Museum of the City of New York

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Museum of the City of New York

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Museums & Galleries

From its colonization by the Dutch up to the present day, the evolution of New York City is explained at this Manhattan museum. Established in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York houses hundreds of thousands of photographs, prints and paintings, as well as numerous special exhibitions on the city. Down in the basement, there are antique paintings, safety equipment and maps. Special tours can also be arranged for students and other groups. Check out the museum store to pick up cool merchandise like clothes, books, gifts and more.

Location:  1220 Fifth Avenue

Business hours:  Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.