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A picturesque Beaux Arts building where visitors can gaze upon beautiful Reginald Marsh murals in an oval rotunda.
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1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY 10004-1415
Financial District
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I stopped for a good look at this building's gray granite facade before continuing to Battery Park across the street. Opened in 1907 at the Southern end of Manhattan, the seven-story Beaux Arts structure features large limestone sculptures of female figures on big entrance pedestals....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic structure very well designed creating art in architecture. Now houses the museum of the Native American. Security is tight as in most places.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vonschmidt
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Although there is not a great deal to see or do within this magnificent 1907 building unless you have business with the Archives or a government office, the building itself is wonderful to see both inside and out. There is a free Museum of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

For architecture I liked the exterior more than the interior. The murals are only so-so. I did like the Indian exhibits and you can do it in less than an hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doug V
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Many do not know what it is and they do not go there, I already intended to visit with the family, Beautiful building both outside but also inside, where there is also a museum of Indians .. here we took many pictures !!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SalvatoreCandiano
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The Custom House is quite large with big sculptures on it's front side. There is a nice display in the rotunda with historical information, which has wonderful murals covering 360 degrees around the walls. The building also houses the National Museum of the American Indian...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The Alexander Hamilton Custom House is an impressive, colossal Beaux Arts building at Bowling Green next to Battery Park. Entry is FREE, but there is a security detail on duty & X-ray at the entrance since it is a government building. Inside is the wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank ATLpch
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The sculpture itself is worth mentioning. It's a beautiful design building and sculptures. Theres different museum each time that is display here . PG 13 Sculpture at the front.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank antliewty
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Free to enter but it is a federal building so airport type security. The rotunda is beautiful and check out the green marble pillars. The gift shop is mainly Native American themed and quite nice.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LibertyStreet
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Just to see this building is worth the trip. The exhibits are excellent, informative and well done. You can learn about not only Native Americans but first people in central and South America as well. Walking around Battery Park where the building is located is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Right, 6 subway to Bowling Green.
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