Museum & Store Hours

We are pleased to offer free Museum Admission to all furloughed federal employees affected by the government shutdown, plus one guest. Federal employees must present valid federal IDs to gain free admission. Please note Harry Potter: A History of Magic is not included and requires a separate timed-ticket.

Special Museum Hours during
Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Extended hours for the final week!

Monday, January 21 10am–7pm
Tuesday, January 22 10am–7pm
Wednesday, January 23 10am–7pm
Thursday, January 24 10am–6pm
Friday, January 25 10am–12am
Saturday, January 26 10am–12am
Sunday, January 27 10am–7pm

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Thursday 10am–6pm
Friday 10am–8pm
Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 11am–5pm


Patricia D. Klingenstein Library Hours
Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sunday-Monday CLOSED
Adults $21
Seniors/Educators/Active Military $16
Students $13
Kids (5–13 years old) $6
Kids 4 and under  FREE
Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6–8pm on Fridays.


The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
Telephone (212) 873-3400, (212) 873-7489 (TTY)


SubwaySubwayto 81st Street
Subwayto 79th Street



Busto 77th Street
Busto 81st Street and Central Park West


There is a limited amount of street parking on 77th Street, 76th Street and Central Park West.
Nearby parking garages can be found at:

203 W 77th Street, (212) 362-2308
207 W 76th Street, (212) 496-8553
201 W 75th Street, (212) 874-0581

All garages are between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.



There are men's and women's restrooms on each floor of the museum. There are three unisex restrooms on the first floor. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Baby-changing facilities are available in the men's and women's restrooms on the lower level, first floor, and fourth floor.



New-York Historical Society galleries as well as the DiMenna Children’s History Museum are stroller friendly. Collapsed strollers may be left at coat check (space permitting).

Services for Visitors with Mobility Impairments

Services for Visitors with Mobility Impairments

New-York Historical Society facilities, galleries, and auditorium are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. Wheelchairs are available to visitors free of charge. It is advisable to reserve in advance by calling (212) 485-9200 or (212) 873-7489 (TTY). Please ask security for assistance when you arrive.

Services for Visitors who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Services for Visitors who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Most exhibition audio and video including all media in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum is accessible to t-coil hearing aid users. T-coil compatible audio guides are available and are free with admission. Headsets and neckloops are also available. Please inquire at the admissions desk.

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium is equipped with an infrared assistive listening system. A t-coil option and neck loops are also available. Please ask a staff person at the entrance to the auditorium.

All New-York Historical Society exhibition films are open captioned.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available (by appointment) to accompany scheduled docent or educator led group tours. To schedule an ASL group visit, please contact or call (212) 485-9232.

Services for Visitors who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Services for Visitors who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Verbal-description docent-guided tours for select exhibitions are available by appointment and are free with museum admission. Please call (212) 485-9232 to make an appointment.

Text for all exhibitions is available in Large Print. Please pick up a copy either at the admissions desk, near the exhibition entrances or contact

If you need more information about accessibility, please either e-mail your questions to, or call (212) 485-9232 or (212) 873-7489 (TTY).