Museum of the City of New York, New York City

3.5
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of one of the world's most famous cities. The red-brick, neo-Georgian building, built in 1929 and 1930, boasts a vast collection of items related to the city, with a particularly extensive dedication to objects from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about New York, its people, and its distinctive character through paintings, prints, antiques, and other artifacts. The museum's photos includes works by a number of famous photographers. Don't miss the museum's rare items, such as the chair that belonged to Sarah Rapelje, said to be the first child born in New York of European parents. You can grab a bite to eat afterward at Chalsty's Cafe. Plan to visit Museum of the City of New York and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New York City attractions using our New York City route maker.
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  • Take the time to visit this museum. It tells some ‘hidden histories’ and packs a lot into a relatively small space.  more »
  • This museum is housed in a beautiful building on 5th Avenue, very close to the Conservatory Garden in Central Park (which is also worth a visit). The museum is very informative and absolutely worth a....  more »

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