Museum of the city

Explore the History of New York from the Very Beginning

Categories: What to see - Museums
ADDRESS: 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd Street
OPENING-HOURS: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum of the City of New York offers exhibitions that explore the city complex history from its early day as a Dutch Colony to its present eminence. Founded in 1923 the collection contains more than 3 million artifacts. Several ongoing exhibits document the theater in New York, and the city’s importance as a port, period rooms recreate interiors from the homes of prominent New Yorkers like J. D. Rockefeller, the collections also included maps, painting, fire engines, toys and much more! There is a notable 18th and 19th century silver collection with included pieces by Tiffany & Co.

1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd Street, New York.

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Museum of the City of New York - Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 10AM. – 5PM
Mondays: Closed
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, , New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day)

Museum of the City of New York - Admission

Adults $10
Seniors (65 and older) $6
Students $6
Children under 12 free
The Museum will remain open on the following Mondays: Martin Luther King Jr., Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

Museum of the City - Map & Museum


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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

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