- Dive into New York City’s past through about 450 historic objects and images.
- View a full photo album of the history of professional baseball in New York City.
- Appreciate the beauty of a dazzling light installation suspended above the museum’s Rotunda - “Starlight”.
- See the architecture and buildings of Rosario Candela before the wars.
Museum of the City of New York
Have you ever wondered how the beautiful New York City we see today started? The Museum of the City of New York is the place to discover the city’s past, present, and future. Inside are engaging exhibitions that will educate you about New York’s unique personality, past heroes and lasting revolution. The Museum devoted the three first-floor galleries to New York at Its Core, where visitors explore 400 years of New York City history and reflect on the city’s future in the Future City Lab. You can’t afford to miss Timescapes, as Stanley Tucci narrates in a short documentary how New York City grew from a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans into the metropolis we see today. This documentary has won lots of awards! Visited by both New Yorkers and visitors from around the world, this museum is definitely one of the most popular attractions in the City. Don’t miss out!
New York at Its Core
Activist New York
Did You Know
- The Museum of the City of New York has over 1.5 million collections of photographs, paintings, antique toys, sculptures, prints and lots more, all related to New York.
- It was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown to preserve and present the history of New York City, and its people.
- Timescapes, one of the most popular piece in the museum, is a 28-minute film showing how New York City grew from a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans into the metropolis we see today.
- In the Museum’s Future City Lab is a massive curved digital display which has the largest collection of digital data of New York City anywhere in the world.
Museum of the City of New York Details
1220 5th Ave & 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Hours of Operation:
Daily 10am - 6pm
Average Visit Duration:
Approx. 1 hour
Hop-On Hop-Off Route:
Uptown Hop-On Hop-Off: Stop #23