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Brooklyn Historical Society

  • 128 Pierrepont St. Map It
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Library/Archive
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/10/2016

Fodor's Review

Four centuries' worth of art and artifacts bring Brooklyn's story to life at this marvelous space. Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne–style National Historic Landmark building—one of the neighborhood's gems—the society surveys the borough's changing identity through permanent exhibits that include interactive displays, landscape paintings, photographs of the area, portraits of prominent Brooklynites, and fascinating memorabilia. The gift shop is a highlight on its own, featuring an eclectic assortment of Brooklyn-themed books and tchotchkes. Check the website for details about the stellar lineup of temporary exhibitions.

Sight Information


128 Pierrepont St., at Clinton St., Brooklyn, New York, 11201, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10 suggested donation

Published 09/10/2016


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