Museum of the City of New York, New York City

3.5
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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  • What a surprise this museum was. Seems to me, it stands for more liberal voices of New York and US. The history of NewYork is well documented and presented, but there are so much more. Exhibitions abo...  more »
  • I love the Museum of the City of New York. This was my second visit and it was very enjoyable for an afternoon. The different room presentations were interesting, nice gift shops, and it has become a ...  more »
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