New-York Historical Society – Overview
Visit the New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804 as New York’s first museum!
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!
NOTE: Vaccination and mask are still required prior to entry
“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli (through 4/2/23)
Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection (through 7/23/23)
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection (through 2/26/23)
“Turn Every Page”: Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive (ongoing)
Objects Tell Stories (ongoing)
Gallery of Tiffany Lamps (ongoing)
Meet the Presidents and Oval Office (ongoing)
Audubon Birds of America (ongoing)
Roy J. Zuckerberg Hall of Silver (ongoing)
Expanding the Collections (new arrivals; through 8/27/23)
BJK: Tennis Court to Capitol Hill (through 6/18/23)
“Our Bodies Our Power”: Women at the Forefront of the Equal Rights Amendment (through 4/30/23)
“When I Play, People Listen” (ongoing)
Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’ America (ongoing)
Women’s Voices (ongoing)
Time Inc: The World in Words and Pictures (ongoing)
History Responds: A Shot at Hope (ongoing)
New York’s Liberty Bell (ongoing)
The Waldorf Astoria Lobby Clock (ongoing)
Picasso’s Le Tricorne (ongoing)
Nari Ward’s We the People (ongoing)
Lady Pink’s Vote Mural (ongoing)
New York Story (20 minutes)
We Rise (20 minutes)
NY History Store
|Regular Price||With Voucher|
|Kids (5-13 years old)||$6.00||$5.00|
|tuesday||11:00 - 17:00|
|wednesday||11:00 - 17:00|
|thursday||11:00 - 17:00|
|friday||11:00 - 20:00|
|saturday||11:00 - 17:00|
|sunday||11:00 - 17:00|