NY Historical Society

Founded over 200 years ago, this is New York’s oldest museum. Dedicated to the understanding of history and America’s role in it, it uses documents, artifacts and photographs to illuminate the city’s rise.

Among the 1.6 million artworks in its permanent collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture, are world class pieces including all 435 of Audubon’s surviving watercolors for Birds of America.

The highlight of the recently refurbished 4th floor, with its interactive displays celebrating women, is an unmatched display of Tiffany Lamps. The permanent displays are complemented by a program of regular special exhibitions.


NY Historical Society

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

  • Wednesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Present your e-ticket at the Ticket Desk to receive entrance to the museum.

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