The Downtown and Uptown tours are hop-on and hop-off. You can hop-off at any of the bus stops along the route, explore the city and hop back on at any of the bus stops. It enables you to see a lot of the city in a convenient and short amount of time.

   New-York Historical Society Museum and Library   

170 Central Park West at 77th Street

Hours of Operation

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday:

10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Give us 90 minutes and we'll show you New York like you've never seen it!

You know the city -- now hear the stories. Witness New York's rise from remote outpost to city at the center of the world in our 18-minute panoramic film experience, New York Story, in surround-sound on a 75-foot screen. Then travel through time in visionary exhibitions that show why this city has always captivated hearts and minds.

Located across the street from Central Park, we offer visitors a complete one-of-a-kind experience featuring New York's history and art. We celebrate the city's uniqueness and resilience in interactive exhibitions spanning over 400 years from Dutch settlements to the American Revolution, the Civil War and 9/11. Our groundbreaking special exhibitions pair art and history to reveal the beauty and complexity of bygone eras. History will break free from the textbooks and jump into your life!

Now through February 23, 2014, more than 100 icons of early 20th-century modern art by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Sloan, Hassam and others are reunited in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. Visit and discover how the 1913 Armory Show triggered a revolution in American art, politics, and society.

Adult: $15  Child (Ages Age 7-13): $5

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