New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

Get Ready to Vote!

Attention new voters! New-York Historical is offering free Admission with a college ID for the rest of 2020. So, dive into the election year and explore the key touchstones of democracy with our four exhibitions about the great American experiment.

Meet the Presidents

4th Floor

Step into presidential history—and snap a selfie in our re-creation of the Oval Office! Trace the evolution of the executive branch from George Washington to the present, check out amazing artifacts like the bible from Washington's inauguration, and picture yourself in the room where it happens. 



Women March

Feb. 28 – Aug. 30
4th Floor 

Join the March! Celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage and experience 200 years of activism in this immersive, multimedia exhibition featuring inspiring imagery of protests and marches across the centuries. 



Colonists, Citizens, and Constitutions:
Creating the American Republic

Feb. 28 – May 31 
2nd Floor

Did you know that each U.S. state has its own constitution? Trace our vibrant history of civic engagement through over 40 rare artifacts and documents—like the Choctaw Nation Constitution of 1838 and the Wyoming Constitution of 1889, the first to grant women's suffrage.



The People Count: The First Hundred Years of the Census

March 13 – June 7
1st Floor

What does it mean to be counted? Explore the fascinating origins of the U.S. Census and its essential role in shaping political power through invaluable documents, including the very first Census from 1790 and a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation from 1863. 



Register to Vote!

Not registered yet? We've got you covered! Just stop by the tablet outside of Women March and register through Rock the Vote.






History After Dark

Our special event series for young professionals showcases music, cocktails, trivia, and more. The jam-packed line-up includes History with SASS!, a night of fascinating lectures; Poets + Percussion, readings and performances celebrating National Poetry Month; and our next dance party, Nightclub at the Museum: Boater Ball. All of the events feature a cocktail bar and a Rock the Vote table to register on the spot. 


Free admission to these exhibitions for college students in 2020 is supported in part by History®.

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