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New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
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Ranked #100 of 1 138 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 are interesting examples of sculpture, furniture and artwork.

1  Thank Reggie293
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 didn't eat there but they were both busy.

Cons: A little pricy at $21/person, a couple of the exhibits were closed because they were being switched out.

Thank sundevilgirly
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 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
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