Tour of the Players Club & Edwin Booth's Bedroom

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Join The Cornell Club for a private tour inside the members-only Players Club, a private social club founded in 1888 by renowned Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth, who is arguably the greatest American actor, and Prince Hamlet, of the 19th century.  

Our experience at this 128-year-old theatre society, and its original Stanford White-designed mansion facing Gramercy Park, will include:  

  • A walkthrough of the clubhouse brimming with paintings from Norman Rockwell and John Singer Sergeant, as well as Tiffany glass pieces.
  • A look inside historic rooms including the Grill, Great Hall, and Library.
  • Access inside Edwin Booth's bedroom, which has been untouched since his death in 1893 — in it, rests the skull used in his famous 100 consecutive performances of Hamlet, and a small picture of Wilkes, the only evidence of their relationship that Edwin would keep.
  • A look at early photos of Edwin's family and other personal artifacts and memorabilia of his life in theatre.

12:00pm tour. $40 per person. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, January 15th, at which time they are considered final sale. Attendees will meet at the Players Club, located at 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003.