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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Combination museum, library and educational center which explores works of art and historical documents that represent Brooklyn's diverse cultures and society, past and present.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
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+1 718-222-4111
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"truman capote"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 4 reviews
"jackie robinson"
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"a small gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
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"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"slaves"
in 10 reviews
"library"
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"treasure"
in 5 reviews
"display"
in 5 reviews
"researchers"
in 2 reviews
"museum"
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"topic"
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"stories"
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"photographs"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank grahambyrnes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank librarylil16
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Reviewed 14 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

Thank Will O
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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