New York

United States

70 Mulberry Street
Phone: 212-619-4785

Museum Of Chinese In The Americas

Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first full-time, professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum provides historical and visual arts exhibitions, walking tours, school and public programs, a museum shop and extensive archives in the fields of Chinese American and Asian American studies.

MoCA is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. MoCA is supported by our Members and by funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts – Museum Program & Special Arts Services, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth & Community Development, Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Councilmember John C. Liu, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, JT Tai Foundation, Time Warner Inc. and the Asian American Heritage Committee of the United Federation of Teachers.


• Ground One: Voices from Post-911 Chinatown

New York City and the nation were deeply affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But the attacks also had significant consequences on a more local scale: neighborhoods throughout New York City experienced profound changes that will shape their future for some time. To better understand the consequences of 9/11 on Chinatown and Chinese New Yorkers, the Museum of Chinese in the Americas partnered with the Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO), the September 11 Digital Archive (911 DA) at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute (A/P/A) to create Ground One. Ground One aims to provide an in-depth portrait of the ways in which the identity of a community, largely neglected by national media following 9/11, has been indelibly shaped by that day. Ground One is also available online at

• Mapping Our Heritage Project

Mapping Our Heritage Project is a pioneering three-dimensional, interactive map of New York’s “Old Chinatown



$2/adult, $1/student and senior, free/children under 12 and Fridays.

Opening hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm; Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Getting there

Museum of Chinese in the Americas is located at 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor (on the corner of Mulberry and Bayard Streets; Bayard is one block south of Canal Street). By subway: Take the N, R, W, Q, J, M, Z, or 6 train to Canal Street. By bus: Take the M15 or M103 bus to Chinatown.

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News and events

Experience Chinatown Walking Tours
When: Saturdays May 5 through December 15, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Tours begin at MoCA @ 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
Fee: $12/Adult; $10/Student and Senior; $6/MoCA members; free/Children 5 and under. Advanced reservations required. Call (212)619-4785 or email Please include the number and name of guests; date of tour; and contact phone number.

Discover the history and experience the energy of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods! From May through December, MoCA will lead weekly walking tours of Chinatown. Get the inside look at what life was and is currently like in the area as MoCA docents with personal or family roots guide you around the neighborhood’s historic streets.

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MoCA membership is offered on a range of levels, beginning with student/senior membership at $25. Benefits include, but are not limited to, a 20% discount at the Museum Shop, free admission to the Museum, special invitations to previews and events, and the Museum’s newsletter and calendar of events.