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About New-york Historical Society, New York City

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on today’s world. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City.

New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

New-York Historical is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; and the 2009 exhibition Lincoln and New York.

Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs are one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.

This is one of the most visited and important places in New York, which offers a lot of things for the enthusiastic travelers who want to explore historic and social significances of the city.

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New-york Historical Society Information

  • The first weekend of the month is free.
  • Tips & Warnings: Don’t miss the exhibition of Audubon paints and collection of tiffany lamps.

New-york Historical Society Tickets Prices

  • Adults - $18; Teachers and Seniors - $14; Students - $12 ; Children (5-13 years) - $6 and Children (4 and under) are free.

New-york Historical Society Opening and Closing Hours

  • Patricia d. Klingenstein Library (Summer Timings – Memorial day through Labor Day) Tuesday to Friday: 09:00 am to 03:00 pm; Saturday to Monday: Closed.

How To Get To New-york Historical Society by Public Transport

  • Penn Station
  • Central Park West bus stop

Restaurants Near New-york Historical Society

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Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Phone: +212-8733400

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

Museum, History Museum, Exhibition

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  • If you're looking for a bit of New York history there's no place you should visit first. Inexpensive easy to reach and right in the heart of Central Park. Friendly and informative staff. You'll be amazed at how much our past paved the way for the country we live in today. Enjoy

  • Medium sized museum with quite a few interesting collections. Also has pay as your want day.

  • I've only been to their shop and cafe- very peaceful and great for a break after going through the galleries. I love how neatly the goods are displayed and the employees are so helpful. Baked goods are delicious and surprisingly priced like a normal coffee shop!

  • Great museum with neat artifacts, interesting art, and helpful staff. I enjoyed the WW1 art exhibit and, suprisingly, the childrens museum the most. It's in a great location too.

  • Eclectic grab bag of stuff. Some rotating historical exhibits and some really fun stuff, including a gorgeous and massive collection of Tiffany lamps on the top floor.

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