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Brooklyn Historical Society

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Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn Historical Society
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Combination museum, library and educational center which explores works of art and historical documents that represent Brooklyn's diverse cultures and society, past and present.
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128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711
+1 718-222-4111
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All reviews beautiful building jackie robinson a small gift shop interesting place new york walking tour slaves library treasure truman display museum information
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

If you want to see what Brooklyn is all about from beginning to now, this is the place. Research center for data about Brooklyn and it's history. Very Historical.....

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed 27 December 2018

A place to experience original exhibits which tell the history of Brooklyn. The library needs a day to spend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg K
Reviewed 19 December 2018

I attended a professional development here (as a teacher) and was enthralled by the space and the exhibition on abolition. I then brought my students on a tour of the exhibit and was even more impressed with the warmth, cordiality, and expertise of the tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Interesting place with quite a lot of history of Brooklyn We went using Culturepass from New York Library. Small but fascinating.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a beautiful building hidden in the midst of the Brooklyn brownstones - a place of peace and information and learning. The library is amazing - such a style of old fashioned book appreciation. There is a small exhibition to wet your appetite which...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Take the stairs or the elevator to the roof and you can see the skyline of Manhattan and so much more. The nearby garden is delightful in the summer and the carousel around the corner is a classic. The museum itself was closed, but the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I found the DUMBO branch by accident and found it interactive and kid-friendly. The display is small so I asked and the staff gave me directions to the main branch, a 10 minute walk into the Heights. Inexpensive and the museum deals with different aspects...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon wandering the halls and rooms of this lovely place. Very educational and you get a real sense of what life was like for all the people that first populated the Brooklyn area. There is a second site at Dumbo you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank grahambyrnes
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This historical society is definitely worth the walk! Each floor offers a variety of memorabilia from different time periods...including a fascinating display of Jackie Robinson. The library is stunning and was our favorite feature! It's nice to see such care being taken with the building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The layout and presentation of materials and content is so professional and clear. The information is concise and interesting and doesn't leave you feeling bored. There's so many little surprising facts. Also the pay what you want entry fee is very appreciated when you are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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