Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society information

New York City , USA
128 Pierrepont St
near Clinton St
+1 718 222 4111
Getting there
Subway: A/C, F to Jay St; M, R to Court St; 2/3, 4/5 to Borough Hall
More information
admission suggested $10
Opening hours
noon-5pm Wed-Sun
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Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne–style landmark building (a gem in itself, with striking terra-cotta details on the facade), this library and museum is devoted to all things Brooklyn. Its priceless collection contains a rare 1770 map of New York City and a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Be sure to check out the vintage library, with its original black-ash balcony from the 19th century. The society organizes regular exhibitions and neighborhood walks. Check the website for details.