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    What you'll do

    Explore four centuries of New York City history when you visit the New York Historical Society

    Experience the New York Historical Society with The New York Pass®

    Be exposed to over four centuries worth of rich New York history by visiting the exhibits and installations displayed at the New York Historical Society.

    Right across the street from Central Park, learn more about the city of New York and all of the Americans who have created bits of history within this country. When you visit the museum, you'll be served the culture of NYC on a silver platter. With the use of photographs, paintings, and literature, the New York Historical Society put together amazing exhibits and installations that are a testament to the rich history of the United States.

    New York Historical Society highlights

    Collection

    In addition to the New York Historical Society's many changing exhibitions, they also feature quite an impressive collection of pieces that reside in the museum. In total, they've collected over 1.6 million pieces including sculptures by the likes of Daniel Chester French as well as drawings and historical artifacts. Perhaps one of the most interesting collections that the museum has is their 550 plus American board games dating back to the 19th century.

    What's on

    See the current exhibitions at the New York Historical Society.

    Discover the NY Historical Society

    Unearth a treasure trove of history at the NY Historical Society. As New York's oldest museum, it offers a captivating journey through time, showcasing a collection rich in artifacts, art, and narratives that shaped the American landscape.

    New York Historical Society Museum: A Chronicle of America

    Explore the New York Historical Society Museum, a portal to the past. This iconic institution is an unforgettable experience, unraveling the nation's history through a New Yorker's lens, and providing a unique understanding of our collective heritage.

    Know before you go

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    Getting in: please present your pass for scanning upon arrival. 

     

    For more information visit the New York Historic Society website.

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    FAQs

    Q. What makes the New York Historical Society unique?
    A. With a founding date of 1804, the New York Historical Society stands as the oldest museum in New York City, preserving and presenting the city's history for over two centuries.

    Q. What treasures can I find in the New York Historical Society's collection?
    A. Housing over 1.6 million artifacts, including George Washington's inaugural Bible and Alexander Hamilton's desk, the New York Historical Society's collection showcases a vast array of art objects, documents, and photographs.

    Q. What exhibitions are available at the New York Historical Society?
    A. Immerse yourself in the dynamic exhibitions at the New York Historical Society, exploring a diverse range of topics such as women's suffrage, the Civil War, immigration, and the city's vibrant art scene.

    Q. Can I conduct research at the New York Historical Society?
    A. Yes, the New York Historical Society's Library grants researchers access to a wealth of resources, including books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, and more, providing invaluable opportunities for in-depth exploration of New York's past.

    Q. How does the New York Historical Society inspire learning?
    A. Engage in educational programs at the New York Historical Society, offering guided tours, workshops, lectures, and interactive experiences for all ages, fostering a deeper connection with history.

    Q. How can I contribute to the New York Historical Society's mission?
    A. Support the New York Historical Society's preservation and promotion of New York's remarkable history by becoming a member, making a donation, attending special events, or volunteering your time.

    Where you'll be

    170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, US

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    Operating hours

    Friday: 11AM - 8PM
    Saturday and Sunday: 11AM - 5PM

    New York Historical Society

    (212) 873-3400

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