New York City is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make New York City one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. New York City is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in New York City or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of New York City. Explore the historical monuments of New York City with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this New York City guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in New York City page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical New York City landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of New York City.
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Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Mention New York, and it is hard to miss Statue of Liberty. One of the most quintessential things to do in New York, the Statue of Liberty bestows you with a characteristic New York experience like no other. There are more reasons than one why should absolutely hop of on a cruise over the Hudson river to this magnificent historical attraction. Enjo...
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West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York
07:00 am - 11:00 pm
The High Line is one of those places in New York that have transformed from something run down to something that is pretty and enjoyable. No wonder then, street artistes love to showcase their work here. You might find some usual, unimaginative name tags here and there but the murals by Kobra are definitely worth an exclusive trip there. high ...
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Ellis Island, New York, NY 07305
This has got to be on your Things to do in New York list for several reasons. This is your chance to appreciate this once gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States. Naturally, this has been one of the busiest immigrant inspection station for over sixty years. Today explore the islands massive expansion, which can be easily combine...
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200 Liberty Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006, United States
07:30 am - 09:00 pm
An indelible incident that marked New York’s history traumatically is today embraced by the city in the form of a strikingly beautiful memorial. While you might get, goosebumps exploring this city attraction, you are sure to mark a very cherishing memory of a lifetime. One of the must-do things to do in New York, this attraction will leave yo...
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1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
10:00 am - 05:45 pm
Also known as The Guggenheim, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is definitely one of the must do things in New York City. It is clear that New York is a plethora of all sorts of museums, with a footfall only encouraging further visitors. This one is not just another New York art museum, in fact, there is a ton more to this on the facets of art. What...
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4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001, United States
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A multi-purpose indoor arena that has witnessed dome of the most iconic activities in New York’s history, the Madison Square Garden is a must on any list of things to do in New York. Alost any activity or event happening here is no short of a fabulous experience you are to cherish for your life. The center is highly active with some or the ot...
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New York, NY 10017, United States
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
United Nations is the reason why we believe that peace and security would prevail. It is a symbol of the unity of the nations across the globe. You should definitely be one of the million people who take a guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. At the Visitor Centre, one gets to learn about the work of the United Nations t...
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1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in the National Mall area in Washington D.C. showcases the history of Native American protests from old Pre-Columbian human advancements up till the current 21st century evolution. There are many interesting exhibits and eye-opening materials that will certainly enlighten you as well as boggl...
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1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
The cornerstone for the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine was laid in the year 1892 and since then, the church has undergone major renovations and is still incomplete. Yet, it is the largest cathedral in the world, making it a global landmark. Boasting of a marvelous architectural structure, the Cathedral is an active house of worship. It h...
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Battery Park New York, NY 10004, United States
06:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Battery Park holds a very prominent place on the historical as well as the tourist map of New York. Castle Garden, which is situated inside the Park, was the world’s first to become an immigrant depot in 1855. It is much older than Ellis Island or Statue of Liberty. Much before their construction, millions of newcomers arrived at The Batt...
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110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY
Harlem is said to be one of the major American-African residential, business and cultural centre in the city of New York. Harlem is actually made up of several smaller neighborhoods, Bradhurst, Strivers' Row, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights and Sugar Hill.
Harlem is best known for its role in the cultural movement, it has everything right from ...
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5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
07:00 am - 08:30 pm
The corner stone of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral was laid down in the year 1858 and it opened its doors to everyone in the year 1879. Since then, around 5 million people visit the cathedral every year. The architecture is mesmerizing and you are sure to get this very calm feeling as soon as you enter. The followers of this particular Cathedral...
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57th Street and Seventh Ave, New York, New York 10019
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Carnegie Hall is a very important part of the cultural heritage of New York. Its mission since its inception has been to make the talent of musicians reach the widest possible audience. With that vision in mind, they have various shows and events held at all times. Watching a performance here is an experience of a lifetime- and you should definitel...
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225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
10:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum is the library of the late financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913). He was known to be one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors of United States. The collection consists of literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and various drawings and prints. The Library building was designat...
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569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Lexington Avenue is one of the coolest places in New York to hang out at. The place is abbreviated as 'Lex' by most of the New Yorkers and is located on the eastern side of Manhattan. The Lexington Avenue line is one of the busiest subway lines in New York City. It is so partially because of the constant bustling nature of this neighborhood and maj...