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American Irish Historical Society

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A step back in time on Fifth Ave across from the Met

I saw the theatrical recreation of James Joyce's "The Dead 1904" in an immersive theater experience... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Brief Visit but Eager to Return!

My daughter and I visited the American-Irish Historical as part of a performance by the Irish... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 Dec 2018
“A step back in time on Fifth Ave across from the Met”
5 Oct 2018
“Small Irish-American themed museum in historic old mansion”
Founded in 1897 by fifty American Irishmen, the Society's mission is to record the story of the Irish settlement in America to present day.
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991 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0101
Upper East Side
+1 212-288-2263
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

I saw the theatrical recreation of James Joyce's "The Dead 1904" in an immersive theater experience including a sit down dinner with the actors at the American Irish Historical Society. It was the perfect venue for the interactive play, with the rooms set up as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Saw the small museum of famous Irish-Americans located in a historic old mansion on 5th Avenue. Just a few rooms, and during my visit most of the rooms were still being set up for a NYC jewelry exhibit schedule to open later in October. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure what the American Irish Historical Society looks like on a “normal” day but at night, during a wedding reception, with its surfaces and tables laden with flower arrangements and candles, with delicious hors d’oeuvres being served, this place was magical. I’d love...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EBG67
Reviewed December 15, 2016

My daughter and I visited the American-Irish Historical as part of a performance by the Irish Repertory Theater on Saturday December10th. Because of the performance the building was decorated for Christmas and it was hard to tell what was a prop and what was part...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Snoqueen313
Reviewed November 24, 2014

The building is a small (by Manhattan) building nestled between far more imposing and modern buildings. We called into this building on the off chance someone might answer, the man who did was extremely helpful, he works there a librarian. He showed us around the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went on a tour today and was amazed at how many historic Irish artifacts that they had on the premises.Our tour guide was conducted by Sara which I found her very knowledgeable and gracious.I really enjoyed our day at the Irish Historical Society and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Munseypark
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Gorgeous building and right across from the Met and Central Park. If you're in the city looking for a cool place to check out, definitely stop by. You should call ahead to make an appointment and then someone will show you around. I'm Irish American...More

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank RoaminCatholicNYC
Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you are either living or visiting New York, try to visit the New York Historical Society to see the incredible Audubon exibit currently on view - only a large sample of their more than 450 + print collection!! A wonderful review of his artistry....More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank newsuffolk
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great museum with a number of very unusual exhibits. We went for the WWII exhibit and were surprised at the tremendous amount of material there was to see

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank j w
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Went by there , being Irish American. Some young kid answered the door and acted like we were crazy for coming by. Sent us packing saying there is no restaurant no gift shop nothing on exhibit. Who are these people?

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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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February 27, 2017|
Response from Snoqueen313 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry that is so late getting to you. I swore I had posted the information and only recently discovered that I can not post a weblink. So, again sorry, Just go to the AIHS web site and look for the member ship link.