Group Tour Pricing

Tourism Professionals receive 20% off all rates (adult, senior and college)

Adults $15 $23
Seniors $12 $20
College Students $100 for up to 25 students $150 for up to 25 students


Reserve a 60-minute private Guided Tour with one of our Curator-trained Docents. Exclusive Before and After-Hour Tour experiences, group space rental and catered meals available upon request. Our docent-led tours are un-scripted and unique; each tour is a new experience!

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Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

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.


Tour: The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World
October 28, 2016 – March 12, 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.



Combination Tour: Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing and “I Am King of the World”: Photographs of Muhammad Ali by George Kalinsky
Through March 26, 2017

​Who could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"? Muhammad Ali was The Greatest—he even said so himself. Discover one of America's greatest boxers and one of the most popular artists of the sport on a Docent Tour of two spectacular exhibitions. LeRoy Neiman saw Muhammad Ali through the stroke of his pencil and the swipe of his paint brush, while another artist and friend of Ali's, George Kalinsky, captured many of the same explosive moments in Ali's career through the crispness of photography. This is a behind-the-history tour you won’t want to miss!



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

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.



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

First Lady Dolly Madison is often remembered as a hostess who saved the White House portrait of George Washington from British vandalism during the War of 1812. But in fact, she was the most influential woman in America during the nation’s formative years—a national, almost mythic figure. The unheard stories come to life on this fascinating tour of artworks, books, documents, clothing, jewelry, and housewares related to the life of Dolly Madison. Experience what it is like to take part in a “Wednesday night squeezes,” her popular social gatherings that drew a wide range of people to “squeeze” into the President’s mansion and encouraged informal diplomacy on this immersive 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? We invite you to explore how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict. Highlights include John Singer Sargent's spectacular "Gassed," which has not traveled to New York in decades; works by George Bellows, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, Man Ray, Edward Steichen, and Claggett Wilson; and a contemporary artwork by artist Debra Priestly. The first major museum exhibition to revisit this global event through the eyes of American artists, this exclusive in-depth Docent-led Tour will inspire participants to rethink our understanding of art made during the war and in its wake.

Creative: Tronvig Group