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

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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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  • I had no idea this museum even existed till I found it on Groupon...and I've lived in NY my whole life! Current exhibits on JFK and Tiffany glass are terrific.  more »
  • The fourth floor Tiffany glass (permanent) exhibit is breathtaking! Right now, there is also an Eloise exhibit designed to please. Some of the art is actually drawn on the walls, and adds delightfully...  more »
  • Beautiful Museum, is not as well-known as others, for example the Natural history that is in the other block, but is worth visiting it, has interesting testimonies of the history and society of New York and United States in general, and, for lovers of the Tiffany lamps, an exhibition that permanent qeudara on the 4th floor of 120 Tiffany lamps began 2 months ago , they are beautifully displayed, all with lighting and an excellent guide! It is one of the shows most beautiful I saw in my life, and on the floor upper can treat yourself to create your own lamp Tiffany!
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  • I've only been to their shop and cafe- very peaceful and great for a break after going through the galleries. I love how neatly the goods are displayed and the employees are so helpful. Baked goods are delicious and surprisingly priced like a normal coffee shop!
  • Eclectic grab bag of stuff. Some rotating historical exhibits and some really fun stuff, including a gorgeous and massive collection of Tiffany lamps on the top floor.
  • Great for field trips, I went with my school. It's fun and some exhibits are really interesting.
  • Great museum. Easy to get to on the B and C train. Kids museum on the lower level. Had 3 or 4 galleries upstairs. We spent about 3 hours.
  • I was not that impressed, but it was not a waste of time at the same time I probably wont go back. TWO stars because for the price they charge it is not much of a value for the buck. The story of NY show/movie was pretty good. We were done in about two hours, this place is directly across from Museum of Natural History,( now that is a museum worth going!)

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