National Museum of the American Indian

Top 1% of attractions in New York City
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

“The permanent exhibit, "Infinity of Nations," is an encyclopedic survey of Native cultures from throughout the Americas, including 700 objects from ancient times to present day.”

– Fodor's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this elegant museum of Native American culture is set in Cass Gilbert's spectacular 1907 Custom House, one of NYC's finest beaux arts buildings." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"The life and culture of Native Americans is presented in rotating exhibitions—from intricately woven Pomo baskets to beaded buckskin shirts—along with contemporary artwork." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Cass Gilbert's Beaux-Arts former US Custom House (1907) makes a splendid setting for this Smithsonian museum, opened in 1994." Full review
Where Where
"The nation’s first museum to promote Native American history, culture, languages and arts in exhibitions culled from the Smithsonian’s extensive collection." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"What’s this place all about? Housed in a former customs house at the southern tip of Manhattan, the National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to preserving and sharing the histories of the more than 1,200 indigenous cultures of the Americas" Full review
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