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United States Custom House

1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY
+1 212-514-3700
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A picturesque Beaux Arts building where visitors can gaze upon beautiful Reginald Marsh murals in an oval rotunda.
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1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY
Financial District
+1 212-514-3700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to enter but it is a federal building so airport type security. The rotunda is beautiful and check out the green marble pillars. The gift shop is mainly Native American themed and quite nice.

Thank LibertyStreet
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Just to see this building is worth the trip. The exhibits are excellent, informative and well done. You can learn about not only Native Americans but first people in central and South America as well. Walking around Battery Park where the building is located is...More

Thank Melinda P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I attended a conference held in this building. This building is the home for National Museum of American Indian, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Both its outside and inside are gorgeous. (A couple of 360 photos of inside)

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The architecture of this historical building is very beautiful and reminded of those that you see in the squares in historical European cities. It is currently being preserved and houses the National Museum of the American Indian.

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The interior of the custom house is beautiful - with preserved architecture and incredible painted ceiling. The displays of Native American objects are well laid out by geographic region. There are some immaculate examples of ceremonial clothing. The descriptions of the objects were enough to...More

Thank gmtlf
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We passed by this place on our way to Chinatown. We didn't spend much time here because its hot. We just took some photos and appreciated the architecture. Nice work.

1  Thank HuwanaB
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Come here for the terrific Native American Museum and also enjoy this impressive historic building from another era. At the foot of Manhattan next to a pretty park.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 30 December 2016

While in NYC for Christmas, we decided to take in a tour of the U.S. Customs House. It was a one-hour long tour on the architecture of the building. The symbolism and craftsmanship in the interior design was truly amazing. It is well worth your...More

Thank psmith4203
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The United States Custom House, also known as the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, is a little known treasure near Battery Park in Manhattan. This building has been (mostly) restored to glorious condition, and should not be overlooked! Anyone who appreciates architecture and American history will...More

Thank JaynDC
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This old government building on the lower tip of Manhattan was once the customs house for the city and remnants of that prior life are in evidence. Be sure to check out the rotunda with its unusual occulus ceiling. Don't leave without touring the Native...More

Thank LWL3333
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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Response from LWL3333 | Reviewed this property |
Right, 6 subway to Bowling Green.