Museum of the City of New York

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8 / 10

10 expert reviews

“Situated in a colonial Georgian-style mansion, this local museum focuses solely on New York City’s past, present and future.”

– Lonely Planet

Fodor's Fodor's
"In a Colonial Revival building designed for the museum in the 1930s, the city's history and many quirks are revealed through engaging exhibits here." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"A wide variety of objects—costumes, photographs, prints, maps, dioramas, and memorabilia—trace the history of New York City from its beginnings as a humble Dutch colony." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"Located at the northern end of Museum Mile, this institution contains a wealth of city history." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Fascinating exhibitions on life in the big city."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Founded in 1923 as America's first institution dedicated to the history of a city, this museum chronicles the changing face of New York through its rich collections of decorative arts." Full review
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