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Path Through History

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Where you can explore New York's rich heritage

New York State's Path Through History program is a great way for you and your family to plan a day trip, weekend getaway or extended vacation that explores New York State's rich history and culture.

It gives you an opportunity to learn about and visit the hundreds of museums, parks, galleries and other destinations that help tell the important story of New York and the role it has played in our nation's history.

And while you can choose from 13 themes and 500 destinations to create your own Path Through History, we've assembled convenient maps featuring downstate destinations that you can easily reach using the MTA's subways, buses and trains.

Select a map below to start exploring how easy it is to chart your own path through history on:

Then, click on any featured Path Through History destination to learn more and plan your trip.

And the MTA offers discount Deals & Getaways to many of these featured destinations, so you can save money too!

NYC Subways and Buses

NYCT Destinations

Long Island Rail Road

LIRR Destinations

Metro-North Railroad

New York Botanical Garden
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