Brooklyn Historical Society

Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary and complex history. BHS Pierrepont is a vibrant museum, a world-renowned archives and special collections library, a cutting-edge education center, and a hub for community dialogue. Located in a landmark 1881 building designed by architect George Browne Post, BHS Pierrepont welcomes both residents and visitors from around the world to learn about Brooklyn’s past, present, and future.

In 2017, BHS dramatically expanded its reach and public presences by opening a satellite museum in the Empire Stores complex, a long-unused DUMBO waterfront warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. BHS DUMBO features Waterfront, a major, long-term exhibition and visitor experience that brings the dynamic story of Brooklyn’s coastline to life through engaging, multi-sensory interactives for all ages.

BHS Pierrepont
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Museum Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm to 5 pm
Close major holidays
Gift Shop Hours:
Monday-Sunday, 12pm to 5 pm
Library Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm to 5pm

55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Museum & Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, 11am to 6pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am to 8pm
Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Check www.brooklynhistory.org for holiday closure information

    Free Admission
    Free or Discounted Tour(s)