New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
The oldest museum in New York City, this place has been around since 1804 collecting history spanning four centuries. The incredible history of New York City is mapped out through the various exhibitions, complemented by public programs and research into the history of the city and the country. Iconic American identities, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, along with poignant issues such as slavery and the history of the Constitution are explored through the well-researched exhibitions. A perfect place to get a sense of the history of this remarkable city. A gift shop is available to pick up a trinket to remind you of your favorite historical pieces.