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New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New York Historical Society Museum and Library
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New York Historical Society Museum and Library
From $21.00*
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A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with its four centuries of history and art - plus the only Children's History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often...more
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170 Central Park W, at Richard Gilder Way, New York City, NY 10024-5152
Upper West Side
+1 212-873-3400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked it well in advance as it seemed highly popular with no open slots available for weeks on their website. The excitement was obviously high and couldn’t wait to visit. We reached an hour early and got refreshed in their cafe located at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rpstgnyc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were excited to finally be able to come and see this exhibit because I made the booking in early November for Dec 28. All the weekend times were sold out so I made it when the kids were out of school. My 8 year...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went with a friend to see the Harry Potter exhibit. It was wonderful! I’m glad we got the earliest ticket time though. As we were at the end of the exhibit we could tell it was getting much more crowded with people coming in....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mriann
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the exhibit. It is a must see. I wish they would travel with this exhibit. didn't get a chance to see rest of museum but would love to come back

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Harry Potter exhibit and it was wonderful! There was so much that I did not know about J.K. Rowling’s writing process. It was full of beautiful items. It was not really for younger children. There were several there and they were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know about this excellent museum, but a friend who is a member invited me. I had no interest in an exhibit on Tiffany Glass, but I have to admit, with the history and presentation, I actually found it very interesting. The Billie Jean...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LFK1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here before but we went this time with the whole family to see the History of Magic exhibit, since we all love our HP! It was a yucky weather day and we felt very glad we weren't going to the AMNH, which had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mae I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard of this museum, but always gravitated to the bigger names - MET, MoMA, Whitney, etc. This was a fantastic place to visit. We particularly enjoyed the introductory historical films, the temporary exhibits, the Tiffany lamp display ( one of the best organized,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bernie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky that our visit to NYC at Christmas happened to coincide with the Harry Potter exhibition, we arrived early for our timed slot so popped into the cafe for coffe and a pastry. We'd already seen the exhibition in London and were looking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CapDeathCarpet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the History of Magic exhibit and loved it! It's a beautifully curated exhibit, containing wonderful historical documents related to magic (the long scroll describing how to make a philosopher's stone is a high point!). There are also lots of historical documents about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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August 31, 2018|
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Response from Marybeth I | Property representative |
Yes, in the Audubon Birds of America Focus Gallery, there is a rotating display of Audubon's watercolor models along with other works from New-York Historical’s collection of Auduboniana.
Jeffrey T
September 30, 2016|
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Response from mark f | Reviewed this property |
The children's museum (lower ground), ground floor and first floor are open. Only half of the first floor is museum. Until they open the fourth floor don't bother.
Destinee L
February 4, 2015|
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Response from koconnor1022 | Property representative |
Admission is $19 for adults. Seniors (65+), educators = $12 Students = $12 Children (5-13) = $6 Children under 5 are free Active duty military in uniform are free Friday evenings (6-8pm) are pay-as-you-wish