We passed by this place on our way to Chinatown. We didn't spend much time here because its hot. We just took some photos and appreciated the architecture. Nice work.
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Come here for the terrific Native American Museum and also enjoy this impressive historic building from another era. At the foot of Manhattan next to a pretty park.
While in NYC for Christmas, we decided to take in a tour of the U.S. Customs House. It was a one-hour long tour on the architecture of the building. The symbolism and craftsmanship in the interior design was truly amazing. It is well worth your...More
The United States Custom House, also known as the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, is a little known treasure near Battery Park in Manhattan. This building has been (mostly) restored to glorious condition, and should not be overlooked! Anyone who appreciates architecture and American history will...More
This old government building on the lower tip of Manhattan was once the customs house for the city and remnants of that prior life are in evidence. Be sure to check out the rotunda with its unusual occulus ceiling. Don't leave without touring the Native...More
This beautiful building designed by Case Gilbert (who also designed the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court Building, and a number of state capital buildings), with majestic (if somewhat Western-centric apropos the period) statues in front by Daniel Chester French (Lincoln Memorial) is a...More
We walked through this building while visiting the Native American Museum last weekend. It is an incredible place, built in an era of grand buildings with carvings and marble hallways and pillars that reach to vaulted ceilings. This place is worth a visit even if...More
I don't understand the poor reviews of the collection. The permanent collection display in the large room across the back was redone a few years ago - were they from before that? The previous display also had good stuff but it was oddly mounted. Not...More
I believe everyone who visits New York should go see the beautiful historical objects housed in this place. The Custom House contains a rich history of the first settlers in America, displaying their traditional outfits, weapons and various things about their lifestyle. The architectural design...More
When you think of NYC, you think Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Broadway plays, so you do not realize that there are so many historic buildings here. Since NYC was the countries first capital, you will find many historic buildings like Federal Hall and not...More