Please Note

The Museum closes one hour after the last entry time of the day. Book tickets below, or if you have problems with your order, call (212) 485-9268.

Your timed entry is for general admission. Walk-up tickets are also available. To ensure social distancing, there may still be wait times to enter specific galleries and exhibitions.

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  • When can I visit New-York Historical?

    Welcome! Purchase your timed-entry tickets above. Walk-up tickets are also available. New-York Historical’s Museum hours are as follows:

    Monday – Tuesday CLOSED
    Wednesday - Thursday 11 am – 5 pm
    Friday 11 am – 8 pm
    Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
  • What are the current admission procedures?

    Advanced, timed-entry admissions for visitors are encouraged, as well as cashless payments to the extent permitted by law. Purchase your timed-entry tickets to the Museum now. Walk-up tickets are also available. New-York Historical Members do not need to book timed-entry tickets—just show your membership card at the entry desk, and you'll be admitted whenever you arrive. Coat check is now available—please see here for guidelines.

  • Are vaccinations against COVID-19 required to enter the Museum?

    Proof is not required, though vaccination is recommended.

  • What exhibitions are on view?

    New-York Historical has a full slate of permanent and special exhibitions that are on view.

    Screenings of our short films, We Rise and New York Story, are free with Museum admission and take place in the Robert H. Smith Auditorium. We Rise screens every hour on the half hour, and New York Story screens every hour on the hour.

  • What safety protocols are in place for onsite public programs and gallery tours?

    Face masks are required for all employees and attendees older than age 2. Face masks are available, without charge, to anyone requesting them.

  • What are the cleaning protocols in the building?
    The entire building has been decontaminated and disinfected with museum-appropriate cleaning materials in accordance with best practices. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the building. Maintenance staff periodically performs enhanced cleaning throughout the day.
  • What are the safety protocols for visitors?

    Face masks are required for all employees and visitors older than age 2 inside our building and in our courtyard. Face masks are available, without charge, to anyone requesting them. The museum has implemented a no-touch or low-touch visitor experience. A free, disposable stylus will be offered at Admissions so visitors can safely interact with touchscreens.

    An inherent risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) exists in any public place where people are present. People visiting the New-York Historical Society do so at their own risk.

  • What happens if a visitor refuses to wear a face mask or comply with safety guidelines?
    We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who declines to wear a face mask, or comply with guidelines.
  • I’m a New-York Historical Member. Do you offer special hours for Members? Do I still need a timed-entry entry ticket?

    Members do not need to book timed-entry tickets—just show your membership card at the entry desk and you'll be admitted whenever you arrive.

  • Do you enforce social distancing?
    Social distancing is required and enforced; parties may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times. Signage has been placed throughout the building—upon approaching the entrance, in each of the galleries, and in public and office spaces—reminding people to maintain social distancing (floor decals will be placed to facilitate), to cough or sneeze in the crook of their elbows, to leave the building if they are not feeling well, and to use hand sanitizer canisters located throughout the building. Access to spaces, including specific galleries and the elevator, is limited to help facilitate social distancing.
  • Are restrooms available?
    Yes, all of our regular restrooms are open and sanitized on an enhanced schedule.
  • What happens if there’s a case of COVID-19 connected to the Museum?
    In the event there’s a confirmed case of COVID-19 at New-York Historical, immediate steps will be taken to disinfect the affected area and notification will be made to potentially exposed staff members.
  • Is the NYHistory Store open?
    Yes, the NYHistory Store will be open with enhanced cleaning protocols in place. You can also continue to shop at the online store.
  • Is there food available?

    Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Storico restaurant is open for lunch, Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm and for dinner, Friday, 5 – 8 pm.

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.