Morgan Library & Museum
Just a ten-minute walk from Grand Central, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan. Today, the Morgan serves as a museum, research library, musical venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. Rembrandt and Picasso, Dickens and Hemingway, Gutenberg Bibles, and Babar the elephant, the Morgan is, in the words of The New York Times, "extra special, in a class of its own." Closed Mon. $18; seniors/students/children under 16, $12; 12 & under, free; free Fri., 7-9pm.