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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  • What are the current admission procedures?
    Advanced, timed-entry admissions for visitors are encouraged. 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.

  • What exhibitions are on view?
    New-York Historical has a full slate of exhibitions, which you can view here. Permanent exhibitions like Meet the Presidents and the Oval Office, the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, and Objects Tell Stories are also on display, and the DiMenna Children's History Museum is open.

    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.

  • Is there food available?
    Our restaurant Clara is now open for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Our coffee shop Cafe 77 is open seven days a week. Go to the Dine page for more details and full hours.
  • Is the NYHistory Store open?
    Yes! The NYHistory Store is open whenever the Museum is and has enhanced cleaning protocols in place. You can also continue to shop at the online store.
  • Are vaccinations against COVID-19 required to enter the Museum?
    Proof is not required, though vaccination is recommended.

    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.

  • Do you accept volunteers at the Museum?
    We do have volunteers at the Museum, although we don't currently have open slots. Among the perks for volunteers: free lectures, discounts at the NYHistory Store, and a Museum ID that gets you access to most NYC museums. Learn more here.

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.