Museum of the City of New York

Local nameMuseum of the City of New York
LocationManhattan, New York City, United States

The Museum of the City of New York is a history and art museum in Manhattan, New York City, New York. It was founded by Henry Collins Brown, in 1923 to preserve and present the history of New York City, and its people. It is located at 1220–1227 Fifth Avenue between East 103rd to 104th Streets, across from Central Park on Manhattan's Upper East Side, at the northern end of the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue.

The red brick with marble trim museum was built in 1929–30 and was designed by Joseph H. Freedlander in the neo-Georgian style, with statues of Alexander Hamilton and DeWitt Clinton by sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman facing Central Park from niches in the facade.The museum is a private non-profit organization which receives government support as a member of New York City's Cultural Institutions Group. Its other sources of income are endowments, admission fees, and contributions.

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Opening hours

Daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day: closed

Chalsty’s Café:
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Adults: $18
Seniors & Students: $12
Children 19 and under: free

The admission is suggested, not required.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +1 212 534 1672

Address 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA

Coordinates 40°47'32.959" N -73°57'6.75" E

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