Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society information

New York City , USA
Address
Street 128 Pierrepont St
Extras near Clinton St
Telephone
+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
www.brooklynhistory.org
Prices
admission suggested $10
Opening hours
noon-5pm Wed-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Housed in an 1881 Queen –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.