Friday Evening Pay-As-You-Wish

Front hall of New York Historical Society Museum. Photo by Jim.henderson (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Admission to the New York Historical Society Museum and Library is pay-as-you-wish from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Regular admission is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, educators, and active military; $12 for students; and $16 for kids ages 5 – 13 (children age 4 and under are admitted free).

Discount Admission: Groupon has a discounted admission offer available priced at $19.99 for admission for two (half-price), or $29.99 for two adults admission, plus admission for up to three children.


The New York Historical Society Museum and Library

The New York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest museum in the city.

The museum features permanent collections and changing exhibitions.┬áSome of the special collections within the museum’s permanent collection of objects include John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolors for The Birds of America, a collection of┬álandscape paintings by artists of the Hudson River School, the extensive folk art collection of Elie Nadelman, and a large collection of Tiffany Lamps.

Visit the museum’s website for information on current exhibitions.

An 18-minute film titled New York Story shows throughout the day. The film tells the story of New York City through the years. The last showing of the film usually starts at 4:00 p.m..

The museum’s Luce Center, which houses much of the permanent collection is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in late April of 2017. The renovated area will provide improved display of the permanent collection, including a new Tiffany Gallery to showcase the museum’s Tiffany lamp collection. The renovated Luce Center will also include the new Center for Women’s History, which focuses on the role women have played in American history.

See reviews of visitors to the New York Historical Society Museum & Library.


Location and Hours of Operation

The museum is open Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The museum is closed on Mondays.

The New York Historical Society Museum is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on Central Park West between 76th and 77th Streets. It’s adjacent to the American Museum of Natural History.

The street address is 170 Central Park West, New York, NY.


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