Early Closure

The Museum will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 5.

Group Tour Pricing

 

TYPE GROUP GROUP WITH GUIDED TOUR
Adults $15 $23
Seniors $12 $20

 

​​For more information please contact the Group Sales Department by calling (212) 873-3400 x352 or by emailing​ Group.Tours@nyhistory.org

To book your tour online click below

 

New Special Group Tour

Alexander Hamilton: The Untold Story
(May 5, 2016-ongoing)

Discover the man who, from modest beginnings, became the founder of the nation's financial system and the Federalist Party, chief staff aide to General George Washington, and one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution. Through an exploration of objects from the New-York Historical Society’s Permanent Collection and The Gilder Lehrman Collection, and documents from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library,,Hamilton Tours will acquaint visitors with an in-depth portrayal of a statesman and visionary whose life inspired discussion and controversy and shaped the America we live in 200 years after his death.

 

Special Exhibition Tours

Anti-Semitism 1919–1939
(April 12, 2016 - July 31, 2016)

Anti-Semitism 1919–1939 traces the slow indoctrination of citizens, both non-Jewish and Jewish, through words and images that were seen daily in Germany. The exhibition also speaks to how New York and America’s demographic changed substantially in the wake of European anti-Semitism, underscoring the old adage about the importance of history: how it is impossible to understand who we are today without knowing from where we came.

 

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
(March 18, 2016 - September 25, 2016)

Since the publication of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! in 2003, Willems has amassed an impressive list of New York Times best-selling adventures that have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, five Geisel Honors, and an inaugural spot in the Picture Book Hall of Fame. The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems exhibition brings together original art, sketches, and inspirational drawings from Willem's most popular series. The artist's ability to crisply weave together life lessons and humor creates artful volumes that speak to all, regardless of size.

 

The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman
(May 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016)

The avant-garde sculptor Elie Nadelman (1882-1946) is widely recognized for his elegant, modernist works. Less familiar is the pioneering folk art collection he established with his wife, an impressive trove of some 15,000 objects that was purchased by the New-York Historical Society in 1937. The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman will celebrate their extraordinary trove with the first major examination of the collection. N-YHS’s holdings will be exhibited alongside loans of key Nadelman sculptures to illuminate the intersection between folk art and modernism.

 

The Battle of Brooklyn and the Fall of New York
(September 23, 2016 - January 08, 2017)

The first major armed campaign for the colonies after declaring independence from Great Britain, the Battle of Brooklyn stands as the largest single battle of the Revolutionary War, and one that would loom large in George Washington’s consciousness. Through 90 objects and documents, including Hugh Gaine’s printing of the Declaration of Independence, a camp bed used by George Washington during the war, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, and a rare hunting shirt that became the first ‘uniform’ of the Continental Army, The Battle of Brooklyn and the Fall of New York will present the dramatic story of the near-disaster that both threatened and abetted the outcome of the war for American independence.

 

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
(June 07, 2016 - July 17, 2016)

As part of a worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is launching a nation-wide tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, published in 1623. New-York Historical, together with the 92nd Street Y and The Public, is proud to help present this pivotal and incredibly rare book. Containing the first published scripts of 36 of Shakespeare’s most famous plays—including Hamlet, Macbeth and As You Like It—the First Folio will be on display at the New-York Historical Society for 6 weeks, beginning June 7.

 

Picasso's "Le Tricorne"
(May 29, 2015 – Ongoing)

The New-York Historical Society is proud to unveil our newly acquired and conserved Picasso. Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet Le Tricorne, which premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London. The exhibition positions Picasso's curtain in dialogue with paintings from the European tradition that provide background to the artist's work and exemplify the conventions he rebelled against. Other themes pivot around dance subjects and explore contemporary American paintings, sculpture, posters, and watercolors.

 

Permanent Exhibition Tours We Offer

Highlights of the Permanent Collection Tour

Explore our world-renowned permanent collection and learn about New York’s oldest museum via our one-of-a-kind highlights tour. Our specially trained guides will lead you through the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery that showcases New York’s central role in the American Revolution and creation of the United States . The tour continues on the second floor where some of our more than 40,000 historical objects are used to tell the story of Gotham, from it's early days as a Dutch colony to the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today.
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