Brooklyn Historical Society

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Fee: $6

Sun. 12 PM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 12 PM–5 PM
Thu. 12 PM–5 PM
Fri. 12 PM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 222-4111

Check the Brooklyn Historical Society website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The Brooklyn Historical Society (website) is a Museum (Historical) in New York.
Official description from Brooklyn Historical Society:
Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.
Wikipedia excerpt:
Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's rich 400-year past. The Brooklyn Historical Society houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people. These holdings supply exhibitions illuminating the past and informing the future. BHS hosts over 9,000 members of the general public at its exhibitions each year. In addition to general programming, BHS serves over 70,000 public school students and teachers annually by providing exhibit tours, educational programs and curricula, and making its professional staff available for instruction and consultation. Exhibits at BHS are designed for audiences of all ages. BHS reported assets of $21.783 million on June 30, 2006 and took in revenues of $1.889 million in its fiscal year ending on that day.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Brooklyn Historical Society homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official Brooklyn Historical Society Links
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Note: This site is still in a alpha, unfinished form. The information for aGogh was almost entirely hand-gathered and so there may be errors and omissions. See an error? Contact us.


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