By subway or bus:
Take the Lexington Avenue IRT no. 6 train to Pelham Bay Station. Take the City Island Bus no. 29 from Pelham Bay to City Island Avenue at Fordham Street. Walk left (east) on Fordham Street. The museum is just past the top of the hill on the right.

By car:
Take the New England Thruway (I-95) or the Hutchinson River Parkway to the Orchard Beach/City Island exit. Follow signs to City Island through Pelham Bay Park and across the City Island Bridge. Continue on City Island Avenue to the third traffic signal (Fordham Street) and turn left. The museum is just past the top of the hill on the right.

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wheelchair accessableThe City Island Nautical Museum’s public spaces are wheel-chair accessible.
Please call 718-885-0507 in advance so that we may accommodate you.



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select the City Island Historical Society as your charity of choice, and 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be made to the Nautical Museum.


The City Island Nautical Museum is operated by the City Island Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization. There is no admission fee to the Museum, which relies on donations, grants, and membership dues. All donations are tax-deductible. We welcome new members as well as contributions to our general fund and to our endowment fund. Annual membership dues are: Individual $20; Family $25; Corporate $50; Student $10. Please make checks payable to the City Island Historical Society and send to City Island Historical Society, P.O. Box 82, Bronx, NY 10464.


Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and by special appointment.

The City Island Nautical Museum wishes to thank the following City Island businesses that have become Corporate Members.

AARP Chapter 318
American Legion - Leonard H.
Hawkins Post #156
Artie's Steak and Seafood
Barron's Marine Services, Inc.
City Island Beer Company
City Island Pharmacy
City Island Yacht Club
Connie's New Way Market
Consolidated Yachts, Inc.
John Douglas Forrest
Eben Hansmire
Island Boat Club
Island Insurance Agency
Charles Mandel
Seafood City
Drs. Robert Seigle and
Audell Ray
St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church
Tony's Pier Restaurant
Ultra Automotive


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