The New-York Historical Society


170 Central Park West
Manhattan, NY 10024

Upper West Side


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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the best times to visit? The museum is generally quiet right after it opens at 10am. The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library closes at 4:45pm, so arrive early if you want to pore over manuscripts. The museum is closed on Mondays and the library is closed Sundays and Mondays.

What should I see? In addition to the items mentioned above, one perennial favorite is New York Story, the institution’s immersive film experience, which explores how NYC went from trading outpost to one of the world’s great global capitals.

What can I do there with children? Located within the institution, the DiMenna Children’s History Museum explores New York and American history with a kid-friendly bent, featuring interactive exhibits, digital games and a variety of programming.

Is there anywhere to eat? Caffè Storico, an acclaimed Italian restaurant, is located on the museum’s main floor. The surrounding neighborhood features a selection of restaurants, including a nearby Shake Shack.

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