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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
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The current exhibit on Vietnam Nam is excellent. Overall, much to see and it will require a return visit. In a great area, next door to Musuem of Natural History and across the street from Central park

Thank EmPee2014
Reviewed 20 February 2018

There are several smaller shows at present, including a very interesting one about maps of northeastern America made before, during and after the US revolutionary war, but all of them pale in importance and interest compared with the exhibition about the war in Vietnam, 1945-75....More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The museum has excellent exhibits on actual history, curated by first rate, not politicized historians. The exhibits vary in interest, of course, but it is a lovely place, rarely overcrowded, and usually worth a visit. Check what's on before you go. But go.

Thank urbanflight
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I've reviewed this museum before and continue to return to this venue on successive visits to the city. During this visit, there was an amazing exhibition of The U.S. historical involvement in Vietnam. You can borrow an electronic audio guide which really enhances the experience....More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I had a few free hours on a Friday and was looking for something a little out of the ordinary to do indoors. So glad I chose to visit this museum. I began my visit watching the two movies in their nice auditorium. Especially enjoyed...More

Thank bloomcrew
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Wow! There is a lot of exhibits packed in the museum. From trains to Vietnam to women's suffrage to Tiffany lamps - we were impressed. The quality of the exhibits was very good. They also had a very interactive children's section in the basement. It...More

Thank Mary Jane W
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we went to the museum to see the exhibit. This was our first time to the museum. It is across the street from The Natural Museum of History (they have a parking lot there) The museum has 4 floors with various exhibits. We went...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

First visit to this low-key, interesting museum. Tickets to an afternoon show limited me to a two-hour visit; Sunday opening is 11am. Had a lovely walk along Central Park West to the Grand Bazaar (flea market) on 77th & Columbus opened at 10am, so ambled...More

Thank Table42
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Presently there are a number of special exhibitions each of which alone is worth the visit. Being close to the Christmas holiday the Jerni Collection of old toys with the emphasis on trains is on display. Any one with memories of the Vietnam War will...More

Thank BRIAN B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Was not what I was expecting--- rather disappointed. There were some artifacts form when the dutch were here but nothing about the late 18th,19th or 20th century contributions orhow the immigrants changed the face of the city

Thank Juli B
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
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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
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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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