Explore four centuries of New York City history when you visit the New York Historical Society Museum.

Right across the street from Central Park, learn more about the city of New York and all of the Americans who have created bits of history within this country. When you visit the museum, you'll be served the culture of NYC on a silver platter. With the use of photographs, paintings and literature, the New York Historical Society puts together amazing exhibits and installations that are a testament to the rich history of the United States.


In addition to the New York Historical Society's many changing exhibitions, they also feature quite an impressive collection of pieces that reside in the museum. In total they've collected over 1.6 million pieces including sculptures by the likes of Daniel Chester French as well as drawings and historical artifacts. Perhaps one of the most interesting collections that the museum has is their 550 plus American board games dating back to the 19th century.

How To Get There

  • B, C to 81st Street station.

  • 1 to 79th Street station.

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Entry to the New York Historical Society is normally $21.

- The New York Pass grants you free entry to the museum plus over 100 attractions in New York City.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am -8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm


Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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170 Central Park West ( 77th St) New York,NY 10024


(212) 873-3400