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New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
New York Historical Society Museum and Library
from US$21.00*
New York Historical Society Museum and Library
from US$21.00*
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A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with its four centuries of history and art - plus the only Children's History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often...more
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170 Central Park W, at Richard Gilder Way, New York City, NY 10024-5152
Upper West Side
+1 212-873-3400
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ”we Rise” and lilles forward to stroll around the womens history section/show only to be informed by signs that the show was closed! No information about that in the register! Very disapointer! NOT worth USD 21. But we see it as a...More

Thank Catharina C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had taken my grandson for a show and on our way back saw the museum and went in. My grandson liked it and enjoyed playing with trains. Some exhibits were very good. The film was not easy to follow.

Thank Dilip P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NYHS as all you cold want out of a Museum. They have interesting exhibits and have enough space to help you understand the story they are telling. Liked the changing exhibits Magic and Norman Rockwell.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love a good NYC museum, but the Historical Society did not excite me the way the Tenement or even the Gangster Museum did. I found the collection to be eclectic, random, and arbitrary. The twenty minute film, narrated by the sultry Liev Schreiber, moved...More

1  Thank elizabethpie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were planning on walking the Brooklyn Bridge on a Sunday afternoon, but it ended up being very cool and rainy. We made a last minute decision to go to the New York Historical Society on the Upper West Side instead. We were especially interested...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A late report of a visit about 10 months ago. I had visited many years ago 2 or 3 times for various temporary exhibits as well as the excellent permanent collection on NYC history. Now, place has been heavily renovated and not just physically. Much...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The New-York Historical Society is an American history museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan, founded in 1804 as New York's first museum. I’m almost embarrassed how we ended up visiting New...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The New York Historical Society museum is a hidden gem that lets you concentrate more thoroughly compared to some of the larger museums where you can quickly become overwhelmed. We especially enjoyed the Bill Cunningham exhibit, a New York Times fashion photographer. On permanent display...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We recently got a membership for the New-York Historical Society (in advance of their sold out Harry Potter exhibit) and do not regret it. The exhibits are well curated but small enough that we can see a whole bunch of things in one visit. The...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Definitely make time to visit if you are a tourist or resident. Beautiful Tiffany Lamp exhibit and always a movie to view as well as lots more paintings and collectibles. Photographs of celebrities and by celebrities. Well worth the effort. Lovely food (restaurant) and bookstore,...More

Thank Mitchell F
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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31 August 2018|
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Response from Marybeth I | Property representative |
Yes, in the Audubon Birds of America Focus Gallery, there is a rotating display of Audubon's watercolor models along with other works from New-York Historical’s collection of Auduboniana.
jeffrey t
30 September 2016|
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Response from mark f | Reviewed this property |
The children's museum (lower ground), ground floor and first floor are open. Only half of the first floor is museum. Until they open the fourth floor don't bother.
Destinee L
4 February 2015|
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Response from koconnor1022 | Property representative |
Admission is $19 for adults. Seniors (65+), educators = $12 Students = $12 Children (5-13) = $6 Children under 5 are free Active duty military in uniform are free Friday evenings (6-8pm) are pay-as-you-wish