Brooklyn Historical Society

History Museum
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
  • This place is a favorite of Brooklyn Heights locals
  • Teachers College S.
    "magnificent landmark building designed by George Post"(2 Tips)
    James C.
    "Really good staff and exhibits are totally worth it."(4 Tips)
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  • Teachers College S.
    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.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    Equal parts museum, library, and educational touchpoint, the 150-year-old history hub hosts highbrow artist talks, quirky hot dog history tours, and everything in between.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJune 18, 2014
    [event] Summer Tales from the Vault! series kicks off with a peek into Brooklyn's little-known & quirky past, followed by a beer garden. Thurs, 6/19/, 6pm, free, $5 drink tickets, $2 food tickets. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 31, 2011
    The best place to remember why you love Brooklyn examines the borough’s historical, cultural and gastronomic legacies through its permanent collection, rotating exhibitions and events. Read more
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Four centuries' worth of art and artifacts bring Brooklyn's story to life at this marvelous space. Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne style National Historic Landmark building. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    This Brooklyn Heights institution’s library is filled with upwards of 2,000 maps and 60,000 photographs. More than 100 boxes are devoted to records from the Bureau of Sewers. Read more
  • Urban Oyster
    Urban OysterJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    January 26-28, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm, the newly restored 1770 Ratzer Map of New York City will be on display. Read the NYT article on the restoration and listen to a lecture about the map. Read more
  • ExploreBK
    ExploreBKJune 24, 2014
    Check out their event tonight, 6/24 and mention the coupon code ExploreBK for a free ticket. BOOM! Read more
  • James C.
    James CFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Really good staff and exhibits are totally worth it. Check it out.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MurrayMay 8, 2016
    Very helpful staff, interesting speakers and exhibits. There is an attempt at diversity, however, it appears merely compliant.
  • Starlin
    StarlinSeptember 3
    Tourist Tip: come here for history of Brooklyn and then go to Prospect park for a skating!
  • Todd F.
    Todd FlorioMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You can find out a neat fact about our history by looking at the interior doorknobs which are original to Brooklyn Historical Society's 1881 building.
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsDecember 7, 2010
    PHOTO: 1933. An old NY law said one had to have a light on in one's car if it was parked on the street at night. To save battery, one car owner hung an oil lantern in his, at the link! Read more
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 27, 2013
    One of the few remaining buildings by George B. Post; innovative structural system
  • Public Art Fund
    Public Art FundNovember 2, 2011
    Visiting our site at MetroTech? Make sure to also check out this #StaffPick for local cultural spot.
  • Taina
    TainaOctober 6, 2010
    Brooklyn Bounty is coming up soon, don't miss it. The food there is amazing!
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingApril 15, 2015
    Great Saturday kids program
  • Sylvia L.
    Sylvia LewisFebruary 15, 2014
    Great Abolition exhibit!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 1, 2014
    Designed by George Post. Opened 1881
  • myat17 t.
    myat17 thuJanuary 19, 2012
    go more drive
  • Leland S.
    Leland SMarch 13, 2010
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