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American Irish Historical Society
Ranked #625 of 1,148 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Founded in 1897 by fifty American Irishmen, the Society's mission is to record the story of the Irish settlement in America to present day.
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great museum with a number of very unusual exhibits.
We went for the WWII exhibit and were surprised at the tremendous amount of material there was to see

1  Thank j w
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Went by there , being Irish American. Some young kid answered the door and acted like we were crazy for coming by. Sent us packing saying there is no restaurant no gift shop nothing on exhibit. Who are these people?

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

What a fabulous renovation has taken place at the NY Historical Society on Central Park West and 76th / 77th Streets! The building has been totally refreshed, made for visitors to feel as if they are truly being placed back in time, immersed in other time periods of American History through photos, art renderings, story boards, and for children their are story game boards and interactive exhibits as well as live story time with authors.
In addition, there are live performances, conversations, and live book reviews held in the new auditorium with comfortable seats and great sound.
You can also take a docent tour by on of the lively tour guides who have anecdotal stories to share about some of the most colorful characters in American History, from presidents to local folk - what you get is a truly "human" interest story from a historical perspective. You can ask questions and find resource material - books, jewelry, games, greeting cards, etc., in the Societies retail shop.
There is also a lovely restaurant where you can stop, sit, and chat about all that you have experienced at the Society while planning your next visit. It is a refreshing, new experience, with something for everyone who loves history and a better understanding of the evolution of life in the states, towns and cities of New York / America. Stop by, check your coat (for free) and enjoy a few hours at the NY Historical Society and in a wonderful part of town.

2  Thank NewHalcyonDays
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

I was leading a group of seniors who had visited this museum in the past. The were not overly excited about a return visit but once we arrived they were delighted with the changes. I had not visited before and spent 3 hours on the website I found it so interesting. It was a great day learning about how important New York City was to this country's development and how it remains so to this day. I have told friends they must visit this museum if they are at all interested in history as the artifacts here are very worthwhile and interesting. I plan to return with my sons. Also, the cafe is great; worth a trip just for that.

2  Thank Roma92
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