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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...more
The exhibits are very well done and include Indians from all across the Americas. There are dioramas and music and beaded items,--I could go on and on. It's not large, but it's free and worth the trip to the tip.
We called into this museum out of my interest in native American culture and history. The museum is not very big and could have done with more information about the various tribes but it was a nice layout and the exhibition was interesting if a...More
A very poor museum. Despite the great building and free entry, I’ve learnt more, in five minutes, about the history of the First Nation peoples from Wikipedia. This is a terrible shame and disservice to these people and their importance in US history.
This is worth a visit. Beautiful architecture, vivid exhibits, and it’s free! Great place to learn more about North American Indians, South and Central American tribes, and Caribbean people. Make sure you visit the gift shop.
Why have I never heard that there’s a Smithsonian museum in NYC? Entry is free and the building is absolutely beautiful. The exhibits don’t take too long but offer important perspectives on Native American history. They also have a really fun interactive section for kids...More
Went on a tour (highly recommended). The docent was an expert on native american tribes. Loved the history. The arts and crafts were impressive too. We had to miss the architectural tour. The building was the Customs House (and also appeared in the original Ghostbusters...More
Superb museum of the American Indian with well laid out exhibits representing numerous native cultures from all over the Americas. Admission is free! There are traditional displays of Indian masks, costumes,artifacts as well as inventive digital art and hand-on exhibits for the younger ones. The...More
We visited after riding the Staten Island Ferry and to get out of the heat. We also came because it was free! My 13 and 16 year olds enjoyed the kids educational area - my husband and I surprisingly enjoyed it too! We spoke with...More
The former Customs Building is impressive and yet you can miss what is inside; a wonderful collection of Native American art, crafts, costumes and artifacts from many of the Native American Nations. Their story is well document with several rooms of displays and hands on...More
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
Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.