COVID POLICY: Masks are recommended, but not required. Proof of vaccination is no longer required.
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Museum of the City of New York is located in East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile at 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd Street and easily accessible from public transportation.
Open Thurs 10–9, Fri–Mon 10–5
Additional hours: The Museum will be open Tuesdays, December 20 & 27, and Wednesdays, December 21 & 28, 2022.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Required Group Admission
All groups of over 10 people must have a reservation.
Private & Group Experience
Arrange an engaging guided tour for an immersive and intimate experience. See our current experiences.
K-12 Student Groups / Field Trips - We are currently offering both in-person and virtual field trips for K-12 students. Advance reservations are required and must be made by using the field trip request form. Please visit our Field Trips page [https://www.mcny.org/education/field-trips] for more information.
Self-Guided Group Visits (not K-12)
A reservation is required for any group of over 10 people looking to do a self-guided visit. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a minimum $5 charge applies for any guest in a group of over 10, even if they would have received free admission on their own.
Free with Admission
Urban Archive app
Download the Urban Archive app to engage with us viturally.
The Museum’s award-winning short documentary is offered in 4 languages. Inquire on-site.
Partners and Affiliates
We offer discounted and free admission through a variety of programs:
- “I’m a Neighbor” admission - free admission for those who live or work in the neighborhood
- Travel Passes and Tour Buses
- Corporate Members
We welcome travel trade inquiries at email@example.com
At the Museum
Plan Your Visit
For books, jewelry, artwork, exhibition-related items, unique gifts, and all things New York City.
Private & Group Experiences
A personalized, interactive visit to the Museum’s exhibitions. Perfect for a family trip, or as custom experiences for groups.
Explore the Museum with exclusive audio and video content with our digital guide on the free Bloomberg Connects app.
Chalsty's Cafe featuring Amy's Bread
Amy’s Bread will be open Thursdays through Mondays from 11am–4pm.
Explore Our Neighborhood
Visit Central Park’s formal garden, just across Fifth Avenue.
El Museo del Barrio
Show your Museum admission sticker for FREE entry to El Museo del Barrio.
Explore East Harlem
Commonly known as “El Barrio,” East Harlem has a strong Latin, Caribbean and African American presence. That influence is reflected in the neighborhood’s cultural institutions, shops and restaurants.
Explore New York City beyond the Museum any time, any where.
Parking Around the Museum
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Where We Are
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St.
Ramp access @ 104th St.
New York, NY 10029
to 104th St.
Lexington Ave. train to 103rd St., walk 3 blocks West
Train to Central Park North / 110th St. Walk one block East to Fifth Ave., then South to 104th St.
Citi Bike to Fifth Ave @ 103rd St.
Free WiFi access is available throughout the building as well as on the Front Terrace.
Feel free to text, post, and share what you see during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries.
Still photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography are not permitted.
Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted. However, pens, paints, and easels are not permitted.
Coat check is currently closed in order to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Single strollers are permitted in the galleries, at the discretion of gallery guards. The Museum will not hold or store luggage. All bags are subject to inspection.
Can I donate objects to the Museum’s collection?
We cannot accept materials without prior approval. Please send a description of your proposed donation, as well as photographs or scans, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum strives to accommodate visitors of all abilities.
- Ramp access is available on East 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
- The wheelchair lift in Ronay Menschel Hall can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs.).
- Wheelchairs are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).
- All exhibition videos are open captioned.
- Assistive listening devices are available for Timescapes and programs in Ronay Menschel Hall.
- Sign language interpretation and specialized descriptive tours are available upon advance request.
- Noise reduction headphones are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).
Service dogs are welcome at the Museum. Pets and emotional support animals are not allowed in the Museum.
The Museum is committed to facilitating the accessibility of our website www.mcny.org, which is currently maintained in alignment with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA guidelines. Our efforts to create an optimally accessible digital experience are ongoing. If users encounter problems accessing our online content or have suggestions or questions, please contact us at email@example.com with 'Website Accessibility' in the subject line.