Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cass Gilbert, 1907; Renovation, Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, 1987

The Alexander Hamilton US Custom House is home to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the National Archives and Records Administration, the US 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. Tours of the Tiffany-designed Collector's Office and the building will be given, and a NARA Document Discovery session will be held in the Rotunda on Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours ongoing throughout both days will include the history of the building's origins, how the National Museum of the American Indian helped to revitalize use of the building, and a visit to the Louis Comfort Tiffany-designed Collector's Office. (45 min)

Access Notes: Please note the building requires submission to airport-like security screening. Kindly leave any sharp objects and weapons at home. No food or drinks are allowed in the building.

Since the first OHNY Weekend in 2003, this site is one of almost 50 have participated for 10 or more years. When you visit, please thank them for championing an open city! To see a full list of 15th Anniversary sites, click here.

This site is part of the special series Spaces of Respite, highlighting sites across the five boroughs where you can find respite from the stress of contemporary urban life, pause, and gather your thoughts. Click here to read more and see the full list of participating sites.


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