The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House is home to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the National Archives and Records Administration, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and other federal agencies. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. In 1979 New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission made the exterior and public interior spaces a city landmark.
Access to the rarely opened, Tiffany-designed Collector's Office will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at least an hour before closing if you’d like to visit the Collector’s Office, as long lines are expected and may close before the rest of the building.
Access Notes: Guests will pass through airport-style security screening upon entry at the Custom House. Kindly leave any sharp objects and weapons at home. No food or drinks are allowed in the museum.
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