It was founded in 1923 as a private non-profit organization.
Our Personal Opinion
Although the items found on the first floor don’t do it justice, the other floors are highly recommendable for those visiting New York for over four days.
The best part is the antique toy section (don’t miss the doll houses) and the “New York Interiors” exhibition, where there are several real-scale models where you can see how New York homes were during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
If you have a little extra time, the video “Timescapes” is very interesting. It runs every 30 minutes and lasts 25 minutes.
Every day from 10am to 6pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Students and seniors (over 65): $12 (with ID).
Members and children (under 19): Free entrance.
Free entry with the New York Pass.