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Museums for History Lovers in NYC That Are Currently Open

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With Covid-19 and current restrictions, cultural life has been put on pause for quite some time. The good news is that the world is slowly getting back into the usual rhythm of life as a mass vaccination is rolling out and more people start to gain immunity for the virus.

With that, more and more cultural places are opening up, some of those museums and galleries.

So if you are looking for a cultural experience after months of staying inside, we have a few recommendations for you.

Here are the best museums for history lovers that are currently open for visitors.

Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York manages to capture the essence of excitement NYC brings to millions of people worldwide.
Liz Ligon
The museum gives you a glimpse of all things New York. Starting from the actual buildings, apartments, parks and streets that make up its urban landscape to the cultures, people, sights, sounds and styles that give it its unique and unmistakable personality. - NYC: The Official Guide

One of the most exciting parts of the museum is "Timescapes", a 22-minute multimedia history of New York City narrated by Stanley Tucci.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave, Manhattan, NY 10029.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum remembers and honors those killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and 2/26/1993. As well those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath through commemoration, exhibitions and educational programs.
Marley White

The memorial consists of two reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers with names of the victims inscribed in bronze around the pools.

The museum exhibition explores the implications of the events of 9/11, documents the impact and explores 9/11's continuing significance to today's world.

Address: 180 Greenwich St., Manhattan, NY 10007.

American Museum of Natural History

Who doesn't know the famous American Museum of Natural History? It is well-truly a New York icon.

The museum is home to exhibitions representing people and animals throughout the ages. It also has a planetarium and a digital 3D and 2D theater.
D. Finnin / AMNH

It is a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon with your family and kids. Even if you already visited the museum in the past, we are sure that it would be a nice outing idea after all those months without socialization.

Address: 200 Central Park West, Manhattan, NY 10024.

As with everything, when visiting museums you must obey current regulations and take all safety requirements. Stay safe and happy exploring!

Which one of these will you be visiting soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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