"Mark Twain and the Holy Land"

(Oct. 25-Feb. 2) — In 1867, Mark Twain departed New York Harbor on the steamship Quaker City for a five-and-a-half-month excursion, with stops in Europe and around the Mediterranean. His humorous, opinionated and revealing observations of the local sites and inhabitants first appeared as a series of letters in a San Francisco newspaper, two years before New York publisher Elisha Bliss released his book "The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress." Using original documents, photographs, artwork and costumes, as well as an interactive media experience, this exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of one of the best-selling travelogues of all time as it illuminates Twain’s fabled journey and explores his and other Americans’ perceptions of the Holy Land in the postbellum era.

Monday CLOSED (please check the calendar for special open days)
Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm


Saturday, November 16, 2019 (All day)


New-York Historical Society, The Robert H. Smith Auditorium
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024


(212) 873-3400


Museum admission: $22; $17 Senior/Educator/Active Military; $13 Student; $6 Kids (5–13 years old); Free for ages 4 and younger

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