General InformationBrooklyn Historical Society is 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|
|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
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
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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn Historical Society Group Visit Policy
At Brooklyn Historical Society we strive to bring
excellence to every visitor’s experience. We carefully schedule staff
based on anticipated attendance, and plan group visits in a way that
ensures that our galleries are not overcrowded.
To that end we ask that all groups schedule their visits in advance. This can easily be done by contacting BHS by e-mail at Tours@brooklynhistory.org, or by phone at (718) 222-4111 ext 288. Self-guided groups must schedule a time during the museum’s public hours, listed above.
In addition, due to the limitations in our staff and facility size, unannounced groups of 10 or more may not be able to be accommodated at the time of their arrival. When an unscheduled group arrives, our Visitor Services staff will advise whether we have the capacity to accommodate the group at that time. If not, we are happy to help arrange for your return at a later hour or a different date.
Groups of 10 or more will also be charged a modest entry fee:
$50 for 10 to 30 people
$100 for 31 to 80 people
For a more formal experience we’re pleased to offer guided programs for up to 20 individuals at a cost of $150. For more information contact email@example.com or (718) 222-4111 ext 288.
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