Proof of Vaccination

New-York Historical requires all visitors age 12 and over to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Read more

Welcome! New-York Historical is open to visitors. To guarantee admission at a specific time, we encourage you to purchase timed-entry tickets now. Walk-up tickets are also available. Due to safety measures, occasionally there may be wait times to enter specific exhibitions. Members do not need to book timed-entry tickets and will be admitted whenever they arrive.  

As part of New York City’s Key to NYC program, all visitors to New York City museums age 12 and over are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. For more details, go to our FAQ page.  

Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove is a free, outdoor exhibition that takes place in our rear courtyard. (The entrance is next to 5 West 76th St.) To maintain social distancing, book your free, timed-entry tickets on our dedicated Safe/Haven ticketing site. (Walk-up tickets are also available.) You must purchase a separate general admission ticket to enter the Museum building. 

Please check the New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory for updated guidelines.

Regular Hours 

Monday – Thursday CLOSED 
Friday (Members, age 65+, and immunocompromised) 10 – 11 am
Friday 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm


Patricia D. Klingenstein
Library Hours


The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is now open. Seats are limited, so please schedule your appointment as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Library Hours
Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm


Adults $22
Seniors/Educators/Active Military $17
Students $13
Kids (5–13 years old) $6
Kids 4 and under FREE
Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6-8 pm on Fridays   

*Free admission is available for employees from other museums. Contact the Call Center for a timed-entry ticket at (212) 485-9268. 


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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
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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.

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