New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

Credit: New-York Historical Society / Jon Wallen

New-York Historical Society / Jon Wallen

Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest museum in NYC and one of the country’s preeminent cultural institutions. The society’s holdings are highlighted by more than 1.6 million works of art, including iconic American portraits and masterworks from the Hudson River School. The museum’s exhibitions are known for their clarity and depth, in keeping with a programming mission that reveals the layers of city, state and U.S. history in all their dynamic flow.

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