General Information

Brooklyn Historical Society is now in two locations!
Now in Two Locations

BHS Pierrepont BHS DUMBO
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (corner of Clinton Street)
55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (enter at 55 Water Street or through Brooklyn Bridge Park)
Museum Hours Museum & Gift Shop Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
Closed major holidays
Tuesday-Thursday, 11am to 6pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am to 8pm
Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Check website for holiday closure information
Gift Shop Hours Recommended Admission for Both Locations
Monday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm BHS Member: Free
  Adults: $10
Library Hours Seniors 62 and over: $6
Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Teachers: $6
  Students (with I.D.): Free
  Children under 12: Free

Directions to BHS Pierrepont

Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.

2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, A,C,F to Jay St/Borough Hall, R to Court Street

North – South: B 38, B52, B25, B26, B41 to Montague/Court Street
East – West: B 67, B65 to Jay Street
From Manhattan: B51 City Hall to Court St. /Cadman Plaza WEEKDAY SERVICE ONLY

From Brooklyn
Take the Belt Parkway West., which becomes Brooklyn Queens Expressway/I-278 East, to Atlantic Avenue (exit 27). Turn slight right onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn left onto Clinton Street for seven blocks to Pierrepont Street.

From Manhattan
Take the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza West ramp. Go straight ahead onto Middagh Street. Turn left onto Henry Street for six blocks. Turn left onto Pierrepont Street.


There is limited on-street parking in the neighborhood as well as several garages: Manhattan Parking, 40 Clinton St., between Pierrepont and Cadman Plaza West; 300 Cadman Plaza West, between Clinton and Pierrepont; and Ultra on Montague between Clinton and Court.

There are designated bike lanes along Clinton and Henry Streets leading to the Brooklyn Historical Society. Public bicycle racks may be found along Montague Street, one block from BHS.


The museum is ADA accessible.

Wheelchair Access

Entrance: The accessible entrance is adjacent to the main entrance at 128 Pierrepont Street.
Galleries: All levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator.
Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are located on the Lower-level.

BHS offers a visual description of the building for people who are blind and partially sighted through New York Beyond Sight.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Group Visits

Groups of 10 people or more must arrange a group tour in advance, subject to a fee. For more information and to schedule a tour time, please call 718-222-4111 x241 or email

BHS is pleased to partner with:  
Green-Wood partnerBLDG92 partnerLandmarks50Big Onion Walking ToursDowntown Brooklyn Arts Alliance