Brooklyn Historical Society

Museums, History Brooklyn Heights
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Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society
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Founded in 1863, the society is located in a landmark four-story Queen Anne–style building and houses numerous permanent and ongoing exhibits, including "It Happened in Brooklyn," highlighting local links to crucial moments in American history. A major photo and research library—featuring historic maps and newspapers, notable family histories and archives from the area’s prominent abolitionist movement—is accessible by appointment. The institution offers weekend and after-school programs for children.


Venue name: Brooklyn Historical Society
Address: 128 Pierrepont St
New York
Cross street: at Clinton St
Opening hours: Wed–Sun Noon–5pm
Transport: Subway: A, C to High St; N, R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Price: $6, seniors and students $4, children under 12 free
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Any history buff will absolutely love this. As somebody who visited on Free Fridays (which, I admit, was for the free Brooklyn Brewery and the free wine), I was blown away at how detailed the exhibits were.  If you're looking to feel more connected to Brooklyn - especially if you recently moved here - it's a must see.  The Society also gets bonus points for being in walking distance of some great eateries and more than a few subway lines.