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National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green, New York City, NY 10004-1415
+1 212-514-3700
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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 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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1 Bowling Green, New York City, NY 10004-1415
Financial District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went in this museum, I expected to find a history of the original inhabitants of the continent, and the steps that brought to their almost extinction. Of course I expected too much. The building is beautiful, architecturally speaking, but immediately at the first...More

Thank Aragorn983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only seen this while passing and turned out it was free in. The name seemed like a straight away insult to the people that the museum was suppose to represent. It didn't have much in it and I was disappointed by the lack of actual...More

1  Thank gedIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a vast collection of art and artifacts from a variety of tribes spanning hundreds of years. However, the way in which they've organized the exhibits makes it difficult to envision how the people lived or how they changed after contract with the...More

Thank Wishmonger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum covers all tribes inhabiting North and South America. It's well organized by region to help you understand where and how the various tribes lived. The stories are told via artifacts related to the life styles of Native Americans. The Museum is housed in...More

Thank GLtripp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building alone is worth a visit. There are always interesting exhibits here, as this is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Free entry.

Thank metaligenics
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opened throughout the year about 1.25 crores specimens being exhibited here and visited by estimated tourist of 9 million in 2015.

4  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building looked imposing from the outside but exhibition space inside was quite limited. Nonetheless I found the exhibits interesting: there was an exhibition on the American Indians subdivided into ten different regions, and then there was a special exhibition on some of the Latin American...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If anything gives you history on the American Indians this museum is the place to go . If I'm not mistaken this is free and the exterior is amazing for photos .

Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in architecture buff come here to see the building. Erected at 1907 this building is where they used to collect tariffs for imports that came into the country. Before tax times this was the main government income and there for this building was...More

Thank gl0betr0tterny
Reviewed 13 July 2017

WE were very keen to learn some of the history of the native Americans.The downstairs exhibits are still under development but I really enjoyed the dance exhibit which included costumes & footage of the various dance styles of different tribes. The main exhibition centre is...More

Thank Kasmo
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