Best history museums in New York

Check out the top history museums in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. American Museum of Natural History
1. American Museum of Natural History
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773 local reviews
American Museum of Natural History, New York
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-769-5100
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Chris And Kendyll
Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on…
Shawna
Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the…
Stan
Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the…
1. American Museum of Natural History
1. American Museum of Natural History
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773 local reviews
American Museum of Natural History, New York
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-769-5100
Chris And Kendyll
Chris And Kendyll
Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of…
Shawna
Shawna
Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan,…
Stan
Stan
Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan,…
2. Shake Shack
2. Shake Shack
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121 local reviews
366 Columbus Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 646-747-8770
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Amanda
Arguably the BEST burger in NYC! Grab a delicious lunch after a long day exploring the wonders of the…
David
After using lots of brain power at the Natural History Museum, refuel with a Shack Attack concrete across the…
Jack
Must Try a Shake Shack Burger by American Natural History Museum.
2. Shake Shack
2. Shake Shack
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121 local reviews
366 Columbus Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 646-747-8770
Amanda
Amanda
Arguably the BEST burger in NYC! Grab a delicious lunch after a long day exploring the wonders of the American Natural History Museum next…
David
David
After using lots of brain power at the Natural History Museum, refuel with a Shack Attack concrete across the street at Shake Shack.
Jack
Jack
Must Try a Shake Shack Burger by American Natural History Museum.
3. Museum of the City of New York
3. Museum of the City of New York
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143 local reviews
1220 5th Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-534-1672
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Chelenzo
An art gallery and history museum founded in 1923 to present the history of New York City, USA and its people…
Dasha
An art gallery and history museum founded to present the history of New York City and its people.
3. Museum of the City of New York
3. Museum of the City of New York
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143 local reviews
1220 5th Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-534-1672
Chelenzo
Chelenzo
An art gallery and history museum founded in 1923 to present the history of New York City, USA and its people. In 1982, it received The 100…
Dasha
Dasha
An art gallery and history museum founded to present the history of New York City and its people.
4. Brooklyn Museum
4. Brooklyn Museum
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1401 local reviews
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 718-638-5000
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Clifford
I guess I would call this a blend of an art museum and an art history museum. Free events with live music the…
Elvin
Great historical and history museum located around prospect park..
4. Brooklyn Museum
4. Brooklyn Museum
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1401 local reviews
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 718-638-5000
Clifford
Clifford
I guess I would call this a blend of an art museum and an art history museum. Free events with live music the first Saturday of every…
Elvin
Elvin
Great historical and history museum located around prospect park..
5. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
5. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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204 local reviews
W 46th St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-245-0072
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Billy
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum…
Tricia C
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum…
5. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
5. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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204 local reviews
W 46th St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-245-0072
Billy
Billy
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is…
Tricia C
Tricia C
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships.
6. Central Park
6. Central Park
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1542 local reviews
Central Park, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-310-6600
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Miss. G.
79 Central Park West. Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated…
Emma
Explore this huge park, rent a boat in the main lake and eat lunch at the Loeb Boathouse. The Met and the…
6. Central Park
6. Central Park
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1542 local reviews
Central Park, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-310-6600
Miss. G.
Miss. G.
79 Central Park West. Very big, natural history museum. The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper…
Emma
Emma
Explore this huge park, rent a boat in the main lake and eat lunch at the Loeb Boathouse. The Met and the National History Museum are…