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  • New-York Historical Society at New York

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

Home to the very first museum in New York City, the New-York Historical Society offers an incredible look at American history through the lens of Manhattan's development. Facing Central Park and just a few blocks from Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side, the New-York Historical Society offers several exhibit halls and programs for comprehensive historical and cultural insights.


Bring the kids to the children's museum or conduct research in the library, which features more than 3 million printed materials. Uncover immersive experiences, including the gallery of Tiffany lamps and the silver gallery. See everything from decorative arts and sculptures to unique artifacts and drawings, along with exhibits dedicated to history-makers in New York City, including Alexander Hamilton, Peter Stuyvesant, and Charles Tiffany. 


Access a world of history easily from Hotel Belleclaire - the New-York Historical Society is less than ten minutes away by foot.

New-York Historical Society at New York



  • Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Adults: $21, Seniors & Military: $16, Students: $13, Kids (5 - 13 years old): $6

Collections & Permanent Exhibits

  • Center for Women's History
  • DiMenna Children's Museum
  • Luce Center

Events & Activities

  • Film Screenings
  • Lectures & Speakers
  • Dining
  • NYHistory Store




  • Can I take pictures at the New-York Historical Society?

    Visitors are permitted to take photos of most exhibits and galleries at the New-York Historical Society, except where noted. Flash photography, selfie sticks, and tripods are not permitted, and if you're using a mobile device to take pictures, note that phone calls are not permitted in the galleries.
  • Is there a place to eat at the New-York Historical Society?

    The museum offers two dining options, both located on the main level of the New-York Historical Society. For light fare, pastries, and caffeine pick-me-ups, stop by Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar. For full-service dining, drinks, and seasonal cuisine, visit Storico, which serves Italian fare and wine.

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