New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society – Overview

Visit the New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804 as New York’s first museum!

Highlights

A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society. It houses four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. The museum hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat – and often surprising – bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.

Established in 1804, the museum is New York’s first museum. The founders of the museum thought that it was necessary to preserve original records and authentic documents in order to preserve history. Without the aid of those artifacts, history would be nothing but fables and conjectures.

Therefore, the museum offers an impressive number of art, objects, artifacts, and documents. Enduring history and finding explanations, causes, and insights – those are the objectives of the New-York Historical.

You may also enjoy the Museum at Eldridge Street!

Important Information 

New-York Historical offers free daily tours of the Museum’s collections at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.
Prices & Tickets
Regular Price With Voucher
Adult $22.00 $18.00
Seniors/Educators/Active Military $17.00 $14.00
Students $13.00 $10.00
Kids (5-13 years old) $6.00 $5.00
monday Closed
tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
thursday 10:00 - 18:00
friday 10:00 - 20:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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Prices & Tickets
Regular Price With Voucher
Adult $22.00 $18.00
Seniors/Educators/Active Military $17.00 $14.00
Students $13.00 $10.00
Kids (5-13 years old) $6.00 $5.00
monday Closed
tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
thursday 10:00 - 18:00
friday 10:00 - 20:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 11:00 - 17:00
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  • 20% off all museum admission tickets except group reservations.
  • Each coupon is valid for one to six people.