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New York Historical Society

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New York Historical Society Information

New York Historical Society Info

Ticket Info:
Adults - $10; Seniors/Educators - $7; Students - $6; Kids Under 12 - Free

Hours:
Tues.- Sat. 10am- 6pm, Sun. 11am- 5:45pm; Fri. Open Until 8pm; Closed Mondays

When to Go:
Free Music Fridays

Age Restriction:
All Ages

Nearest Transit:
81st St (B, C)

Important Information

  • Closed Mondays.

New York Historical Society Quick Facts

  • The New York Historical Society is a historical NY museum near Central Park.
  • The Independent Research Library at the NY Historical Society documents four centuries of history in the Big Apple.
  • Past exhibit topics at the NYC Historical Society include everyone from Abraham Lincoln to the Grateful Dead.

Address:
170 Central Park W
New York, US

Website: https://www.nyhistory.org/web/

Phone Number: 212.873.3400




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New York Historical Society is the Oldest Museum in NYC

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Features: The New York Historical Society near Central Park is the perfect NYC museum for history buffs visiting the Big Apple. Explore more than four centuries of NYC history at the NY Historical Society, and take advantage of their beautiful reading room and extensive archives collection.

Why We Go: The New York Historical Society is a cheap and family-friendly way to spend a few hours in Manhattan. This Upper West Side museum is close to Central Park, making it a great alternative if your picnic in the park gets rained out.

  • New York City's Oldest Museum: The NY Historical Society was founded in 1804 and is New York City's oldest museum.
  • Specializes in NYC History: The New York Historical Society features NYC family records, as well as a storage room on display that specializes in the history of New York City.
  • Free Concert Fridays: The NYC Historical Society is open until 8pm for their Free Music Fridays presented by the Mannes College of Music in New York.

Inside Knowledge: The reading room at the New York Historical Society is home to thousands of archives, and the helpful staff at this popular NYC museum are more than happy to point you in the right direction no matter what you're looking for.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Enjoy the Exhibits: Temporary exhibits at the NY Historical Society are a favorite amongst history buffs in New York, and past exhibition topics include Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and even the Grateful Dead.
  • Do Bring the Kids: Introduce your kids to some of the great historical facts and events they may have missed at school at the New York Historical Society. Also, admission to the NYC Historical Society is free for children under 12.
  • Don't Miss the Displayed Storage: The displayed storage room on the fourth floor of the National Historical Society NY includes all the great artifacts this NYC museum wants to showcase without putting on a full exhibit.
  • Don't Skip the Bookstore: The bookstore at the New York Historical Society features a number of books documenting the rich history of New York City, and is a great way to study up on the Big Apple.