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Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave New York, NY 10029
800-717-9981  
Museum of the City of New York
Detail Most guests spend a few hours exploring the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Museum of the City of New York Schedule Schedule
Museum of the City of New York
Upcoming Schedule:
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of the Big Apple at the Museum of the City of New York, located in the iconic neighborhood of Manhattan. This treasure trove of urban history showcases an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs, costumes and decorative objects that illuminate the city's past. You will marvel at the interactive digital exhibits and engaging displays documenting New York City's compelling journey from a struggling Dutch village to a world-class metropolis.

Your exploration begins as you step into this prestigious museum, housed in a striking Georgian-style building overlooking Central Park. Majority of visitors spend 2-3 hours exploring the myriad exhibits spread across its three expansive floors. Whether you're an art aficionado, a history buff, or a curious tourist, you'll find something of interest here. Witness the city's transformation captured through photography in the 'Timescapes' exhibit or delve into the city's storied past at the 'Activist New York' exhibit, showcasing the city's political and social history.

As you navigate through the museum, you'll embark on a journey through time. From Alexander Hamilton’s handwritten draft of the federal constitution, iconic Tiffany lamps, to a comprehensive collection of items from New York World's Fairs, all these exhibits offer a vivid painting of the city's evolution. You'll be intrigued by the City Game exhibition, a unique tribute to New York’s love for basketball, capturing beautiful stories of hoop dreams nurtured on the city's urban courts.

The Museum of the City of New York boasts a rich history dating back to 1923. It started as a vision by prominent New Yorker Henry Collins Brown to preserve the city's history. Over the years, it has grown to become an integral part of New York’s cultural landscape, hosting an excellent series of rotating exhibitions and educational programs. Numerous awards acknowledge the museum's commitment to historical preservation, curation, and educational outreach.

Recapping, the Museum of the City of New York is so much more than an exhibition space; it is an immersive tribute to New York’s multifaceted history. Situated at the heart of Manhattan, it allows you to engage with the city's evolution through engaging exhibits, vintage photographs, and captivating stories. As you witness the city's trials, triumphs, and transformation through beautiful artifacts, you'll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for this magnificent city. You'll leave imbued with a sense of connection to New York City—its vibrant past, dynamic present, and exciting future. Make sure to put it on your list when you embark on your next New York City adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions for Museum of the City of New York:
  • Approximately how long does the Museum of the City of New York last?
    Most guests spend a few hours exploring the museum.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Museum of the City of New York?
    Yes.
  • Is the Museum of the City of New York handicap accessible?
    Yes.

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