New York Historical Society

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 10024, New York City, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +212-8733400
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Exhibition , Landmarks, Social, Arts
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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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following New York City itinerary 3 days.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Penn Station
  • Central Park West bus stop

  • Estiatorio En Plo - Seafood Cesca
  • Italian food Gray’s Papaya – Hot Dogs

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  • New York Historical Society Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 10024, New York City, United States
  • New York Historical Society Contact Number: +212-8733400
  • New York Historical Society Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • New York Historical Society Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit New York Historical Society(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit New York Historical Society: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 10.9% of people who visit New York City include New York Historical Society in their plan

  • 37.64% of people start their New York Historical Society visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see New York Historical Society

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

84.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting New York Historical Society

People normally club together Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Madison Square Garden while planning their visit to New York Historical Society.

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  • Went with kids to Harry Potter show. If you are thinking of bringing kids younger than 15 at the show, stay home. Although the show is well put together, it's really an assembly of items related to alchemy, witchery, etc. and some papers and pictures from Rowling's archive. There are no hands-on things, or anything that would be of any interest to a child. Considering the price, timed-tickets, parking, etc. it was a disappointment as the Harry Potter brand is used to bring in families with young kids...but it's not for them.

  • This was very much worth the visit. The Tiffany lamps exhibit was amazing. The docent in the Tiffany exhibit was extremely knowledgeable not only about that exhibit but other exhibits also. She made the museum come alive.

  • Wonderful museum and collection of items and paintings. Especially loved the Tiffany lamps. The kids floor was well curated also and a great place for little ones.

  • One of the Oldest Museums in America Located in the Upper West Side, this is New York's oldest museum, founded in 1804 where cultural and educational experiences await you. This museum gives you a detailed perspective on NYC's past. Exhibits are varied and cover all aspects of city life. The permanent exhibits on the fourth floor offer a glimpse of urban living, including vintage toys, furniture and clothing. P.S. On the day we visited the museum, found some of the tour guides to be very noisy and loud - unfortunately that distracted me from my museum experience.

  • Very varied collection of artifacts relating to a wide range of topics. Has very well-made children's history museum in the basement. Probably best for kids that can at least read a bit though. Changing special exhibition that not necessarily have to do with NYC, but are certainly quite interesting.

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