National Museum of the American Indian

Museum, History Museum
1 Bowling Grn (btwn Broadway & State St)
New York, NY 10004
(212) 514-3700
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


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  • This museum was the HQ for New Yorks customs offices until 1971. It was also ground zero for the Stamp Act Riots in 1765, as Fort Amsterdam, when U.S. and British soldiers used it as a stronghold.
  • Museu bacana, de graa e com Wi-Fi. A ala de msica uma delcia! D vontade de passar horas aqui.
  • One of the more fascinating museums in NYC situated in the old US Customs House where admission is FREE everyday and its rarely crowded.
  • Don't miss the 3-story hand-painted murals in the Rotunda. Done by an Assistant Clerk from the Treasury Dept in 1937. Reginald Marsh was paid $.90/hr and $1,560 total for his efforts. More in our blog
  • Located within the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions explore the diversity of the Natve people of the Americas.
  • America Sculpture (left of entrance). By Daniel Chester French (designed the Lincoln Memorial). Represents North & South America. On left is Labor rolling forward wheel of progress. More info in blog.
  • Africa Sculpture (far right of entrance). By Daniel Chester French (designed the Lincoln Memorial). Semi-nude/sleeping figure demonstrated perception of Africa as "sleeping nation." More info in blog.
  • Nice clean bathrooms
  • Gratuito, abre todos los das y tanto el edificio como la breve exposicin valen la pena.
  • SANEMANs NEW York Free walking tours start here every day at 11am and 2pm
  • Absolutely beautiful museum filled with some awesome exhibits! Definitely worth checking out. Admission is free.
  • Asia Sculpture (far left of entrance). By Daniel Chester French (designed the Lincoln Memorial). Figure in robes and headdress. 3 skulls under feet represent country's enslavement. More info in blog.
  • Europe Sculpture (right of entrance). By Daniel Chester French (designed the Lincoln Memorial). Formal figure atop throne with royal crests on hem of dress as mark of monarchy. More info in blog.
  • 7-story Beaux-Art structure by Cass Gilbert. Current resident is Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Outside are 4 continent sculptures by Daniel Chester French. More info via our blog
  • What a gem! Full of native artefacts and art in a stunning building and free
  • Don't miss this museum! Free entry and beautiful exhibitions - truly remarkable.
  • I was unaware that this museum was targeted by al Qaeda. There is full on, take your belt off, security theater here. Bullshit.
  • Worth checking out if you enjoy history and FREE. Beautiful building. Good exhibit on American Indian's in music incl clips of Hendrix and others in a mini theatre.
  • The Resource Center is invaluable for anyone who wants to do research or learn more about the exhibits.

Nearby places

Battery Pl (at State St)
Broadway & Morris St
Broadway and Whitehall St