A few weeks ago, my friend Lauren and I set out for the Morgan Library & Museum, located in New York’s Murray Hill neighborhood. A dreary winter afternoon called for a bit of exploring, and since we had both never been we decided to check it out.
The stunning building was formerly J.P. Morgan’s personal library filled with hundreds of rare books and manuscripts. It has an old-world almost Beauty and the Beast vibe with all of the dark wallpaper and thousands of old books. The museum was also holding an Emily Dickinson exhibit when we visited featuring dozens of handwritten notes and poems, along with other artifacts and photos of her life and family.
The museum is pretty tiny, but the entry is relatively affordable, and the guided tour we took was well worth it. Though I’m not sure it’s a place I would frequent, it was amazing to see it once and uncover a little more of New York’s history.