Group Tour Pricing
|TYPE||GROUP||GROUP WITH GUIDED TOUR|
|College Students||$100 for up to 25 students||$150 for up to 25 students|
For more information please contact the Group Sales Department by calling (212) 873-3400 x352 or by emailing Group.Tours@nyhistory.org
For more than 200 years, the New-York Historical Society has been preserving and exhibiting artwork. In Collector’s Choice, we’re excited to showcase a selection of paintings that characterize the highly individual tastes and remarkable contributions of several New York City collectors. Dive into the stories of these 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.
The stories of everyone’s favorite Founding Father come alive on this fascinating tour of artifacts and documents related to the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. See objects such as the life-size bronze statues depicting Hamilton and Burr in the midst of their deadly duel—pistols drawn and aimed at one another—and a portrait of Hamilton by John Trumbull that inspired the $10 bill, plus the roll-top cylinder desk he possibly used while penning the heated letters he exchanged with Aaron Burr leading up to their fateful July duel. Don’t throw away your shot to learn more about Hamilton on our docent-led tour!
On August 27, 1776, on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, George Washington and his rag-tag army of untrained rebels faced the British Army, the world’s largest military. How did the patriots survive? Hear the story of this near-disaster on our special docent-led tour. Through innovative multimedia and more than 90 objects, learn about the role the battle played during the Revolution and how it affected life in New York. See George Washington’s hunting shirt and camp bed, a 1776 copy of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” and much more. This is a behind-the-history tour you won’t want to miss!
Tour: The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World
October 28, 2016 – February 26, 2017
How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Jews in colonial America and the young United States transformed the flowering American culture while also creating their own new Jewish-American tradition. Dive deep into the story through portraits, documents, manuscripts, ritual objects, and more. Among the many rare treasures, see for the first time on public display the manuscripts relating to Mexican Inquisition victim Luis de Carvajal—considered one of the earliest extant Jewish books in the New World—and a rare set of Torah bells (or rimonim) designed by Myer Myers, one of colonial America’s preeminent silversmiths.
Tour: Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
October 28, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday wonderland at our sweeping display of toy trains, toys, and scenic elements from the renowned Jerni Collection, considered one of the world’s leading collections of antique model trains. Featuring unique, hand-crafted pieces from the 1850s to the 1940s, Holiday Express celebrates the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era, enjoyed by all ages! Among other topics, learn about the history of trains, including the aerodynamic Märklin’s Schienenzeppelin, or rail-zeppelin, which is modeled after an actual locomotive that emerged in Germany in the years following World War I as a way to find civilian uses for military surplus. History abounds on our docent-led tour!
For more than 300 years, New York has played a central role in the development of modern tattooing, from its origins in Native American body art to tattoo craft by sailors in colonial New York to the 30-year tattoo ban and the subsequent underground tattoo culture. On our docent-led tour, 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 see 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 will shed light on a fascinating community in New York City’s past and present.