The New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip (between Water and South streets)
Wall Street station (2 or 3 train), Whitehall Street station (R or W train), or Broad Street station (J, M, or Z train)
This museum highlights the history of the police in New York City. It features exhibits on tracking down criminals, fingerprinting, and forensics. There is a Hall of Heroes for the officers who were killed in the line of duty and a special memorial to commemorate the police and Port Authority officers killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11.
A wide variety of police equipment is on display. Children will love the police motorcycles, police weapons, mug shots, and the mock jail cell. There is also an exhibit on women in policing. Some of the variously scheduled interactive programs may turn you and the kids into crime scene detectives or use your help in solving crimes. You may also opt to have your children photographed and finger-printed (they'll love it) as part of the national Operation SAFE Child program. The museum and gift shop are wheelchair accessible.Parking, Hours, and Fees
Hourly parking is available directly across from the museum. Open Monday through Saturday, 10