Step out of the hustle of New York's Fifth Avenue into the New York Public Library and get inspired by its magnificent architecture and history, guided by your personal in-app audio tour!
Built in the late 1890s, the New York Library's Main Branch is a perfect example of classical architecture and a treasury of 2.5 million volumes and artifacts.
The tour starts outside in order for you to examine all the details of this Beaux-Arts building, such as impressive columns, beautiful sculptures, and famous lions. Get to know their names and take a picture with these favorites of the public.
Inside, you'll be carried away by the breathtaking interiors of the Astor Hall. With the timed-entry ticket included in this tour, you'll be able to visit the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, and hear the stories behind such artifacts as Thomas Jefferson's handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Gutenberg Bible dating 1450, Charles Dicken's desk, and many more.
Next, ascend to the third floor to hear the story of the McGraw Rotunda and marvel at its stunning murals celebrating the history of the written word. Holders of the Library Card may visit the iconic Rose Main Reading Room with its authentic atmosphere.
Finish the tour in the shades of Bryant Park. There's always something interesting going around!
This tour is not affiliated with the New York Public Library but is provided by an independent creator. Free timed entry ticket required by the New York Public Library is included in the tour for customers' convenience