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Independence Day Family Celebration at New-York Historical Society

Independence Day Family Celebration

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Join the New-York Historical Society for a fun-filled day of learning about America's past through crafts, stories, and objects in our galleries. Explore the statue of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) with a costumed interpreter and dig into his legacy- both as a Founding Father and as an enslaver. Educators will read engaging stories about great Americans from every walk of life. Explore the foundations of American government and civic life throughout New-York Historical's exhibitions with a digital family guide.

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About New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • Experience the past in a brand new way at the New-York Historical Society! Explore historic treasures from our permanent collection—including toys from childhoods of the past—and learn about New York and American history in rotating exhibitions. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens. From weekly storytelling for toddlers to living historians, we have what you need for your New York and history-obsessed child!
  • Nearest public transportation stop: 81st Street; B, C
  • Play area: Indoor
  • Party room: Yes

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