Museum of the City of New York

What Makes New York New York
Museum of the City of New York

For all things New York City, visit the Museum of the City of New York, located along the famous Museum Mile in Manhattan.  Since its founding in 1923, the museum has been working to preserve the history of New York. Iconic locations and people are presented in unique ways to show how the city became what it is today. The organization also works to educate its visitors on the current topics that affect the city. The Museum of the City of New York houses both permanent and temporary exhibits showcasing the history and culture of New York. Its permanent exhibit, New York At Its Core, is the first museum presentation on the history of New York. This exhibit displays over 400 years of NYC history from its early years as a colony to its development into the Big Apple.

In addition, the temporary exhibits also offer a unique look into the historical and contemporary aspects of NYC. The museum houses various photographs, paintings, costumes, and other important artifacts. These artifacts are being used to explore Manhattan’s past and present.  Most noteworthy is that the exhibits offer a look into a wide variety of topics relating to this area.

Museum of the City of New YorkEvents at the museum are as different as the people that visit it. They include discussions about trending topics in New York to fun hands-on crafting events. The museum also holds events to celebrate the community’s diversity and the unique people that make up this “helluva town.” The museum is therefore a great place for people of all ages to visit and fall in love with all that the city has to offer.

All Ages All Seasons Historical Museums Upper East Side

1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029


(212) 534-1672


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