New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

History Museum, Museum, Library
170 Central Park W (at W 77th St)
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm


  • The citys oldest museum has an archive of more than 1.6 million pieces of art, including Hudson River School paintings and the entire collection of John James Audubons Birds of America watercolors.
  • On 11/9/11, I spoke at the grand re-opening of the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library following its three-year renovation.
  • Pay-what-you-wish admission on Fridays starting at 6pm
  • Founded in 1804, this museum contains over 60,000 items. Pay what you wish Fridays from 6 8 p.m. Learn about other museum discounts in NYC on MetroFocus
  • Founded in 1804, the museum contains over 60K items (40K of which are on permanent display). Entire collection may be viewed on eMuseum website online. More info via blog. <LINK> Read more
  • In spring 2013, the Society will create an unprecedented display of all 474 original watercolors from John James Audubon's "The Birds of America." For now, check out a rotating display of his work.
  • Recomendo vivamente
  • John J. Audubon exhibit is gorgeous...
  • Make sure you watch the 18-min movie New York Story on the first floor before you leave. BEST short movie about the city I've seen ever!!!
  • Well worth a visit and not crazy-crowded like many other museums here!
  • Founded in 1804, this is New Yorks first museum covering 4 centuries of American history, including a childrens museum & library, perfect for the traveling family.
  • Bellsimo museo !! Excelente !!
  • Thomas Cole Course of Empire is amazing. My favorite, "The Consumption of Empire".
  • The museum store has a well-curated selection of trinkets that change along with the exhibits. Great for gifts.
  • The movie about the history of NYC is stunning
  • If you're a parent, check out the kid's section in the basement.
  • Nice museum. Cool professional developments.
  • Little New Yorkers is a super cute program for 3-6 year olds with stories, singing, and activities (like crafts!). It's on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30pm in the DiMenna Children's History Museum.
  • Wow - this could be my new go-to for client lunches. Just great! Nice work, NY Historical Society!
  • Enjoy lunch or dinner at Caff Storico in the New-York Historical Society! Delicious cicchetti (small plates) by STARR Restaurants.

Nearby places

200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St)
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
366 Columbus Ave (at W 77th St)