The National Museum of the American Indian–New York, the George Gustav Heye Center, is located within the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions—as well as a range of public programs, including music and dance performances, films, and symposia—explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas.
Hours & Admission
The museum is open 10 AM–5 PM daily, Thursdays to 8 PM; closed December 25. Admission is free. Floor plans are available for download and printing.
The National Museum of the American Indian–New York, is located on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park.
4 & 5 trains to Bowling Green
1 train to Rector Street or South Ferry
R train to Whitehall Street
J & Z trains to Broad Street
2 & 3 trains to Wall Street
M5, M15, and M20.
See the NY MTA for maps and service updates for subways and buses.
Drop-off & Parking
Buses may drop off groups at State Street or Whitehall Street. There is no parking at the museum. There are several parking garages located nearby. Click here for current parking options.
Visitor Services desks on the Second Floor in the Great Hall provide information on daily tours, programs, and screenings. Public tours for families and adult groups are given daily, Monday through Friday, at 1 & 3 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
For adult group tours, or to address special visit requests, call 212-514-3758 or email NMAI-NY@si.edu. For school group tours, call 212-514-3705. For more information about tours, see NY Group Visits and Tours.
The National Museum of the American Indian–New York is accessible to people with disabilities. Groups and those with special needs are asked to use the ground floor entrance to the museum. All exhibitions are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on the ground floor of the museum, and may be obtained on request from the security staff. Additional accessibility services can be provided at no cost, with 2 weeks advance notice. To request accessibility services or for specific accessibility questions, call 212-514-3758 or email NMAI-NY@si.edu
Check the Smithsonian website for the latest on security procedures at Smithsonian museums.
Coat Room & Lockers
The Second Floor Coat Room has small lockers for public use. Private coat storage is provided for school groups visiting the museum.