The Cloisters Museum and Gardens: Minutes from Bergen County
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

Just three miles from Fort Lee, New Jersey in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, The Cloisters Museum and Gardens can be an easy and very worthwhile half-day trip from anywhere in the Bergen County area.

The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. The building and its cloistered gardens and views of the majestic Hudson are stunning. The Cloisters' collection comprises approximately two thousand works of art.

Group Tours of The Cloisters

Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size. Any organization may bring a maximum of three groups or ninety people on a single day. Advance reservations are necessary to facilitate easy entry and comfortable viewing in the galleries. The Museum reserves the right to turn away unscheduled groups due to overcrowding.

The Trie Cafe'

The Trie Cafe' offers self-service sandwiches, snacks, dessert, cold beverages, and coffee served outdoors under the covered arcades and walkway of the French medieval Trie Cloister.

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