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National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution)

  • 1 Bowling Green Map It
  • Financial District

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Massive granite columns rise to a pediment topped by a double row of statues at the impressive Beaux Arts Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House (1907), which is home to the New York branch of this Smithsonian museum (the other branch is in Washington, D.C.). Inside, the egg-shape stairwell and rotunda embellished with shipping-theme murals (completed in the 1930s) are also worth a pause. The permanent exhibit, "Infinity of Nations," is an encyclopedic survey of Native cultures from throughout the Americas, with 700 objects from ancient times to present day. The venue also presents changing exhibits, videos and films, dance, music, and storytelling programs.

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1 Bowling Green, between State and Whitehall sts., New York, New York, 10004, USA

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  • Free
  • Mon.–Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 10–5, Thurs. 10–8

Published 06/26/2015


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