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Museum of the City of New York, New York City

(3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of one of the world's most famous cities. The red-brick, neo-Georgian building, built in 1929 and 1930, boasts a vast collection of items related to the city, with a particularly extensive dedication to objects from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about New York, its people, and its distinctive character through paintings, prints, antiques, and other artifacts. The museum's photos includes works by a number of famous photographers. Don't miss the museum's rare items, such as the chair that belonged to Sarah Rapelje, said to be the first child born in New York of European parents. You can grab a bite to eat afterward at Chalsty's Cafe. Use our New York City itinerary planner to visit Museum of the City of New York on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I lived in NYC 6 years and have visited perhaps 30 times. It is my favorite city in the world. Crossing a street I thought to myself, gee, is there anything I haven't seen in NY? Seeing a Hop On Hop O...  more »
  • The former New York, New York and now being able to see the comparison can only see one every once in a while visit. Also, you can look around by yourself so you can see the exciting things. A student who can see around 10. Under the 20-year-old persons are free. Adults 14. The position is located in Harlem, have been getting a ton of information than you think. Just go try it. Have fun.
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  • Of all the museums in New York, this one caught our eye as it was more focussed on the city and the culture of New York, rather than art and artists. We were not disappointed. A really informative int...  more »