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Museum of the City of New York, New York City

(2.9/5 based on 600+ 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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  • Visited because of subscription 3 bus days discovered the Gray Line. Pleasant and curious to visit, tells a little history and milestones of the city of New York. On 3 floors you would visit him to visit it, puts a lot of still, to evaluate the price of admission if you bought independently
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  • Visited here yesterday with a couple of friends deciding to go at the spur of the moment. Immediately greeted by a staff member...she was so friendly and helpful as is everyone who works there. The su...  more »
  • This is a magnificent museum in a great setting. Very manageable, not overwhelming, easy to maneuver. Start on floor one and work your way up. The artifacts, chronology and stories that guide you thro...  more »