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What you'll do

Looking for the best museums in NYC? Head to the New York Historical Society Museum.

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  • Pay nothing upon arrival – simply scan your digital pass
  • Get a general admission to the New York Historical Society Museum
  • Access all permanent and temporary exhibits on display

The New York Historical Society Museum & Library hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat and often surprising bite of New York City culture easily digested in an hour or two.

The museum offers a rich taste of New York City with a collection that includes everything from 16th-century arrowheads, to almost 3,000 historical toys and games, to a model of Lincoln’s head from the same sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial, to a door from the first fire engine that reached ground zero on September 11th.

This small yet mighty museum showcases four centuries of history and art among its exhibits. It lines up plenty of quirky galleries dedicated to pop culture, celebrity icons, theater, and American history. There's a Children’s History Museum onsite too, where kids can learn and play, plus a Center for Women’s History where you can discover the lives and legacies of American legends.

Alongside the historic artifacts, you'll find sculptures, rare art pieces, and panoramic films detailing New York City's story. A must-see to find out more about the Big Apple.

New York Historical Society Museum exhibits

Audubon's Birds of America Focus Gallery – view John James Audubon's spectacular watercolor The Birds of America display. Each month, there is a new Bird of the Month and visitors will be able to delve into the artist's creative process for each species.

Gallery of Tiffany Lamps – this exhibit serves as the centerpiece of the fourth floor and features over a hundred illuminated Tiffany lamps. The New York Historical Society Museum features one of the most extensive collections of Dragonfly shades, a unique type of Dogwood floor lamp. 

DiMenna Children's History Museum – this exhibit is for the kids, by the kids. Walk through exhibits that showcase the stories of a select group of famous youngsters from the 17th century and on. 

Object Tell Stories – explore a collection of treasures that tell the story of New York and American history.

Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection – see the favorite works of some of the New York Historical Society's most famous collectors.

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Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting In: Please present your pass for scanning upon arrival. 

There's no need for individual New York Historical Society Museum tickets, admission is included with your pass along with 80+ popular attractions.

For more information visit the New York Historic Society website.

Where you'll be

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170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, US

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Operating hours

Friday: 11AM - 8PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11AM - 5PM

Closings & holidays

Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

New York Historical Society Museum

(212) 873-3400

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