New York Historical Society Museum & Library

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170 Central Park West, NY
(212) 873-3400
  • 1
    79th Street
  • B
    81st Street – Museum of Natural History

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 6pm

             Fri 10am - 8pm

             Saturday 10am - 6pm

             Sundays 10am - 5pm


The New York Historical Society, is one of the most important cultural institutions in the United States. Is dedicated to promoting research, present the history and art through exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world today.

Founded in 1804, the New York-Historical is the oldest museum in the city.

Collections: His art properties comprising more than 1.6 million items, including a signed copy of the Constitution, a painting by Picasso curtain and real plaster mask of Abraham Lincoln.

Its library has more than 3 million books, brochures, maps, atlases, newspapers, scores, manuscripts, prints, photographs and architectural drawings. Including the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America."

For more information about your collection you can click here.

Exhibitions: Inside the Museum have held several exhibitions, which were linked to American history and culture, such as: Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America, George Washington, Slavery in New York, new York divided: Slavery and the civil war, Lincoln and new York.

You can view the current exhibitions by clicking here.

Programs: The Historical Society also offers a range of school-based programs teacher resources, provides academic scholarships and organizes public programs for adults in terms of promoting the formation of permanent and profound history.

Tickets: On Fridays between 6pm and 8pm can pay what you want. Children under 4 are admitted free. You can check the ticket prices by clicking here.

Our advice:

  • The library is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • The museum is generally quiet between 10am and 11pm.
  • If you are accompanied by children, will find within the institution, The Museum of History of the DiMenna Children explores New York and American history with the proper slope for children, with interactive exhibits, digital games and a variety of programs.
  • Check websites like Groupon discounts, you can save up to 70% on tickets.