We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
+1 212-534-1672
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour
More Info
and up
New York City Shop, Hop and Top Experience including Woodbury Common and...
More Info
and up
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Currently Under Construction: "New York at its Core" a landmark three gallery exhibition covering NYC's 400+ year history. Coming this November!
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“gilded age” (45 reviews)
“new york” (247 reviews)
“jacob riis” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
+1 212-534-1672
Write a Review
Reviews (748)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

101 - 110 of 614 reviews

Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

This is the prefect place to learn more about New York city's history. We were lucky to visit after the new exhibition "New York at its core" was released. This is a fun interactive exhibition that explains how the city was founded and how it...More

Thank Edith S
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

It's interesting but not too exciting. Only if you really are interested in the history of New York. I really enjoyed the documental but the rest is boring.

1  Thank Thomas A
Reviewed December 31, 2016

If you've not been in quite a while, the City Museum is now an up-to-date, beautiful, modern facility with a stunning LED display above the grand staircase, high-tech exhibits including projections, interactive displays, and some (frankly) incredible technology. I've always loved the City Museum, and...More

Thank Phill G
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

A ticket to this museum was apart of our hop on hop off bus tour. This was a very interesting museum to visit. It was very informative.

Thank Jahmai
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I always pay a visit to this museum every time I am in NYC. There are permanent exhibits to revisit and temporary shows which are always intriguing. The museum explores not only the history of the city but the various cultural aspects. It's hard to...More

Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I visited the museum last week. Wow, the exhibits are so cool. This museum really does reflect the history of New York City. You can find all kind of exhibits on the different communities who make up NYC and the museum is situated in beautiful...More

Thank neil102
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by this museum. Film about the history of New York was very well made and instructive. Had a great time in the interactive room too. Spent much more time there than I expected.

Thank Elise L
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see something no other city had so this museum was spot on. It showcases the history and the culture of the city. It was poignant and evocative and personal yet global. Wow.

Thank Redrosehorse
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Spent a very enjoyable 2 hours visit to this museum which at the moment is showcasing New York's history from Henry Hudson to the present day from New Amsterdam to New York; this section has three sections, the first outlines the 400 year history of...More

Thank Seasonedtraveller028
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Small gem of a museum. Good way to get a quick essence of the history of New York. Even good for native New Yorkers like myself who know or experienced many of the events described here, but good to get an historical context and perspective.

Thank J L
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
El Paso Taqueria
93 reviews
.30 miles away
Lexington pizza parlor
56 reviews
.29 miles away
28 reviews
.30 miles away
Superior Cafe
7 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Conservatory Garden
289 reviews
.06 miles away
The Jewish Museum
338 reviews
.56 miles away
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
109 reviews
.54 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jodean J
July 10, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from rpcohen | Reviewed this property |
Sure Particularly if they are with informed adults
May 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from rpcohen | Reviewed this property |
Would allow at least 4 hours