New-York Historical Society Facts:
- Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum.
- The New-York Historical Society exhibitions explore the history of the United States through the prism of New York.
- Changing exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are engaging and often interactive -- they raise issues about history and encourage visitors to question their preconceptions about a variety of historic issues.
- In 2011, the N-YHS reopened after a major renovation and expansion, that included adding the DiMenna Children's History Museum, which is housed on the museum's lower level
New-York Historical Society Basics:
Nearest Subway: B/C to 81st Street
New-York Historical Society Admission:
- Adult: $15
- Seniors and Educators: $12
- Students (with ID): $10
- Children 5-13: $5
- Members and Children 4 & under: free
New-York Historical Society Hours:
- Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Tips for Visiting New-York Historical Society:
- Audio tours and mobile apps offer visitors a chance to learn more about the exhibitions.
- The independent research library is open to the public, though you should review the Library Guidelines when planning your visit/research.
- There is a free bag and coat check available for visitors.
- Public Programs at the N-YHS offer visitors a great opportunity to learn more about current exhibitions.
- Visitors with school-aged children will enjoy the DiMenna Children's History Museum, which features many interactive exhibits, games and even a library for children to enjoy on the museum's lower level.