NYC’s first museum houses George Washington’s cot from Valley Forge, a collection of 100 illuminated Tiffany lamps, and more
About This Deal
- Not valid for special ticketing events, including Harry Potter exhibitions.
- The museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- Age ranges for age-specific tickets:
- Adult = ages 18 and up
- Child = ages 5–13
- Free admission for children 4 and under.
- All admissions are ticketed and timed.
- Click here to view the schedule.
- Onsite cafeteria: yes
Need To Know
About New-York Historical Society
A trip to New York would not be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with its four centuries of history and art – and the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two.
- Great Start: New York Story, an 18-minute panoramic film experience on a 75-foot screen captures 400 years of the city's history.
- History, Visually Speaking: Image-heavy special exhibits
- Permanent Mainstay: The reimagined fourth floor, which gives visitors an interactive exploration of new and historic objects.
- Women’s Stories: We Rise, a 17-minute film focused on women's suffrage, features Meryl Streep on narration and Alicia Keys' vocals and songwriting on the track "We Are Here."
- Eye Catchers: Picasso’s stage curtain for Le Tricorne ballet and the ceiling mural from Keith Haring's Pop Shop
- Future History-Makers: DiMenna Children's History Museum, with games and interactive exhibits
- Pro Tip: Catch top historians and public figures many weeknights as part of the museum's lecture series. Separate tickets are required, but past recordings are available for free online.
- Make it a Date: Storico a cafe on the first floor, offers cocktails and inventive lunch and dinner menus.
- Shop History: Shop your way through history in the award-winning store.