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Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711
+1 718-222-4111
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Combination museum, library and educational center which explores works of art and historical documents that represent Brooklyn's diverse cultures and society, past and present.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711
+1 718-222-4111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhibit and walking tour allows for introspection. Staff helpful and knowledgeable about the history. Group tours allowed by appointment.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A recent visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights led me to learn quite a bit about abolitionists in Brooklyn, the history of Prospect Park, baseball great Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Heights in Truman Capote's time of the late 1950s. The building is...More

Thank nyceve2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I learned so much in my recent visit here about how the Dutch settled Brooklyn and Manhattan, and how that history has been erased. I was very impressed by the exhibition created by Brooklyn high school students on the third floor! Be sure to check...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

If you're interested in Brooklyn's history, this is the place. The building itself is a beautifully designed building. Unfortunately we did not have the chance to go in.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 23 June 2017

this is the place to go and look, read and study. It was founded in 1863, it is a museum, a historical library, and educational center whose mail purpose is preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. The society's home a Romanesque Revival...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely landmark with some very good expos on the history of Brooklyn. It has a great library and is a great resource for researchers. Good book store. Very nice and helpful staff. A gem.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Stumbled in by accident just to escape a sudden downpour. Stayed 3 hours, immersed in fantastic historical exhibits that are superbly curated (some interactive enough to be of interest to young teens). History of Dodger baseball, local women activists, slave times in Brooklyn, Truman Capote,...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I love the library in particular. You need to request archival materials in advance, but it is worth it. Anyone who wants to research NY going back to the beginning of our country, this is the place for you! Dutch records, Revolutionary War records, census,...More

Thank SusanNYC2015
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wonderful little history gem. Free, but donations are happily accepted. Lower level includes interesting string driven history timelines about Brooklyn, and the slave, free-man influence over the early settlement years. Upstairs has an interesting Jackie Robinson exhibit. Woodwork and rooms are great examples of old...More

Thank MamaGX4
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting learning on the history of the area, and in particular of the plea of the black inhabitants even after the abolition, so to speak, of slavery. We came nevertheless for a very interesting little market with 45 local artisans. Priceless.

Thank Nolinice
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