The National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY
(212) 514-3700
Bowling Green
Broad Street
South Ferry
Wall Street
Whitehall Street – South Ferry

The National Museum of the American Indian

Schedule:           Mondays – Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                         Thursdays from 10:00 a. m. - 8:00 pm.

Admission:          Free admission


It is an institution dedicated to culture, life language and art of Native American tribes, one of the best ways to know the true history of North America is visiting the Museum, which is located in the area of Wall Street in a building that for many years hosted the Customs, which has a classical facade dominated by a line of statues representing the five continents and inside it has 44 marble columns that hug an immense hall with a dome decorated by the most important artist and painters. Through its exhibits, visitors can learn the history of some of the most important tribes of North America with a focus on the people of the northeast from the current US territory and its evolution with the arrival of Europeans; it has about one million of archaeological pieces, plus photographic archive with multiple references to the culture from America.


Our advice:

There is a free tour to see and know the museum deeper, architecture and design. It lasts 45 minutes between 1 pm and 3 pm Monday through Friday and Sundays at 3 pm.

Concerts, dance performances, storytelling for children and crafts workshop are also performed.

You will be greeted at the entrance by security personnel who will check you but it will be quick, all bags, wallets, purses, and containers, due to security measures, the lines for entry to the museum are extended during high season and holidays. We ask for your patience, cooperation and help to keep the Museum treasures safe and with a good condition.

Public visits for families and groups of adults are given daily, please consult the calendar when you are planning your visit.