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 with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It 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.
Events & Exhibitions
The 20% Discount at New-York Historical Society also includes entry to some amazing exhibits
How do shoes define who we are? Why do we collect them? Who buys them? And who makes them? Discover how economic and fashion trends throughout the 20thcentury – as well women makers, designers, and entrepreneurs – have shaped shoe design in this exciting exhibition.
Features highlights from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts, the incomparable trove of magical historical artefacts from the Emmy Award-winning illusionist David Copperfield. Evoking the New York magic shops that sparked Copperfield’s imagination, displays explore the careers and achievements of legendary magicians from the Golden Age of Magic and showcase iconic objects used by Harry Houdini in his famous escape stunts, culminating with the Death Saw—one of Copperfield’s groundbreaking illusions.