4th of July News

Spend Independence Day with us! Kids age 17 and younger get free admission to the Museum on Sunday, July 4.

Restrooms      Restrooms

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.


Strollers      Strollers

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 access@nyhistory.org 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.

New York and the Nation features a free iPad/iPhone app optimized for use with Apple’s VoiceOver technology and offering verbal descriptions of all 150 objects in the Smith Gallery. Click here for more information.

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 access@nyhistory.org.


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

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