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New-York Historical Society NYC’s oldest Museum

New York City’s oldest museum has reopened its doors after a $65 million three-year renovation. The New-York Historical Society presents exhibitions, public programs and research that explore the rich history of New York and the nation.

The museum holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.

The reopening of the museum includes a new children’s museum, DiMenna Children’s History Museum, new exhibitions, new programs, new store, new galleries, new restaurant and two life sized bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass that can be seen from the street on Central Park West.

Visitors are welcome to take photos of objects that are part of the New-York Historical Society’s collection, including objects in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. Photography is prohibited in special exhibitions.

Current Exhibitions: Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn, Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy, Freedom Now: Photographs by Platon, Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marié’s Miniatures of Society Women, Audubon: National Treasures—The Five Watercolors for the First Fascicle of “The Birds of America”, The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, Urban Visions: Views of American Cities from the New-York Historical Society Collection.

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212.873.3400
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museum galleries and museum store
Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10 am-6 pm
Friday- 10am – 8pm
Sunday – 11 am-5 pm
Monday – CLOSED

patricia d. klingenstein library
Tuesday-Friday – 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 1 pm
Sunday-Monday – CLOSED

Admission Prices as of November 11, 2011
Adults $15
Seniors and Educators $12
Students $10
Kids (7–13 years old) $5
Children under 7 FREE