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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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  • Be sure to see the 20 minute movie in the lower level. It is so interesting. It takes you from the time that Henry Hudson sailed through the Narrows into Manhattan and the rest is history. They did a ...  more »
  • This is a big call, I know. I had so much fun visiting this place, the building was stunning, and I learned so much from the exhibits. The history of New York, particularly around protest movements re...  more »
  • If you want compact info watch the film Timescapes which shows you the history of New York from the time it was still New Amsterdam untill today. The museum itself is small but interesting and if you ...  more »