New York Historical Society


Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions and the oldest museum in New York City. Located across from Central Park in the heart of the vibrant Upper West Side, the New-York Historical Society is a beautiful landmark building that has much to offer clients interested in hosting all types of events. With an unparalleled collection of artwork and artifacts showcasing America’s history through the unique lens of New York and deeply engaging exhibitions that reveal the impact of history on our lives today, the New-York Historical Society is a striking and sophisticated setting for entertaining. We are excited to welcome guests both local to New York and around the globe!


RoomStanding CapacitySeated CapacitySeated Dinner Capacity
Dexter Hall600300250
The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History450350350
Default Space450420220
Robert H. Smith Auditorium420420306
Patricia D. Klingenstein Library275175200

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Notable Features

  • Outdoor Space
  • In-House A/V
  • In-House Furniture
  • Guest Rooms
  • In-House/Preferred Catering Required