Harry Potter: A History of Magic in NYC

Harry Potter: A History of Magic in NYC

Journey to where magic and myth began at the New York Historical Society in NYC!

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$89 per person (Adult/Child) Internet Price (Reg. price: $94pp)


Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives. From medieval descriptions of dragons and griffins to the origins of the sorcerer’s stone, you’ll explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling as well as Harry Potter illustrator Jim Kay.


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the exhibition will feature cover artwork designed by illustrator Brian Selznick for the 20th anniversary edition of the Harry Potter series to be published by Scholastic in June 2018.


Plus, see Mary GrandPré’s illustrations created for Scholastic’s original editions of the novels—on view to the public for the first time—as well as costumes and set models from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened on Broadway in April 2018.

Departure Points

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 6:45am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms, Latham - 7:15am
Pet Smart, Crossgates Commons - 7:30am
Catskill, Exit 21 Commuter Lot - 8:15am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 8:35am

Arrival Information

The bus will drop off and pick up as close as possible to the Historical Society.

Return Information

We will depart at 6:00pm with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 9:30pm. Non-stop each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Museum Admission

  • Guided Tour of Harry Potter Exhibit

  • Admission to films New York Story and We Rise

  • 10% discount in Museum Store

  • 50 Travel Points


What are Travel Points?






Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Catskill Catskill Commuter Lot - Exit 21 of Thruway
Near Visitors Center on Rte 23B
Crossgates Commons Pet Smart Crossgates Commons
161 Washington Ave Extension, Albany, NY
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field)
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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