Coney Island History Project

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Dedicated to preserving Coney Island in living memory

Founded in 2004, the Coney Island History Project is a not-for-profit organization that aims to increase awareness of Coney Island's legendary and colorful past while encouraging appreciation of the Coney Island neighborhood of today. With their mission to record, archive, share oral history interviews, and to provide access to historical artifacts and documentary material through educational exhibits and events, here you are able to preserve your own memories by scheduling an appointment to
record an oral history for their archive. You can now listen to Season 2 of the History Project’s Coney Island Stories on your podcast app.


Located on West 12th Street at the entrance to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, the History Project exhibition center displays historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera and films of Coney Islands colorful past. Admission is free of charge. Visitors are invited to take souvenir photos with the Spook-A-Rama Cyclops and an original Steeplechase horse from the ride that gave Steeplechase Park its name. The special exhibition for the 2022 season is Barbara Rosenberg: Coney Island Street Photography, 1964-2010 on view through September 5. “The Wonder Wheel and the Immigrant Dream,” an outdoor exhibition of banners at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, is on view through the end of October.

3059 West 12th Street. Brooklyn, NY 11224

(347) 702-8553

Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 1-7 pm