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Queens Historical Society Information
Queens Historical Society Info
Adults - $5, Students and Seniors - $3
Tues. & Sat. & Sun. 2:30pm-4:30pm
When to Go:
All ages are welcome.
- The Historical Society in Queens is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and major holidays.
Queens Historical Society Quick Facts
- The Historical Society Queens is located in Flushing's Weeping Beech Park, in the Queens borough of New York City.
- The Queens Historical Society was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.
- The Historical Society Queens was founded in 1968.
14335 37th Avenue
Phone Number: 718.939.0647
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Fascinating Historical Exhibits at the Queens Historical Society
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$3.00 for adults
Features: A National Historic Landmark since 1972, the Queens Historical Society seeks to preserve the heritage of New York City's largest borough with over 300 years' worth of historical photographs, manuscripts, maps, and art. The museum is located in the historic Kingsland Homestead, in Flushing, Queens.
Why We Go: History buffs and native New Yorkers alike will be delighted by the Queens Historical Society. Housed in the stately and beautiful Kingsland Homestead, in the two-acre Weeping Beech Park, this inexpensive NYC museum boasts a gallery space totaling 1,350 square feet.
- Photographs: The Queens Historical Society explores the history of New York City's largest borough with a large collection of photographs that date from the early 1850s to present day. Even those who know nothing of New York will find these pictures fascinating.
- Manuscripts: One of the most exciting attractions at the Queens Historical Society is its manuscript collection. Among the Society's collection of handwritten materials are diaries, letters, and deeds, some of which date from as early as the 1700s.
- Weeping Beech: For 151 years, the Queens Historical Society was home to an awe-inspiring 60-foot weeping beech tree. The tree, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966, originated in Belgium and is believed to be the source of all weeping beech trees in the United States. It fell in 1998. Now visitors to the Queens Historical Society may admire the seven direct descendants of that tree that remain in the park.
Inside Knowledge: The Queens Historical Society was formed in 1968 after a merger with the Kingsland Preservation Commission. Now housed in the landmark 1774 Colonial house known as Kingsland Homestead, the Queens Historical Society continues to explore and preserve the rich history of Queens through history-related exhibitions and educational programs.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Arrange a Group Tour: If you're traveling with friends or family, be sure to call ahead and arrange a group tour of the Queens Historical Society. The museum experience is greatly enhanced by the commentary of one of the Society's knowledgeable volunteers.
- Do Educate Yourself: While you're welcome to browse the museum's collections at your own leisure, we recommend attending one of the excellent educational programs offered by the Queens Historical Society. Lectures and slide presentations will highlight the rich history of Queens and cultivate a deep appreciation for this, New York City's largest borough.
- Don't Forget to Visit the Gift Shop: When you've finished touring the Queens Historical Society, be sure to drop by the on-site gift shop, where you can buy posters, flags, videos, and notepaper.
- Don't Miss Other Queens Landmarks: The Queens Historical Society proudly offers tours of other famous NYC landmarks in Queens, such as the Brinckerhoff Family Cemetery. Be sure to check them out.