New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, New York City

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Take a bite out of the Big Apple's rich culture with a stop at New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, the city's first museum. Established in 1804, this museum contains a collection of over 1.5 million objects, including major artworks by Thomas Cole, Eastman Johnson, Rembrandt Peale, and James Bard. The museum's collection of artifacts ranges from a historic chair used at George Washington's presidential inauguration to more than 500 American board games. The on-site research library features more than three million books and newspapers, as well as a vast collection of materials documenting slavery and the post-Civil War period. Prepare for your visit by downloading an audio guide to your mobile device. Put New-York Historical Society Museum & Library at the forefront of your travel plans using our New York City trip planning website.
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  • The more I see in NYC, the more I champion the smaller museums. They tend to be more thoughtful, easier to navigate, more manageable, and more enjoyable. The New York Historical Society is clean...  more »
  • The current contents of this Museum includes special exhibits on: US census taking through the years a full-scale replica of the Oval Office Tiffany lamps & silverware, which I didn't know came from....  more »
  • Very interesting exhibits throughout the museum, of interest and relevance to most people. We enjoyed learning the history of the Revolutionary War in New York (George Washington encamped there), the history of the Hudson River and the first environmental protection efforts, historic photos of Muhammad Ali, the garment industry, Tiffany lamps and jewelers, and The Stonewall. The museum is well air conditioned and there is a nice snack bar.
  • Nice place. All the items were properly placed . Their collection was also amazing. The atmosphere was calm and positive. All the stuff was very interesting and unique.

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