New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

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8 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

A contemporary glass facade, sleek technology and interactivity, a new children's museum, restaurant, and inventive exhibitions that showcase the museum's eclectic collections and voice. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Launched in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is a major repository of American history, culture, and art, with a special focus on New York and its broader cultural significance. Full review →


Lonely Planet

As the antiquated hyphenated name implies, the Historical Society is the city’s oldest museum, founded in 1804 to preserve the city’s historical and cultural artifacts. Full review →

In the lobby, be sure to look up: the ceiling mural from Keith Haring’s 1986 ‘Pop Shop’ hangs above the admissions desk.

Michelin Guide 54

It may be New York's oldest museum, but curators at the historical society approach its rich trove of material with a keenly modern eye. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Oldest museum in New York City. Full review →


Time Out 70

New York’s oldest museum, founded in 1804, was one of America’s first cultural and educational institutions. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Founded in 1804, New York’s oldest museum provides a comprehensive look at the city’s rich history and heritage, exhibiting an extensive collection of documentary and portrait photography as well as artifacts, paintings, and sculpture Full review →



This cultural institution features more than 60,000 objects and works of art focused on the history of New York.  Full review →

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