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Travellera27 Dec 2022 11:46 p.m. PST

Visiting NY for a for days in January. Grateful for any recommendations for museums, sights or other attractions of military history interest. Thanks!

Martin Rapier28 Dec 2022 12:33 a.m. PST

I've been to NYC a few times. I particularly enjoyed the USS Intrepid and Growler, and the old Fort at Battery Park is interesting.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2022 2:50 a.m. PST

I don't know what era you're looking for, but the Met has a wonderful collection of arms and armor. link

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2022 5:15 a.m. PST

Don't forget to visit the Strand--five miles of used books, including military history, but also many other things.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2022 5:26 a.m. PST

I second the Met.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian28 Dec 2022 5:57 a.m. PST

What part of New York? It is a big diverse state.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Dec 2022 5:57 a.m. PST

Assuming you mean NYC? Not the state in general?

Travellera28 Dec 2022 6:09 a.m. PST

Thanks for all response! NYC it is, staying at the Chelsea Hotel 222 West 23rd St

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2022 6:13 a.m. PST

Museum of Natural History, Grant's Tomb, Fraunces Tavern, I think the Fighting 69TH might have a museum at their armory Trinity Church where Hamilton is buried (off Broadway I might add), as well as Gallatin who I think was a Secty of State. A good amount of luminaries buried there.

redstarny28 Dec 2022 7:26 a.m. PST

The NY Historical Society is on the other side of Central Park from the Met. Depending on the current exhibition and what you're interested in, it can be pretty cool.

There's also the Museum of the American Indian downtown.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2022 7:36 a.m. PST

The Cloistersó a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts located in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Both beautiful and fascinating: link

Starman6828 Dec 2022 8:30 a.m. PST

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Michael May28 Dec 2022 11:34 a.m. PST

The Chelsea Hotel? That's where Sid and Nancy were staying. Her body was found under the sink in the bathroom. If you use the toilet in that room her ghost will follow you home, break up your band and nag you day and night for the rest of your life.

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2022 3:35 p.m. PST

Yoiks, it's a good thing not to have a band…..

Travellera28 Dec 2022 11:35 p.m. PST

Thanks for all your comments!

Blutarski29 Dec 2022 11:42 a.m. PST

Hi Travellera (an apt name to be sure) -

Just a comment or two on NYC sights -

> The Strand Bookstore – If you do visit there, visit the rare books section (3rd floor).

> I also highly recommend that you check out Chartwell Booksellers (55 E 52nd St). Go here for details -
link

> Surprised no one has suggested the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Happy New Year to all, BTW.

B

Travellera29 Dec 2022 12:06 p.m. PST

Thanks B!

Noted!

Khazi Kwarteng29 Dec 2022 4:14 p.m. PST

Go to Bedford ave ,Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
More hipster less tourists

47Ronin09 Jan 2023 3:36 p.m. PST

Don't forget to stop by The Compleat Strategist on East 33rd St. near 5th Avenue, right on the way to the Empire State Building.

If you have an extra day, consider a trip to West Point on the Hudson. The West Point Museum, the Visitors Center with a Sherman tank out front, plus the campus and the Thayer Hotel, will make it worth the effort. Check the Port Authority for bus departures or rent a car and enjoy the ride.

Enjoy your trip.

Blutarski10 Jan 2023 12:50 p.m. PST

Kudos to "The Compleat Strategist"!
They have been around for a L O N G time.

B

Travellera12 Jan 2023 2:51 a.m. PST

Thanks!

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