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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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 14 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of different things to see and learn. There is something for everyone to enjoy!! It was very nice to see and I’m very glad I went( it came with are bus tour!)

Thank ltanzola
Reviewed 2 May 2018

i was blown away by the fabulous collection of Tiffany lamps that are on display in this gem of a museum. There was a special display about the Vietnam war, which was very informative and thought-provoking. There is a very informative introductory film that explained...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Although I’ve lived in NYC my whole life, there is always something new to discover, and this museum offers new discoveries. The location is perfect. It’s directly across the street from Central Park, across the street from the Museum of Natural History, and just a...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

On a recent visit there was a lot to see on just two floors. Our main reason for coming was the extraordinary Viet Nam exhibit on the first floor (see photo). Despite the fact that this period in our history has been extensively covered, this...More

Thank TeamMan
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The New York Historical Society Museum was a very pleasant and rewarding surprise in the middle of a hustling city. Once you go through the doors and enter the inner sanctum, you leave the noise and fast-paced city behind and enter a tranquil repository of...More

Thank Sharon F C
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I expected this place to be a museum with lots of old things and to be very out of date. There were actually several exhibits, all of which (both permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary) that were all interesting in their own way. My favorite was the...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We picked up the free pass here from our local library. This is not a museum I would normally visit, but at the library, another patron highly recommended a visit. This place is great! It’s right next the the Museum of Natural History—there www so...More

Thank 17wandalust46
Reviewed 15 April 2018

After visiting this museum before for the New Light on Tiffany Exhibition several years ago, we were recently told about the new installation of the Neustadt Tiffany Lamp Collection and decided to go. WOW!!!! First of all it is not only the finest collection of...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I'm so glad we found this museum! Located on the Upper West Side, the NY Historical Society was easy to get to via Subway. Check their website to see what special exhibits are showing. When we visited, we saw an exhibit on Vietnam, but it...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This museum has so much to offer. There are usually several exhibits going on simultaneously so there is something for everyone. Also, the theater is most intimate for "talks" and panel discussions, making it easy to feel you are in their living room. Also, diversity...More

Thank Arlene L
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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