On the edge of Brooklyn Heights, not far from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, stands The New York Transit Museum. For fans of trains, history or transportation, this is definitely a worthy stop for all ages. It is the largest museum in the United States focused on public transportation and is even located in a former subway station.
The museum has long-term exhibits showcasing things like the city’s first subway line, the various types of fare collection over the years, and the growing use and complexity of the transportation system. The most recent exhibit presents how mass transit has responded to various unfortunate crises including Hurricane Sandy and 9/11. Everyone young and old loves examining the old trolley cars and buses.
At only $7, the admission won’t break the bank like other New York City attractions. In addition, it’s more unknown than other city museums and therefore less crowded, which is always a big plus, especially when exploring with kids in tow!
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