recently restored Company D (pictured). 

Like what you see? Come on a tour! The Armory’s in-house historian will lead you through areas not normally on view to the public and answer your questions on everything from the titans of the American Aesthetic Movement to the Seventh Regiment’s role in the 1849 Astor Place Riot (things reached a fever pitch during a performance of Macbeth). 

ARMORY TOURS
$10 Adults
$5 Seniors/StudentsFREE Armory Members

Reservations are required. Sign up here.

Photo: James Ewing.

Park Avenue Armory takes up an entire city block—it houses a 55,000 sq. ft. drill hall and 16 period rooms, including the recently restored Company D (pictured).

Like what you see? Come on a tour! The Armory’s in-house historian will lead you through areas not normally on view to the public and answer your questions on everything from the titans of the American Aesthetic Movement to the Seventh Regiment’s role in the 1849 Astor Place Riot (things reached a fever pitch during a performance of Macbeth).

ARMORY TOURS
$10 Adults
$5 Seniors/Students
FREE Armory Members

Reservations are required. Sign up here.

Photo: James Ewing.

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