The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The Ellis Island Museum presents the history of immigration to the United States through the island and has an extensive genealogy department where visitors can trace ancestors and examine immigrant records.
Museum of Chinese in America
MOCA’s Recovering Chinatown: The 9/11 Collection includes images, videos, oral history, ephemera, books, and artwork that the museum began collecting shortly after the tragic events of September 11th from New York’s Chinatown.
Museum of the City of New York
The only museum in New York devoted to the city’s history. Outstanding photography collection includes the archives of Berenice Abbott.
MCNY Collection Portal
The Museum of the City of New York’s ever-expanding collection of digitized photographs, prints and drawings.
New York Transit Museum
A history of all types of public transportation, housed in a historic Brooklyn Heights subway station.
Queens Museum Panorama of the City of New York
This 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures.
Staten Island Museum
The History Archives & Library of the Staten Island Museum offers research opportunities for those interested in genealogy, archeology, natural history, land planning, transportation, the Staten Island Ferry and more.
A museum focusing on the history of immigrants, with a well-stocked, multifaceted bookshop and weekly lectures.