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Karpeles Manuscript Library

94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550-5616
+1 845-569-4997
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A Hidden Gem

This museum is located in a former bank building. There is an eclectic mix of original and copies... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Fairport, New York
Does this place ever open?

Have tried several times to visit over the year and found the doors locked. The website and the... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
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25 Feb 2017
“A Hidden Gem”
28 Jan 2017
“Does this place ever open?”
94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550-5616
+1 845-569-4997
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This museum is located in a former bank building. There is an eclectic mix of original and copies of handwritten letters and other historical documents. For example, pages from the Gutenberg Bible, Babe Ruth's contract, a letter from Frederick Douglas when he was Ambassador to...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Have tried several times to visit over the year and found the doors locked. The website and the building advertise regular hours, but apparently the stated hours are not true.

Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very impressive the documents right here in Newburgh the are all a part of history and free admission

Thank scott m
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I tried to visit many times but it was never open. I see from other raters that it is but not when I tried.

Thank Sussex_County_Hiker
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Been awhile since I was there. Wish they got more publicity. This is a treasure....but I do not always know when exhibition changes. An email list?

Thank happyelder
Reviewed 22 July 2014

A friend and myself visited the museum to see a current exhibit "Photography as Art" and were not disappointed. Two local photographers had some wonderful photography on exhibit. The real treasure there is the former Mayor of Newburgh, Donald Presutti. He toured us through the...More

2  Thank Clancy159
Reviewed 25 November 2013

free admission to a rotating collection of documents from famous people and about famous events in history

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Staff was wonderful and helpful and showed us some great memorabilia. We were less than impressed with the current exhibit; had been there years back when it had a better (we thought) exhibit but the permanent collection on display, while small, is worthwhile viewing.

Thank chlovis
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This museum and library is very nice to visit. However as a professional museum site it is lacking as most of the items are reproductions and not originals. The art displays are pretty installations that are on poster board display racks. Great use of an...More

1  Thank History-Lover-NY
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

Interesting exhibits, beautiful old bank building, always free. Can't go wrong ! Part of a group of museums throughout the country which rotates exhibits.

2  Thank jadednewyorker56
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