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New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way, New York City, NY 10024-5152
+1 212-873-3400
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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 surprising) bite of the city's culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city. You know the city - now hear the stories. Witness New York's rise from remote outpost to city at the center of the world in our 18-minute panoramic film experience, New York Story, in surround-sound on a 75-foot screen. Then travel through time in visionary exhibitions and an entire floor of children's galleries that show why this city has always captivated hearts and minds. "We were absolutely blown away by the film which manages to convey more about New York and its history than one could imagine ever being crammed into 18 minutes." - CL, New York NY History will break free from the textbooks and jump into your life! Hungry for more? The New-York Historical Society is your neighborhood destination for food and drink, whether you're grabbing a breakfast bite and a delicious cup of coffee at Parliament Coffee & Espresso Bar, or you're looking to relax with a delectable lunch and dinner and a glass of wine at Storico. Then explore the NYHistory Store for unique New York City gifts and exhibition-related merchandise.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way, New York City, NY 10024-5152
Upper West Side
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a little bit of everything in this museum. I choose to look at Tiffany lamps, the hall of Silver, the whimsy of Eloise and a few other things.

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The New York Historical Museum and Library just keeps getting better. It dazzles with a 20-minute film about the city on a mammoth screen and has greatly enlarged its exhibition space with new fourth-floor offerings, especially an exhibit of Tiffany lampshades and silver. It between...More

Thank Reggie293
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently went to the NYHS and enjoyed the Eloise exhibit as well as the Tiffany lamp exhibit. The gift shop is lovely with some unique choices offered.

Thank Nancy27614
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Tiffany Lamp and Eloise exhibits are wonderful! Very well maintained, interactive stations (iPads) throughout, giving you text and video clips on the exhibits. Wasn't super busy when I visited on a Friday around 11:30AM. They have a restaurant and coffee shop onsite - I...More

Thank sundevilgirly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this museum and feel like it gets lost amongst the vast amounts of other attractions. There is something for everyone with exhibits ranging from WW1 to the popular children's book Eloise. Hope you had this one to your to do list!

Thank kimfrenchrn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is included in the City Sightseeing ticket and we went here on a rainy day. The museum is OK. I really liked the movie about how New York became the big city it is today. Also the lamps from Tiffany was nice. Worth...More

Thank MariPrM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ventured into this museum due to an episode we saw on Mysteries At The Museum. That particular episode talked about how one of New York's past governors from 1702-1708 used to like to cross-dress and he had a picture painted of himself in drag...More

5  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The temporary exhibition on American representations of World War One (summer/fall 2017) is a must see, and could be combined with the exhibition on the same subject at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum otherwise has many exhibits of artifacts of life in New...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Must stop here for a great museum experience enjoyable for adults and children. The Tiffany lamp exhibit is unbelievable and they have junior detective cases for the kids. I really enjoyed it.

Thank sandra f
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I had no idea this museum even existed till I found it on Groupon...and I've lived in NY my whole life! Current exhibits on JFK and Tiffany glass are terrific.

Thank LMFMarlboro
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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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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.
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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
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