Inside the Museum of the American Gangster & 1920s Speakeasy Remnants
Ascend a flight of stairs to a former East Village brothel to learn about the rise (and fall) of the American Gangster, before descending into the basement to see remnants of a 1920s speakeasy that entertained politicians, Police Department leaders, and even Al Capone.
Join New York Adventure Club for an after-hours tour of the Museum of the American Gangster — located in one of NYC’s most notorious Prohibition-era speakeasies (known as Scheib’s Place), the goal of the museum is to objectively present the role that crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City — and beyond.
Our unique experience at the museum and former speakeasy will include:
- An exploration of the history of Jewish and Italian gangsters, and their involvement in the city’s prohibition movement
- Encounters with prohibition-era objects such a Tommy gun and the death masks of John Dillinger
- A trip through the hidden and preserved spaces of the old speakeasy, including the former dance floor, bar, and basement where the owner once stashed millions in illegal cash
Afterward, we’ll treat everyone to a complimentary drink at a portion of that very same prohibition-era speakeasy, today known as William Barnacle Tavern!
Click here to see pictures from one of our last trips to the Museum of the American Gangster!
See you there!
*Please be aware that the basement can only be accessed via a steep set of stairs
**Complimentary drink includes select beers, wines, or 1/2 glass of absinthe
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Categories: Tours, Arts, Hidden Spots, Historic Sites
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