History Museums

The Paley Center for Media

25 W 52nd St, between 5th And 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019-6104
212-621-6800
Founded by William S. Paley, this museum aims to preserve defining examples of the two mediums.
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South Street Seaport Museum

12 Fulton St, Pier 16, New York, NY 10038
212-748-8600
Among the museum's collection are historic ships like the "Lettie G. Howard," "Ambrose," and "Peking."
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

108 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002-3106
212-431-0233
The historic gateway to America, Manhattan's Lower East Side is home to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. In the 19th century, millions of European immigrants poured into New York Harbor.
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Forbes Magazine Galleries

62 5th Ave, corner of 12th St, New York, NY 10011
212-206-5548
This museum is filled with fascinating items from the Forbes family collection; Faberge eggs, toy soldiers and boats, original Monopoly game sets and items from US Presidents line the walls.
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American Museum of Natural History

W 79th St at Central Park W, New York, NY 10024-5102
212-769-5100
One of the world's largest natural history museums with over 36 million specimens and exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History educates and entertains visitors, keeping them busy for quite some time.
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The Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040-7503
212-923-3700
Home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval collection, this North Manhattan museum resembles an Old World monastery.
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South Street Seaport

Fulton & South Sts, Pier 17, New York, NY 10038-2101
212-732-7678
The South Street Seaport, a neat collection of pedestrian malls, shops, cafés and galleries, offers visitors a glimpse into New York's maritime past.
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Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004-2429
212-425-1778
The Fraunces was the site of the launching of the New York Tea Party and the founding of the New York City Yacht Club.
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New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park W, New York, NY 10024
212-873-3400
This neoclassical structure guards some of the oldest artifacts associated with the city of New York.
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Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave, at 103rd St, New York, NY 10029-5221
212-534-1672
The Museum of the City of New York was established in 1923 with the mission to collect, preserve and present pieces related to the original culture and history of New York City.
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