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New-York Historical Society
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Overlooking the western rim of Central Park, this neoclassical structure guards some of the oldest artifacts associated with the city of New York. The New-York Historical Society was founded in 1804... Read More
Overlooking the western rim of Central Park, this neoclassical structure guards some of the oldest artifacts associated with the city of New York. The New-York Historical Society was founded in 1804 as New York's first museum and has been at its present location since 1908. The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture on the fourth floor has been redesigned to showcase The Gallery of Tiffany lamps, displayed in a sparkling glass gallery. The Center for Women's History is the first of its kind in a U.S. museum dedicated to this essential subject.
170 Central Park West @ 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
- Mon: Close
- Tue-Thu,: Sat; 10am-6pm
- Fri: 10am-8pm
- Sun: 11am-5pm
- Adult $10; Senior $7; Student $6; Child (12 and under) Free
- Museums: "The New-York Historical Society offers free daily tours of its collections at 2 and 3:30 PM; its Caffe Storico is a good spot to catch your breath."
- Best for Museums Because: From the Underground Railroad Collection to the Tiffany Glass Gallery, N-YHS shines a special light on the diverse history of the region.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the N-YHS is a museum-within-a-museum with interactive displays and a Sunday Story Hour.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Fabulously installed exhibits of the Audubon watercolors, the Underground Railroad Collection, the new room of Tiffany Glass and dozens of Hudson River School paintings.