Hoping to bring attention to Coney Island’s legendary and colorful past, the Coney Island History Project was founded in 2004 as a non-profit organization led by Coney Island historian Charles Denson. The History Project encourages visitors to appreciate the neighborhood of Coney Island by recording, archiving, and sharing oral history interviews, providing access to historical artifacts, and honoring amusement pioneers in its hall of fame.
Located on West 12th Street at the entrance to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, admission is FREE! View the historic artifacts, pictures, maps, and films and travel back in time to Coney Islands’ glory days. Share and preserve your own memories by recording an interview for the Oral History Archive or take a free souvenir photo with the Cyclops from Spook-A-Rama and an original Steeplechase horse from the legendary ride that gave Steeplechase Park its name.
Please visit their online reservation site to see the tour schedule and purchase advance tickets