New York City for History Buffs

History is in this city’s DNA. How could it not be? In the late-18th century, New York was chosen as the first capital of the newly formed United States of America. And in the years that have followed, NYC has maintained its place as a major player in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the nation. Visit these sites and attractions, and you will not only witness the past but also experience how the past informs the present and points to the future. In New York, history is made very day.