New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, New York City

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Take a bite out of the Big Apple's rich culture with a stop at New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, the city's first museum. Established in 1804, this museum contains a collection of over 1.5 million objects, including major artworks by Thomas Cole, Eastman Johnson, Rembrandt Peale, and James Bard. The museum's collection of artifacts ranges from a historic chair used at George Washington's presidential inauguration to more than 500 American board games. The on-site research library features more than three million books and newspapers, as well as a vast collection of materials documenting slavery and the post-Civil War period. Prepare for your visit by downloading an audio guide to your mobile device. New-York Historical Society Museum & Library is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, New York City Edition.
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  • This museum is located on the Upper Westside just across from Central Park West and 77th Street in a very beautiful and classic New York building. It is right next to the Natural History museum . Seve...  read more »
  • We visited NYHSM to see the Hamilton display and discovered a treasure trove of American history. This museum isn't just for New Yorkers! 
  • This isn't worth it, a poor nothing compared to the city museum and for 20 bucks for what amounts to one and a half floors it is not worth. The exhibition of Battle of Brooklyn was okay, informative, ...  read more »
  • My favorite kind of museum: small, manageable, and of the highest quality. Saw an exhibition of of American folk art in which every item was special - I could have spent hours in the single (large) room. Picasso's huge curtain on the second floor is one of the few pieces that might be a standard tourist attraction - and it's gorgeous - but it's mostly the small things that count.
  • This is properly one of my favorite museum. It's small, manageable to get around and not too big. The art here is just amazing, I wish I had some skills like that. Staffs are friendly and knowledgeable. Overall great place to visit.
  • I have loved going to the NYHS over the years - they always have interesting and informative exhibits
  • Great place for the whole family. I enjoyed the current Picasso exhibit while my kids enjoy the children's historical hands on tour of New York history. Don't miss the historical film, regardless of your status in relation to thw city you will appreciate it and will feel a part of the great metropolis!
  • There isn't a ton to see here and what is here is just alright. There is a nice downstairs with a library like feeling that is good to relax and read a couple of books with the kids but if you are looking for a day trip head next door to the American Museum of Natural History. See if you can find the Alice in Wonderland head they have random placed here. (it is a replica of the Alice statue in central park)
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