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National Museum of the American Indian

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Address: 1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY 10004-1415
Phone Number: 212-514-3700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The New York branch of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the...

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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National Museum of the American Indian is amazing place

National Museum of the American Indian is amazing place,the Building has a long history and the building style is very great and special,I can feel like in the 1900s .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

National Museum of the American Indian is amazing place,the Building has a long history and the building style is very great and special,I can feel like in the 1900s .

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a good beginners guide for me with interesting exhibits and some amazing modern americN Indian art and sculpture that I really enjoyed. The museum was free and an easy stop after the Statten Island ferry and near the Wall Street bull and bowling green park.

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Catskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular collection, presented and explained well. I particularly enjoyed the extensive section on ceramics, which is organized by region, and displayed to allow the viewer to see and contemplate connections and differences. Other sections have more traditional collections by region, again thoughtfully selected and presented. By contrast - the DC museum relegates each tribe or region to a single small... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in the beautiful and historic Alexander Hamilton Customs building. Its free to enter and is definitely worth a visit. In the atrium is a history of the building and its importance to the wealth of New York. There are exhibition rooms off the atrium with fantastic displays of all the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Fascinating insights... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here after visiting the statue of Liberty and we were so pleased we did. Excellent in every way from the exhibits to the rest rooms, we loved this museum, probably our favourite this trip.

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlight o f our trip to NYC. Our Brit view of American Indians is of course coloured by cowboy films, but their culture displayed in this museum, housed in the former Port Customs House, is rich and as varied as all the peoples who came to America and displaced them. from the Inuit in the... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I really loved this free museum, lots of history, thousands of artifacts with incredible colour, intricacy or both. Wish we had more time to spend there. Very well worth a visit

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Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stopped in here on a whim after visiting the statue of liberty. Very few things that are free are really spectacular and this is one of the few exceptions. The building alone is amazing and the displays are well thought out, planned and interesting. The only complaint, and it's really just a personal thing, is that the staff was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This museum is located in the historic US Customs House. The exhibition is free and it's a nice way to spend some time and learn something about our past. When you enter you should veer to the right and start with the entrance on the right (in the main room). That entrance will get you started on the correct path... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Interesting museum that actually has much more about Central American natives than it does about those from N America, some interesting things about civilizations in the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans. Free admission so no excuse for not dropping in

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