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The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York is located inside the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the... Read More
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York is located inside the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park, just about where this City was born. Rich in architectural and historic significance, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Permanent and temporary exhibits installed in this magnificent building often include rare collections of photography, jewelry, basketry, sculpture, textile work, accompanied by dance and music performances, symposia, hands-on activities, storytelling times and special events such as Day of the Dead or their observance of American Indian Heritage Month.
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
New York, NY 10004
- Fri-Wed: 10am-5pm
- Thu: 10am-8pm
- Historic Sites: "Don't miss the Reginald Marsh murals in the dome of the rotunda that depict early explorers of the Americas and trace the course of a ship entering New York's harbor. Combine with a trip to Battery Park just outside the door or the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Housed in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, a splendid Beaux Arts buildings in New York, NMAI tells the story of the real first Americans.