Address & PhoneNew York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street
at Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400 (Press 1 for general information)
TransportationSubway: B or C to 81st St.
Bus: M10 to 77th Street; M79 to 81st and CPW
HoursGalleries and Store
Tues - Sun 11am - 5pm
Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm
Closed on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
Print, Photograph and Architecture Collection, by appointment only
Suggested Donation$5.00 adults
$3.00 students, children and seniors.
Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, are free.
New York Historical Society
"Since 1804 The New York Historical Society has served as the collective memory of New York, accumulating vast collections in American painting, sculpture, books, manuscripts, decorative arts, architectural drawings, photographs, prints and ephemera. The mission of the newly revitalized Historical Society is to use these collections to help New Yorkers understand the complex and diverse past behind the world we know today."
In the Luce Center, visitors to The New York Historical Society can see over 40,000 art and artifacts from masterworks of American painting to the draft wheel that played a role in one of the worst urban riots in US history.
The New York Store offers a wonderful selection of New York related books and guide books, as well as exhibition catalogues, posters and cards, jewelry, gifts, and educational children's toys and books.
All proceeds from sales in The New York Store go directly to help support the Society's museum and library.