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National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-514-3700
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The New York branch of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian serves as an exhibition and education facility in New York City. Exhibitions and public programs explore the diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the strength and continuity of their cultures from the earliest times to the present. Public programs present Native people from North, Central, and South America. Program participants share first-person accounts of their heritage and experiences. The museum is located on the first two floors of the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. The museum is open seven days a week. Admission is free.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Bowling Green, New York City, NY 10004
Financial District
+1 212-514-3700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking through this historical building, one understands that Americans throughout centuries all loved beautiful images, worked hard to take care of their families and prided themselves on detail and fine workmanship. National treasure and free!

Thank Kathy s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very interesting and there is a lot of information to take in. It's free to enter and there are lifts that take you up to the exhibition. There is also a shop, but make sure you read the tags if you buy anything...More

Thank Sandra29963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is not worth a detour, however if you're downtown take 30-60 minutes to visit. It's free and a nice building with a beautiful dome. The exhibition is suprisingly good, we didn't spend a lotvof time, but really liked it, it goes from contemporary...More

Thank Jaja000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located adjacent to the Statue of Liberty ferries, this museum covers the history of The indigenous people of South and North America. Recommend dropping in, its both free and spacious. You can visit the collection in less than an hour, a good way to fill...More

Thank Gr8Greg88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely and thoughtful collection which spans all geographic regions of both north and South America. It is housed in the Old Customs House, a very large and ornate building. This is not a must see collection, but something different and enjoyable.

Thank highburychampion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right near the Wall Street Bull, at Green Bowl Park. Interesting is the Museum of Indians of America and the vault of the Hall.

1  Thank salvatorecandiano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This FREE museum has high quality displays of work by Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island (North America) and beyond. The building itself is very impressive. There is a small gallery of contemporary artwork that changes more frequently. Winter exhibition on contemporary Indigenous art using...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

As this was a holiday with children, we took the opportunity to visit this museum for an insight of the cultures that shape modern America. The historical facts are great and the Indian artefacts from central and Northern America, fabulous!

Thank Filip S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Having been a keen reader on Native American history (by U.K. Standards anyway!) I was really looking forward to my visit here. However certainly not worth the effort, visit lasted no more than 15 minutes. Though I accept there were some limits due to 1...More

1  Thank oxfordquin
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This museum has an excellent collection of Indigenous clothing, tools, pottery and hand-carved possessions dating back to thousands of years. Historic details provide context to the displays. Admission to the exhibit is free, and photography is permitted--without a flash. The exhibit is contained on one...More

Thank Jim K
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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