Museum of the American Indian. Photo by Thetragicmulatto (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The George Gustav Hey Center at the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House is one of three National Museum of the American Indian facilities in the U.S. (the others are the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC and the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, MD).

The museum is operated by the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to sharing the art and culture of the natives peoples of the Americas.

A mix of permanent and changing exhibits are on display.┬áThe permanent “Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian” exhibit displays hundreds of works by Natives on North, Central, and South America. Visit the museum website for information on temporary exhibits.

Admission to the museum is free of charge.

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Hours and Admission

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Museum admission is free.

The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with extended hours on Thursdays to 8:00 p.m (expect Thanksgiving Day, when hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) The museum is closed on December 25th.

Please visit the museum’s website to confirm hours of operation.



The museum is located in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.

The address is 1 Bowling Green.

Bowling Green, where the museum is located, is a park in the heart of the financial district. It’s the oldest public park in New York City. The Alexander Hamilton Customs House is located at the southern end of the green and the Charging Bull statue is located at the northern end.


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