General Information

Brooklyn Historical Society is located at:
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Museum Hours Suggested Admission
Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm BHS Member: Free
Library Hours Adults: $10
Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Seniors 62 and over: $6
Gift Shop Hours Teachers: $6
Monday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm Students (with I.D.): Free
  Children under 12: Free
The Museum and Library are closed Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, and Independence Day.

Additionally, the Library is closed December 25th through January 2nd.

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Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.

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

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.

Please note that the lift on the first floor of the museum is temporarily under construction, however, all floors of the building are wheelchair accessible. Call the Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111 ext 250 or e-mail to learn more.

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.

Museum & Library Hours

Museum Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
Library Hours
Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm to 5pm

Please note: The Othmer Libary will be closed to the public from December 25, 2015, through January 2, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Gift Shop Hours
Monday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

BHS will remain open during regular business hours except for the following holidays: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Day.

We recommend all researchers and readers contact the library prior to their visit.  For information about library and archival collections and services or the image database, please see the "Service Update" the BHS website.

Admission Rates

General admission provides access to all current exhibitions and (during Library hours).

BHS Members Free
(see Membership Section for details)
Adults $10 suggested
Seniors 62 and over $6 suggested
Teachers $6 suggested
Students 12 and over (with I.D) Free
Children under 12 Free

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 x228 or email