National Museum of the American Indian, New York City

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3.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Explore the exhibits that pay tribute to the lives, languages, cultures, and arts from the diverse tribes of the Americas at National Museum of the American Indian. The museum is a part of the Smithsonian Institute and is the smaller branch of its counterpart in Washington, D.C. Programs and live performances will educate you about tribes from North, Central, and South America. Take time to speak to one of the museum's program participants to hear first-hand about their personal backgrounds and experiences. While here, you can view artifacts on display or take in an impressive collection of old photographs. The museum is located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, so check out the architecture while you are there. Admission is free. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like National Museum of the American Indian can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Walked out of the ferry to Staten Iceland. Approx. 5 min. The bull and the bear equal standing nearby (the Finazdistrict starts here) have more attention. Admission is free. Initially the security check. The building is really great but is only a small part of the Museum, the rest is an archive of the city. I had nothing of it, a critical engagement with the action to the first nation is located. Shown is a collection of objects from early time by the entire American continent. It is in a h. The culture show much. It's a pity because one could have made more out of it.
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  • It is good to honor native Americans.This museum is in a fine old building that used to be NYC's Customs House. There was some Indian dancing going on in the basement when we visited. The exhibits wer...  read more »
  • The National Museum of the American Indian is a Museum of the history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a beautiful collection of this culture. PS: admission is free during all days of the week.
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  • Unexpected treasure of a place. I highly recommend a visit- it is free entry so you can spend as much time as you need. The building itself is an amazing example of beaux arts, with a Raphael Guastavino rotunda and vaults with depictions of explorers such as Columbus (as the building was originally used as customs house). The exhibits of native American cultures are superb. Was not prepared for the 'circle of dance ' video exhibition on the first floor which was also really good.
  • Exellent place to visit , I love this place and the people working here are so kind the exhibition are wonderfull
  • Wonderful place to take the Family. The staff are vigilant yet kind. Keeps all the children in line. I am pleased all mine were angels ofcourse,naturally.
  • Not an overly impressive museum. The large center room with a wrap around mural is nice but most other object on display I've seen in other museums. One high points are the Plains Indian and Central American section. Honestly the History Museum's Pacific Northwest Indian section was a better experience than this whole museum's collection.
  • This is an awesome museum. We didn't know we would end up there - we stumbled upon it while we were walking to the park. Admission is free and there's plenty to see on display. We were there around closing time, but I wish we had some more time to explore. Definitely worth checking out.
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