Brooklyn has a rich history and you’ll learn all about it at The Brooklyn Historical Society in downtown Brooklyn. Though small, this is a world-class museum, with a strong focus on political movements, giving it a special edge. It is much less crowded than other museums, so this is a nice choice for a quiet, stress-free day. Don’t skip the gift shop, stocked with fun items, and check the site for lectures.
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