History Museums in New York City (NYC)

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What is a museum?

A museum is a building or institution which houses, studies, or displays objects of lasting historic, scientific, or artistic nature.

History is the branch of knowledge that records, in chronological order, the events and experiences of a period in time, the life of a people, or a place.

New York City (NYC) has many museums from which to choose. When visiting this great city, some of the history-related museums are a "must-see."

Among the best history-related museums are the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; the Statue of Liberty National Monument, featuring the Ellis Island Immigration Museum; and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

West 46th Street at 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

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Information regarding the museum's open hours and its admission fees is continually changing. For up-to-date information, please call the museum prior to your planned visit.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The USS Intrepid (CV -11) is an aircraft carrier built for the US Navy during World War II. The ship was decommissioned after the war and was later recommissioned as an attack carrier (CVA), and then as an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). Among the Intrepid’s achievements was being the recovery ship for both a Mercury and a Gemini space mission. The Intrepid was decommissioned once again in 1982 and became the foundation for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

This photograph of a British Airways Concorde was taken at the Intrepid Air Sea & Space Museum by Niesy74 on April 23, 2006.
This photograph of a British Airways Concorde was taken at the Intrepid Air Sea & Space Museum by Niesy74 on April 23, 2006. | Source

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which opened in 1982, is one of the leading historic, cultural, and educational institutions in the country. It’s also a fun place to visit.

Explore the inside of the USS Growler (SSG-577), an early cruise missile submarine. Visit the Virtual Flight Zone — interactive exhibits on the ship’s Hangar Deck. Ride in an A-6 Cockpit Simulator.

The museum has hosted the annual NYC Fleet Week celebration since its inception in 1984. This event honors all US Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

The Space Shuttle Enterprise, the original NASA orbiter that paved the way for the United States space shuttle program, will arrive in New York City on April 23, 2012. It will be a featured exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex.

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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, 700 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World , popularly known as the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World , popularly known as the Statue of Liberty | Source

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and was designated as a National Monument in 1924. The monument is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Through Iacocca's efforts, the American people contributed more than $600 million to restoring, repairing, and maintaining the monuments. No government funds were used in this project.

The restored Statue of Liberty opened to the public during the Fourth of July weekend in 1986. Among other repairs, Lady Liberty’s torch was replaced, and the rays (points) in her crown were strengthened.

Ellis Island, a 27.5 acre island in New York Harbor that is less than one mile from Liberty Island, was the chief immigration gateway to the United States from 1892 to 1943. It officially closed its doors in 1954. The largest historical restoration project in the history of the United States, Ellis Island and its Ellis Island Immigration Museum opened to the public in September 1990.

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

The American Family Immigration History Center® at Ellis Island provides visitors with computer technology, printed materials, and professional assistance for their genealogical and family history research.

Statue Cruises provides transportation from Battery Park in New York and Liberty State Park in New Jersey from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with extended hours in the summer. Call 201-604-2800 for ticket rates and schedule information.

Getting to Liberty Island and Ellis Island

Although admission to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island is free, visitors are required to purchase a ticket for ferry transportation to both locations.


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Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Is, New York, NY 11231, USA
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The World Trade Center before the tragedy. This image may not be reproduced, copied, or used for any purpose without the written permission of the photographer/author.
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This is an aerial rendering of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
This is an aerial rendering of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. | Source

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The image to the right is an aerial rendering of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

The square pools with waterfalls cascading down the sides are the National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial). The building between them is the National September 11 Memorial Museum (9/11 Museum).


Advance visitor passes to the 9/11 Memorial are mandatory. Visitors must reserve passes for a specific date and time. The visitor passes, which are free, and available through the memorial's online reservation system.

National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial)

The National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial) was dedicated on September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attack. It was opened to the public on September 12, 2011.

The memorial consists of two massive square pools set within the footprints of the Twin Towers with the largest manmade waterfalls in the country cascading down their sides.

National September 11 Memorial Museum (9/11 Museum)

The National September 11 Memorial Museum will serve as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events, and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001.

The museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space will be located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site — telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives, and a collection of authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks will be commemorated, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children who died.

As of late October 2012, the museum has not had its official opening.

9/11 Memorial Preview Site

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9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St, New York, NY 10007, USA
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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Interesting hub Daisy. My sister visited New York last year and stayed for 4 nights but says she wishes she'd stayed for about 40! There was so much to see and do. I have been to the States 5 times but have never visited New York, though I have visited the State of New York (Buffalo), I hope I get a chance to go sometime.

I am a big history fan and would especially like to visit Statue of Liberty (no surprises there!)and Ellis Island. The USS Intrepid Museum looks fascinating. Voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie,

Thanks very much for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs.

I grew up in New Jersey, withing 25 miles of New York City. One year I had accumulated so many vacation days, it was a matter of using some of the days or losing them.

I took five vacation days and spent them traveling into Manhattan every day just to visit some museums. It was one of the best vacations I ever had!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I was in New York years ago and there really is so much to see! I would like to visit the 9/11 museum one day, thanks Daisy for the information here.


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

I would love to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, just my thing! I actually have visited the Statue of Liberty, but was so young that I can't remember!

Interesting hub, voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Christy,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I'll write a Hub about the National September 11 Memorial Museum after it opens in a little over six months from now. That way, we can all have a virtual visit.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Judi Bee,

For some unknown reason, I've never been to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. It's definitely on my "must see" list the next time I travel to the East Coast.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie, Christy, and Judi Bee,

Do you know what I find interesting? The first three people to leave comments in this article do not live in the United States. Julie and Judi Bee live in England, and Christy lives in Canada.


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

That's the British Daisy, I think we are always looking for a way to escape our dismal weather - even if it's just by taking a peek at someone else's country in a hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Judi Bee,

I hesitate mentioning this, but since the British like to talk about the weather...right now, at 12:20pm Pacific time on March 4th, it's 92°F (33.33°C) in sunny Southern California.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

As a former NY'er I've been to the Statue of Liberty a few times and to Ellis Island. Both places are very memorable. I still haven't been to the 9/11 Memorial, but quite a few friends and family members have. Great hub, thanks for the road trip!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sunshine,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. There are so many great museums in New York City, I decided to group the results of my research into categories.

I thought I would write another NYC museum Hub that includes the American Museum of Natural History. Do you have any favorite New York museums that I might possibly include?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I did until you mentioned it:) The American is my favorite. It's been many years since I was there do I'd enjoy the trip down memory lane.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

I love NYC - so glad to get this helpful list! I've seen some of the places you're mentioning, but I've not been to the 9/11 museum yet (have seen the site, though). Thanks for compiling this, for those of us who 'heart' New York! Voted!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sunshine,

Thanks for stopping by again I'll be certain to include the American Museum of Natural History in my next New York City museum article.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Marcy,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article.

The National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 and opened to the general public the next day.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum (9/11 Museum) is scheduled to open on or about September 11, 2012.


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Oh if I ever get to NYC I would love to visit some of these places you have highlighted! Statue of Liberty and the National September 11 Memorial and Memorial Museum would be first few places I would have to visit. Thanks for the handy guide - voted up, useful, and interesting!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Alissa,

Thanks very much for reading my article and commenting.

I grew up within 25 miles of New York City, so the museums and cultural venues were only a bus ride away. I live in Southern California now, and with everything so spread out, museum visits take more planning.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Hi, Daisy! Wow, I feel like I have my own personal guide leading me through the history museums in NYC. If I ever visit there, I'll remember this hub and I'll print it out and take it with me. :) Great hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cyndi,

Thanks so much for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you found it useful.


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Dancilla 4 years ago from El Paso

This is a wonderful hub, it is a good guide of the history museums in NYC. Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Priscilla,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Hub. I've always been interested in history museums and restored buildings that have a story to tell. This was a fun article for me to write.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Daisy! Great hub full of wonderful information. I have never visited New York. But thanks to your information, I am much better prepared to visit the museums and other points of interest. Voted up, up and away!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dexter,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Hub. Thanks for commenting.

I was going to do a New York City geography quiz, but there was so much information to impart, I decided to add New York City to my museum series instead. There's still quite a bit of information about the city I'd like to discuss, so I think I might do a second museum article.

I hope you get to visit New York City some day. It's a great city!


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Teresa Coppens 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Our family loves museum visits and we would love to visit New York City. Looks like there are lots of exhibits to take in! Great hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Teresa,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I'm fortunate in that I grew up within 25 miles of New York City.

I love living in Southern California. One of thingss I miss about New York, however, is the ease with which one can visit the many great museums.


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theclevercat 4 years ago from Massachusetts

I miss Lady Liberty. There is nothing like seeing her across the harbor! Thank you for bringing up that memory. Voted UP and useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

theclevercat,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Hub. Thanks for commenting.

Are you originally from New York City?


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

I love NYC and the wonderful museums the city has to offer. I have been fortunate to visit Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island quite a few times in my life. Every time has been as fantastic as the very first time. This hub brought back fond memories. Thanks.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sannel,

Thanks so much for commenting.You're fortunate in that you've traveled from Sweden to the United States on multiple occasions. I've only been to Sweden once, but it was for a six-month consulting assignment, so I did get to see a lot while I wasn't working.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

I have never been to NYC but we love to visit our local museums. I can see how these would be a must see when visiting NYC. I have always wanted to see the memorial. One day I'll make it out there.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cara,

Thanks for reading my article. New York City, with its museums and theaters, is a great vacation destination. I hope you'll be able to visit the city soon.


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Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

I grew up in NY but now live in CT. I have been to all but the 9/11 memorial. I love NYC even though I don't live there anymore and have visited these places numerous times and would go again in a heartbeat. Very useful hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Tracy,

Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub.

I grew up in New Jersey within 25 miles of New York City. I will be forever grateful that I laid flat on my back on the sidewalk in lower Manhattan to take my World Trade Center photograph.


onlooker 4 years ago

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum sounds amusing. The wars along with devastations also brought along technological advancements. After the 911 attack I've heard that visitor's aren't allowed up at the Statue of Liberty. I'd love to visit New York when time allows. The 911 memorial will be a must visit and now the sea, air and space museum too. Thank you, Daisy for the awesome insights!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Ava,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my articles. Your husband and you will enjoy visitng New York City. With more than 125 museums, several theaters, concert halls, and great shopping, the city is a great vacation destination.


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sam209 4 years ago

Haven't been to NYC in years, but it's certainly one of my favorite places to visit. Unfortunately during my last visit, I wasn't there for sightseeing! I'm gonna save this hub because it's so informative about a city that I admire!

Anytime I hear the words Space Museum, I'm there! Thanks for the hub Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sam,

Thanks so much for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I'm originally from the Greater New York area, and now that I think of it, my last visit wasn't for sightseeing, either.

If you get a chance, please read my companion article about the science museums in New York City. I discuss one of my all-time favorite museums, the American Museum of Natural History.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

The only ones I've been to are the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and I share your enthusiasm for them. Hope to see the others on my next trip. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio,

Thanks for commenting in another of my Hubs. I would love to visit New York City again and spend a week seeing the sights...and also spend time with my relatives in New Jersey. I'm going to wait until after the National September 11 Memorial Museum is open before I use my frequent flier miles for another trip.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Lots of great museums listed!! Voted up!!! The National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial) was my favorite!!!

I am not trying to pimp my hub at all here...I wrote about that in my hub...http://iamaudraleigh.hubpages.com/hub/View-Of-NYC-...


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vicki goodwin 4 years ago from Winchester Kentucky

Great hub and it reminds me that I need to add many of these museums to my bucket list.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audra,

Thanks for commenting and including the link to your Hub. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vicki,

Thanks for reading my article. The museums I've discussed here would be great additions to your bucket list!


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

I spent a year living in the Lower Hudson Valley, and worked in the city. But I never visited any of the museums.Thank you for the great Hub!


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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

You know, Ive ALWAYS been interested in doing the whole TOURIST thing in NYC. I've been there, but never actually had the whole NYC experience. I'll be sure to look some of these places up! Thank you for writing this HUb!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mark,

Thanks for reading my article. I hope if you travel from California to New York City you'll have a chance to visit some of the museums.

If you do get to Manhattan, add the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to your "to see" list. You won't want to miss that museum.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jessi10,

Thanks for reading my article. Museums visits are a great part of any trip to New York City. I hope you get to enjoy some museums the next time you're in the city.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful photo of the twin towers.

This hub makes me want to travel to NYC right now, but a friend borrowed my broom and she hasn't returned it yet.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda,

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it, Linda. I'm glad you liked the photo of the Twin Towers.

The other image of the Twin Towers in the article (the street scene) was taken from approximately the same location as where the photographer stood in the famous photo of the people running away after the airplane struck the towers.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Wow. That's amazing. Who would have ever thought? Such a shame.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda,

If you look very carefully at my street scene photo, the Twin Towers appear as ghost-like images. It's a bit chilling to think about it, but the image turned out to be very prophetic.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

I'd love to visit NewYork - I came as close but was in transit. These list of museums and your pics are terrific. I particularly like the 'ghosting' of twin towers- what a prophetic photo. spooky! I would love to visit the 9/11 memorial ad other landmarks. awesome, Daisy.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Daisy, I have even to all of these places since I was born and raised in NY and you truly did a wonderful job describing them all. I have a special place in my heart for NYC, because of living here so thanks for writing about places close to my heart. Excellent hub, sharing and voting up.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mohan (Docmo),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your continued support.

I hope you do get to visit New York City (Manhattan) some day. Being a polymath, and with your thirst for knowledge, you would really enjoy your visit.

There's a very famous photograph, seen worldwide, of people running away from the Twin Towers immediately after the terrorist attack. When I took the photograph of the ghostly images of the towers, I was standing in the same spot in which the photographer stood when he took his photo.

A first cousin of mine lives in New Jersey, across the river from the World Trade Center complex. Twenty-four hours before the planes struck the towers...24 hours to the minute...my cousin was in a business meeting in one of the towers.

This same cousin was looking across the river while the tragedy was unfolding. He witnessed the collapse of the second tower. That image will stay with him forever.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Janine,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and that it brought back memories for you.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Hi Daisy,

Thanks for writing this hub and letting readers know about the museums to go to in NYC. I've never been there and hope to have a chance to visit soon. Will definitely pop by the recommended museums - the one on Ellis Island especially sounds like a must see.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate it.

If you're planning on visiting New York City, you might want to read my article about the science museums in the city. There are some great ones discussed in that Hub.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Back for another visit to this great article Daisy :o), still wishing I had enough loot to get me to New York and see these museums for real.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for stopping by again. I'm certain that you'll get to New York City some day, my friend.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I would so much like to visit here one of these days. It all looks so exciting and inviting. I have heard the space museum is a really good tour.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your continued support.

New York City is a wonderful city. I'm fortunate in that I grew up within 25 miles of Manhattan. I hope you get to visit there some day.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

An excellent hub on museums in NYC. After reading this hub I can see why this hub is one of your featured hubs. I have only been to New York City a few times in my life.....and only once as an adult....but places like Liberty Island are places I have always wanted to visit....thanks for such helpful and informative information.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bruce,

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article and found the information helpful.

I especially like this article because of my photographs of the World Trade Center. The photo that's immediately above the words "National September 11 Memorial & Museum" contains a ghostly image of the Twin Towers. When I took that photo, I was standing in the same area as the photographer who took the photo seen worldwide of the people runnning away from the scene of the terrorist attack.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I used to live in NYC and my family and I always visited these places! Every year now, my friends and I go to Ellis Island for some great fun and times.

I have to say too, Daisy, your pictures of the Twin Towers is absolutely stunning. I remember when I lived in NYC, before 9/11, I would always stare at the buildings and think, "WOW!" My mom actually used to work on one of the highest floors back in the 80's before she retired to be a stay-at-home mom. I cannot wait for the new World Trade Center building to be up and running :)

Great job and great detail on this hub. Definitely sharing this one :)


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

What a great hub full of wonderful information! Love the shot looking up at the Twin Towers. Kind of takes my breath away.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Keith (KDuBarry03),

Thanks for reading, commenting in, and sharing my article. I have a few more photographs of the Twin Towers, but I think the two I included in my Hub are the best of the lot.

The photographs are so different from each other. In one, the buildings appear to be tall, strong, and powerful. In the other, they look like ghost images..."Prophetic" is how Mohan described them in his comment. I would tend to agree.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you liked the photo looking up at the Twin Towers. To get that shot, I had to lie flat on my back on the pavement. A friend stood nearby, to ensure that no one stepped on me.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Love it! The lengths we go to to get a great shot. : )


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb,

Thanks for visiting again. I couldn't have known at the time, but as it turned out, it was certainly worth my sprawling out on the sidewalk in New York City to take that photo.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Daisy there's always the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art...all great places!

I loved this hub because I am scheduled to finally visit the Intrepid this fall. My brother-in-law served on the Intrepid during the Viet Nam War. We were down to the World Trade Center site to go to the museum but as you know it wasn't opened yet. We're hoping to make it back. (I wrote a hub about my visit.)

Thank you for all the information and great pictures!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting.

New York City has more than 125 museums. In this Hub, I wrote specifically about the history-related museums. I've also written a Hub specifically about the science-related museums.

With there being so many museums in Manhattan, I felt that breaking down the museum list into categories would be the best way to feature the museums.

I used to live within 25 miles of New York City. My major in college was Fine Arts, and I have visited many of the art museums in the city. I wanted to let my readers know that there are quite a few museums to see in New York that are not art museums.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Stopping by for another visit. Thank you for sharing this on 9/11; much appreciated :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Keith (KDuBarry03),

Thank you for stopping by again. The two Twin Towers photographs I included in my article are among my most treasured possessions.

I was working in Stockholm, Sweden when the terrorist attacks occurred. We couldn't access any Internet news sites when we learned what had happened.

Someone turned on a television at work. Everyone stopped working, and we all gathered round the TV. Our Swedish colleagues took turns translating the news for the Americans working on our project.

As I mentioned in my comment to Mohan Kumar...

There's a very famous photograph, seen worldwide, of people running away from the Twin Towers immediately after the terrorist attack. When I took the photograph of the ghostly images of the towers, I was standing in the same spot in which the photographer stood when he took his photo.

A first cousin of mine lives in New Jersey, across the river from the World Trade Center complex. Twenty-four hours before the planes struck the towers...24 hours to the minute...my cousin was in a business meeting in one of the towers.

This same cousin was looking across the river while the tragedy was unfolding. He witnessed the collapse of the second tower. That image will stay with him forever.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thank you for highlighting the building of the 9/11 museum in this hub and for sharing about your and your cousin's experience that day because it is important to remember.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

RTalloni,

It's nice to "see" you again. I appreciate your reading my article and commenting in it.

I can't tell you how glad I am that I took those photographs of the Twin Towers!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Daisy, I haven't been to NYC since they started the new 9/11 museum and appreciate the picture. I spent all morning on the Intrepid one day as it is a fascinating piece of our history. There are so many wonderful things to see in NYC. I know it is less popular but I also loved visiting the Cloisters. I love old history. Thanks for an interesting hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Pam (Pamela99),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for mentioning the Cloisters. I think I'll add it the next time I update my Hub.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

New York is one of those places where you could spend two weeks, and still not have time to visit all the wonderful places to see, including these museums. You have some wonderful photos of the twin towers, too.

Voted UP and will share.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I'm glad you liked my photographs of the Twin Towers. They're images which I treasure.

Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing valuable information :) I always learn something new from your hubs :) Voted up and awesome!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

rdsparrowriter,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your kind words and your support of my writing.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 3 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

All museums are a mysterious places. It is thousands of lives and personal stories collected together to give you a view of historic events. Interesting hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Pavlo,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your insightful comment.

What you wrote is especially true of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum..."thousands of lives and personal stories collected together to give you a view of historic events."


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Coming in again to say the NYC's museums will be on my visiting list when I get there because I'm a history buff too. Thanks for sharing! Passing it on.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for visiting again and sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I've been to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and could have spent a week there. I love history!

Your photos of the twin towers are just amazing. I read in one of your comments that you actually had to lay flat on your back in order to get the shot. Hurray for you Daisy!

I need to go back to NYC and visit every single museum. Philadelphia is another 'must' on my list. If I had enough years left, I would spend the rest of my life just visiting historical places, landmarks, museums and such.

I try to purchase every DVD I can find on history and museums. My library is one of my most priceless possessions.

Thank you so much for this marvelous hub and your presentation of 'History Museums In New York City." Sharing and pinning.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Wonderful hub and incredible pictures!

My son lives at New Jersey and he has told me so much about New York, that while I was going through your hub, it seemed to me that I have visited all these wonderful places, which I have not! But I do intend to visit this amazing city and all these museums in near future.

Thanks for sharing this informative hub! Voted up and shared on HP!


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for pinning and sharing my Hub.

I appreciate your very kind words about my World Trade Center photos. The "ghost image" photo of the Towers gives me the chills when I look at it. I was standing in the same place that a news photographer was standing when he took photos of people running down the street, away from the scene of the tragedy.

I lived within 25 miles of Manhattan (New York City) through my college years. I had a number of jobs in the city, including one just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

May I ask where in New Jersey your son lives? There is a very large Indian community in the Edison area.

It will be a wonderful trip for you, visiting your son and seeing the sights in New York City. You'll enjoy the museums and the many places of historical interest.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

As always Daisy, interesting and well done. NYC has so very much to offer and you've certainly named three top places to visit.

I too wrote about the Intrepid and World Trade Center Memorial, having visited both. Strangely enough, a lifelong resident of NY I've never visited the Statue of Liberty!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

How appropriate to revisit your hub on the wonderful museums of NYC as today the World Trade Center's September 11th museum will be dedicated. It must be a terribly sad and moving moment for everyone involved as even the news reports brought tears to my eyes.

I lived within an hour and a half drive of NYC while growing up and was fortunate to visit the Statue of Liberty as well as many of the wonderful free museums including the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thank for visiting again and rereading my Hub. Those of us who live (or have lived) with a few hours of Manhattan are so fortunate. New York is one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Stephanie,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I was compelled to share this article in our Facebook group last night. I didn't know why at they time, but I simply had to post the link.

I had a consulting assignment in Stockholm, Sweden when the tragedy occurred. A spouse of one of my colleagues saw the news on television at home and phone the office. All work stopped in our office as we gathered around a television set, and one of my friends translated the news into English.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Hi Daisy!

My son lives at New Brunswick, New Jersey. In fact he got placed in a prestigious job after completing his 2 year MBA program from University of Connecticut.

Thanks for this wonderful hub and yes, we are eagerly looking forward to our visit to NYC!

Have a good day!


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for stopping by again. Your son is living in a very nice part of the state. You're going to love the sights in New Jersey and New York when you visit your son in New Brunswick.

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