General Information


Brooklyn Historical Society is now in two locations!
Now in Two Locations

BHS Pierrepont BHS DUMBO
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (corner of Clinton Street)
55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (enter at 55 Water Street or through Brooklyn Bridge Park)
Museum Hours Museum & Gift Shop Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
Closed major holidays
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Check website for holiday closure information
Gift Shop Hours Recommended Admission for Both Locations
Monday-Sunday, 12pm to 5pm BHS Member: Free
  Adults: $10
Library Hours Seniors 62 and over: $6
Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Teachers: $6



Students (with I.D.): Free
  Children under 12: Free

Directions to BHS Pierrepont

Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.

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

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.

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.

Group Visits

Brooklyn Historical Society Group Visit Policy

At Brooklyn Historical Society we strive to bring excellence to every visitor’s experience. We carefully schedule staff based on anticipated attendance, and plan group visits in a way that ensures that our galleries are not overcrowded.

To that end we ask that all groups schedule their visits in advance. This can easily be done by contacting BHS by e-mail at, or by phone at (718) 222-4111 ext 288. Self-guided groups must schedule a time during the museum’s public hours, listed above.

In addition, due to the limitations in our staff and facility size, unannounced groups of 10 or more may not be able to be accommodated at the time of their arrival. When an unscheduled group arrives, our Visitor Services staff will advise whether we have the capacity to accommodate the group at that time. If not, we are happy to help arrange for your return at a later hour or a different date.

Groups of 10 or more will also be charged a modest entry fee:
$50 for 10 to 30 people
$100 for 31 to 80 people

For a more formal experience we’re pleased to offer guided programs for up to 20 individuals at a cost of $150. For more information contact or (718) 222-4111 ext 288.

BHS is pleased to partner with:  
Green-Wood partnerBLDG92 partnerLandmarks50Big Onion Walking ToursDowntown Brooklyn Arts Alliance