History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

American Folk Art Museum

Groups will foster an appreciation for traditional folk art and the work of contemporary self-taught artists as they interact with pieces dating from the 18th century to the present. Themed tours and activities offered. 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023. New York County. Tel: 212-265-0605. Cost: Fee/Free.... More Info

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Center for Jewish History - Yeshiva University Museum

15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011. 212-294-8301. Features collections that comprise the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. Fee/Free.

El Museo del Barrio

1230 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10029. 212-831-7272. The newly reopened museum dedicated to Latin American & Latino Art. Presenting the diversity of art and culture in all of the Caribbean and Latin America. Free/Fee.

Hispanic Society of America

613 W 155th St., New York, NY 10032. 212-926-2234. Museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal and South America. Free.

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

338 Lighthouse Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306. Richmond County. 718-987-3500. Presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience. Groups can enjoy art and ritual objects on display, quiet meditation gardens, films, and musical performances. Fee.

Morris-Jumel Mansion

65 Jumel Terrace, 160th St & Edgecombe Ave., New York, NY 10032. 212-923-8008. Once the headquarters to George Washington, the oldest house in Manhattan is furnished as it would have been in the 18th and 19th centuries. Fee.

Museum of Jewish Heritage-
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. 646-437-4304. A Living Memorial to the Holocaust tells the moving story of 20th century Jewish life from the perspective of those who lived it. Fee.

New York City Police Museum

100 Old Slip, New York, New York 10005. 212-480-3100. Gives visitors an insider’s look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country and its role in the history of New York City. Fee/Free.

New York Transit Museum

Boerum Pl. & Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. 718-694-1600. Housed in an historic 1936 subway station in Brooklyn Heights, this is the nation’s largest museum devoted to public transportation history. Fee.

Staten Island Museum

75 Stuyvesant Pl., Staten Island, NY 10301. 718-727-1135. Exhibits offer an interdisciplinary interpretation of the world through art, natural science, and cultural history. Fee.

The Ukrainian Museum

222 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10003. 212-228-0110. The museum features Ukrainian folk art, fine arts, and documentary material of the past and present. Fee.

Weeksville Heritage Center

1698 Bergen St., Brooklyn, New York 11213. 718-756-5250. Dedicated to preserving one of the nation’s earliest free African American communities. Includes a model of the African American contribution to the development of Brooklyn, the region and the nation. Fee.