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Historical Museums in Brooklyn

Historical Museums in Brooklyn

For a fun day trip, visit one of the many Brooklyn history museums. Learn about local history, world history, cultural history and more at the many interesting and educational historical museums in Brooklyn. Use this definitive guide to Brooklyn historical museums.

 

 
 
718-630-4349
Fort Hamilton,
Brooklyn, NY 11252
http://www.harbordefensemuseum.com/

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Free Guided Tours of this Brooklyn History Museum!

The city's only army museum, the Harbor Defense Museum is located within 19th century Fort Hamilton. Committed to preserving and generating interest in the history of New York's coastal defense system, the sizable collections and displays of artifacts and objects from the fort's history are an enthralling look at the past. 

 

This museum is also home to an extensive collection of general military artifacts from the Revolutionary War through to World War II. When you visit you can see their regularly rotating exhibitions, can tour the historic fort and can even learn how to load and fire a 19th century cannon! Open Monday through Saturday, this museum is free to visit.

 
 
718-222-4111
128 Pierrepont Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/

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The Authority on Historic Brooklyn

This historical society and historic museum in Brooklyn has the most wide ranging collection of Brooklyn related materials in existence. With a variety of both permanent and special exhibitions this museum offers a fascinating look at the history of this borough of New York. From historical maps that date as far back as the late 1500s, to documents and letters on microfilm, visitors can explore and inspect a wide collection of artifacts and displays.

 

Located within a Brooklyn landmark building, this historical museum and library will captivate those with an interest in the history of Brooklyn or NYC. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday year round. Admission is $6 per adult visitor.

       
 

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