National Museum of the American Indian, New York City

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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. Put National Museum of the American Indian at the forefront of your travel plans using our New York City trip planning tool .
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  • The weird ultra , intense airport style security screening upon entry killed the whole mood . I’ve been to countless museums and Never had Such a thorough, invasive screening; to enter . There is not ...  more »
  • My friend was visiting from out of town and it was a windy, blustery Spring day in N.Y.C we wanted to do something a little less typical and Indoors. My guest use to live in NY so obviously not her 1s...  more »
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  • You will always find something new with every visit. This place is unique in content and never ceases to amaze. I however do feel like there are great gaps of missing information and artifacts. The design of the museum is adequate at best and could use some sprucing up to better share the true native experience.
  • It is a nice museum. Very interesting. I just didn’t like the security guards from the 1st level, the same people who are in the airports, arrogant and unkind. Otherwise the museum very informative and as always the architecture amazing. A lot of information for people in the Caribbean.
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