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Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029 (Harlem)
212-534-1672
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Ranked #147 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum that houses and preserves cultural art works and artifacts that illustrate Manhattan's...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Museum that houses and preserves cultural art works and artifacts that illustrate Manhattan's history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Made a nice change to the arty ones we had visited Great exhibition of Mac Conner one of the original Mad Men, with hand painted illustrations for advertising campaigns which we loved! There were several other exhibition which captivated us, we had planned on visiting two museums but spend most the day in this one :-)

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We only went to this museum because it was a free entrance and free breakfast with our NY pass but what a great experience. The exhibits were great. There's a 22 Minute long documentary on the founding and development of NYC. There's a photo exhibit, capturing life in the city. Some of the jewels and costumes of the upper class... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I loved the 20 minute video of the history of NYC. The museum was fairly attractive. The activism display was very informative. Highly Recommended!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to this museum yesterday and was really disappointed. Apart from the 22 minute film on the history of NYC, there wasn't much else of interest to me. The Activist exhibit was closed for renovation, the photography exhibit was not amazing and the doll house… gimme a break. The only room that had actual artifacts was "Gilded New York"... More 

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not a huge place, we saw almost eveything in about 3 hours. Excellent small collection on Gilded NY and a terrific film on the history of the city. Highly recommended for tourists and locals alike.

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Kozani, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

altough is a small museum and i didnt expect it i really liked whats displayed there especially the gallery things and the paintings. a treasure in new york,i recommend visiting it!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A great tour through the history of the city. Several specialist exhibits plus a film explaining the development over time.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were staying 10 minute walk from this museum and had free entry with our New York pass so decided to visit on a rainy day....so glad we did. The museum is not massive but what is there is very interesting. A 20 minute video to start gives you a fantastic insight into the history of New York upto the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Museum of the City of New York is one of the 12+ or so museums located on New York City's 'Museum Mile' along Fifth Avenue from 105th Street to 83rd Street. What a delightful place full of interesting displays and exhibits. The building itself is beautiful! I visited the Thomas Jefferson letters exhibit and the Tiffany Foundation Gallery on... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent the day in New York City recently and had heard about an interesting exhibit "Letters To Afar" : a video art installation of old films from Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe that were taken in the 1930's by Jewish immigrants. There is also original letters of Thomas Jefferson: The Jefferson Letters, and an exhibit of drawings... More 

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