Group Tour Pricing


Adults $15 $23
Seniors $12 $20

Reserve a 60-minute private Guided Tour with one of our curator-trained docents. Our docent-led tours are un-scripted and unique—each tour is a new experience!

Exclusive before- and after-hours tours, group space rentals, and catered meals are available upon request. Looking for something in particular? Let us know how we can customize your visit!

For more information, call (212) 873-3400 x352 or email

Special Exhibition Tours We Offer


Tour: Tattooed New York
February 3, 2017 – April 30, 2017

For more than 300 years, New York City has played a major role in the development of modern tattooing. See centuries of illustrations and photographs of tattooed New Yorkers—including one of the earliest recordings in Western accounts of a pictograph by a Seneca warrior—plus Thomas Edison’s electric pen, among 250 other images and objects. Whether you’re a tattoo fanatic or you just love incredible art, this tour sheds light on a fascinating community of New York’s past and present.




Tour: Saving Washington
April 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017

We know the stories of our Founding Fathers, but what about the Founding Mothers who worked right alongside them to implement the Constitution “on the ground”? The untold stories of women of the early republic—and in particular First Lady Dolley Madison—come to life on this fascinating tour of artworks, books, documents, clothing, jewelry, and housewares, as well as immersive interactive digital experiences. Learn how women shaped our democracy on this illuminating docent-led tour.




Tour: World War I Beyond the Trenches
May 26, 2017 – September 3, 2017

How did American artists respond to the First World War? On the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering the war, explore how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict. On our docent-led tour, see works like John Singer Sargent’s spectacular “Gassed,” which hasn’t traveled to New York in decades. Plus, marvel at works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, and Man Ray, among others. 





Permanent Exhibition Tours We Offer


Tour: Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

For more than 200 years, the New-York Historical Society has been preserving and exhibiting artwork. Dive into the stories of many illustrious artworks on our docent-led gallery tour. Learn about some of the most renowned works in our collection, ranging in date from the 14th through the 21st centuries, including Thomas Cole's iconic "Course of Empire" series and Charles Willson Peale's Peale Family Portrait. Plus, marvel at Picasso’s magnificent Le Tricorne ballet curtain, the largest piece on view in the United States by the Spanish artist.




Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Explore our world-renowned permanent collection on our one-of-a-kind highlights tour. Our specially trained guides lead you through the Smith Gallery, showcasing New York’s central role in the creation of the United States. The tour continues on the second floor where a selection of our more than 40,000 historic objects tells the story of Gotham, from its early days as a Dutch colony to the cosmopolitan metropolis of today.

Creative: Tronvig Group