Brooklyn's History Museum
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-4111 • ext.237 Groups

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This fascinating museum displays more than 1,000 objects reflecting Brooklyn's exciting history. Permanent exhibit areas cover The Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, Brooklynites, The Brooklyn Navy Yard, and The Brooklyn Dodgers.

Here visitors will find such intriguing items as a gigantic eagle that adorned the offices of a famous newspaper and a wheel used to spin the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. 18th-century furniture, paintings, prints, photographs and other memorabilia bring Brooklyn's history to life. Changing exhibitions explore various facets of the borough's history in depth.

Throughout the year a full calendar of special events, presentations, workshops and programs offers families wonderful opportunities for learning and getting involved. Many are a great treat for children. As a family resource, the Museum even offers After School Programs and even a Summer Camp Program.

Operated by the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum is an important research tool, especially when combined with the Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library, which features the largest collection of Brooklyn-related books, graphic images, and newspaper clippings in existence.

School and Youth Groups will find hands-on programs with an emphasis on cultural diversity. One popular title is Many Faces, Many Ways: The Multicultural Diversity of Brooklyn, designed to familiarize children with the concept of culture and to encourage them to appreciate their own cultures as well as those of their neighbors. Other programs take children on tours of Brooklyn, help them learn Brooklyn's history, and more.

Museums such as this offer a wholesome experience, and a very personal look at ourselves.

Hours: Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Adults $10.00
Seniors $6.00
Children over 12 $6.00
Children under 12 FREE
Includes Library
School Group Guided Tours cost $95.00 - $150.00 depending on grade level. Self Guided Group Tours available Wednesday thru Sunday for $75.00 (30 participants). Fees subject to change. Call to confirm or make a reservation for your group.
Reservations: At least 2 weeks for School Groups. Also recommended for many family events and programs.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants and fast food.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-278 (BQE) to Cadman Plaza West exit. Turn left and proceed to Montague St. Turn right. Go to Clinton St., turn right. Museum is one block on left.

Cars from Manhattan can use Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza. Buses can take Manhattan Bridge to Flatbush Ave. Right onto Tillery and left onto Cadman. 45 minutes southeast of the George Washington Bridge.

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